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Junior Achievement of Southwest New England Announces Matt Cambi as Chair of Board of Directors

June 26, 2018 – Hartford, CT -  Junior Achievement of Southwest New England (JA) appointed new Chairman of the Board Matthew Cambi, Principal at PwC, to a two-year term.  Matthew has been a member of the Board of Directors for seven years and has served on the organization’s Executive Committee for the past year.

Special acknowledgements to Raymond Sprague, Retired from The Hartford, for his dedicated service during his tenure as Chairman of the JA Board of Directors.

“Under Ray’s leadership over the past two years, our organization increased its student impact by more than 15%.  We are thrilled to welcome Matt to the role of Chairman.  His thoughtfulness, commitment, and strategic mindset will be a great addition to JA’s leadership team.  We look forward to working with Matt to continue this trajectory towards our goal of reaching 50,000 students by 2020” said Jeremy Race, President & CEO of Junior Achievement of Southwest New England.

Other board changes include the appointment of Celia R. Peterson, Executive Director of Strategic Programs at Aetna to the JA Board of Directors, and the appointment of Ed Bradstreet of Bohan & Bradstreet to the JA Emeritus Board.

If you would like to find out more information about joining Junior Achievement of Southwest New England and how you can make a difference in a student’s life by volunteering, please contact President & CEO, Jeremy Race at or 860-525-4510 ex 224. Any support you provide to Junior Achievement will help us get closer to our goal of reaching 50,000 students by 2020.

About Junior Achievement of Southwest New England

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.  JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.  Today, JA reaches more than 4.8 million students per year in over 100 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.2 million students served by operations in 100 other countries worldwide.

Last year in Connecticut, with the help of over 3,000 volunteers, JA of Southwest New England taught more than 45,000 local students in kindergarten through high school about business, jobs, and the importance of education for success. During the 2018-19 school year, JA expects to serve 47,000 students, the most students served in our organization’s history. Our vision is to reach 50,000 Connecticut students a year by 2020.

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