Junior Achievement of Southwest New England Welcomes New Director of Education, Mario Chiappetti

Mario Chiappetti joins JA as the new Director of Education, overseeing the Education Department and its team of Education Managers. Mr. Chiappetti, a resident of Simsbury, has extensive experience in the insurance industry, most recently as the Senior Vice President of SPARTA Insurance and before that held various senior roles at Everest National Insurance Company, Arch Insurance Group and Chubb Specialty Insurance.

Mr. Chiappetti has recently completed and is a graduate of Encore!Hartford Fellowship, a four month program at the University of Connecticut’s Nonprofit Leadership Program tailored for seasoned corporate professionals seeking to transition their skill-sets and experience into successful professional and managerial employment in the Connecticut nonprofit sector. During that time, Mr. Chiappetti had a two month internship at Leadership Greater Hartford. He is a graduate of Williams College and has spent time volunteering with organizations such as: Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Millbrook School, Williams College, First Church of Christ Simsbury, ConnectiKids and Westminster Crossroads Learning Program.

Mr. Chiappetti stated: “I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues at JA to enhance and expand our presence with both our school systems and corporate and volunteer partners so that our students gain the benefit of our JA programs.”

“Mr. Chiappetti brings with him significant management, strategy and leadership experience. He is looking forward to joining Junior Achievement of Southwest New England and helping reach 41,000 Connecticut students this school year, and 50,000 by 2020”, said Junior Achievement of Southwest New England’s President, Jeremy Race.

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