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Junior Achievement names Katherine Cecala president

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Junior Achievement of Arizona (JA), a nearly 60-year-old Arizona nonprofit, announced it has selected esteemed business and nonprofit executive Katherine Cecala as its new president. Cecala joins the organization at a time when it is poised to elevate its programs and breadth of student service to a greater level. “There are more one million students… Read More →

Washington Federal appoints Omar Neira as business banker

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Washington Federal has announced Omar Neira has been hired as a business banker for two of its three Arizona divisions, focusing on 23 of the 35 Washington Federal branches statewide. In his new role, Neira will be responsible for business development, commercial real estate loans and small business lending. Neira brings more than a decade… Read More →

Junior Achievement, Microsoft Prepare Valley Students


Junior Achievement of Arizona (JAAZ) and Microsoft announced a new collaboration as part of the Microsoft YouthSpark initiative to help local students explore careers in the technology hardware and software industries. Through Microsoft YouthSpark, students from GateWay Early College High School, Girls Leadership Academy, Mesa High School and Skyline High School participated in the JA… Read More →

Valley High School Students Compete at JA Stock Market Challenge

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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and more than 400 high schools students from nearly 20 Arizona schools will come together for Junior Achievement of Arizona’s Sixth Annual Student Stock Market Challenge, in which teams compete to see who can grow their mock-stock portfolio and create the highest net worth. The event will be held at the… Read More →

Resolute Commercial Services’ Foster Named JA Board Chair

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Jeremiah Foster, principal and founder of Resolute Commercial Services, has been named board chair for Junior Achievement of Arizona.  As board chair, he will oversee the 48-member board of directors and lead the organization’s governance and policy strategies. In addition to his involvement with JA, Foster, a Scottsdale resident, is active in the community through… Read More →