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President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Southwest New England Named Millennial Move Maker

Hartford, CT—Jeremy Race, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Southwest New England,  has been selected as a “Millennial Move Maker” in the Greater New Haven area. Race will be honored along with 11 other recipients during the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce’s Big Connect event on November 17th. The award ceremony will take place at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford from 4- 6 P.M. and is free of charge to attend.

Race has been with Junior Achievement since September 2002, starting off as a program manager for five years. He moved on to becoming Director of Development in 2007, then Vice President of Development in 2012, and became Chief Operating Officer in 2012. Race became President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Southwest New England on July 1, 2016. Junior Achievement of Southwest New England reached 39,915 students in 2015-16 which is the most in the organization’s history. Under Race’s leadership, JA plans to reach 50,000 Connecticut students by 2020. “This recognition by the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce is truly a reflection of the great work of the entire JA team.  I’m lucky to be surrounded by an incredible staff and board of directors who, on a daily basis, work passionately to further JA’s mission of empowering young people to own their economic success”, said Jeremy Race. “We have ambitious goals to reach thousands more students in Connecticut in coming years.  I’m proud of our team for the milestones they have achieved and I’m excited to see what the future holds for JA and the students whose lives we are changing each day”.

“This is the 2nd annual Millennial Move Makers event by the New Haven Chamber of Commerce. Each year, 12 of the most exceptional young professionals across Connecticut are chosen to be honored and awarded in front of a 250+ person crowd. The process of selecting these awardees begins with an open call. A nomination form is sent to each individual of the Greater New Haven Chamber and Quinnipiac Chamber by email; which includes over 5000 people, social media outreach, and physical nomination forms at each Chamber event. Once the nomination deadline passes, the nominating committee reviews each entered nomination. The qualifications for an honoree are broad depending on their chosen career paths. These are individuals that go above and beyond in their workplace, as well as their communities. They are movers and shakers, in the sense that they make a difference in workplaces and communities. Over all, they make a positive impact on others around them” said Jenna Kozodoy, Partnership Services Manager of The Greater New Haven Chamber.

About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)

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 provides 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 4.6 million students per year in 112 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations in 121 other countries worldwide. Visit for more information.

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