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JA New York Announces Changes to Senior Leadership Team

Betty A. Garger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Junior Achievement of New York (JA New York), is pleased to announce an executive promotion and a new hire to the leadership team to help lead the nonprofit organization with the mission to inspire and prepare young people for a global economy.

Steven Sherrick has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of Development and Communications. Sherrick most recently served as Vice President of Program Operations at Junior Achievement of New York and has been a member of the JA New York Team for almost ten years, joining through service with the New York City Civic Corps and working in both development and program over the years. Prior to his experience with JA New York, Sherrick spent 15 years in the financial services industry mostly with Greenwich Capital Markets and the Royal Bank of Scotland. He earned a master’s degree in public administration from The City University of New York’s Baruch College and his undergraduate degree in international relations at Bucknell University.

Joining the JA New York team in the position of Vice President of Program Operations is Adrienne Hadaway, who comes to JA New York from the New York City Department of Education where she most recently served as the Director, Office of Teacher Leadership, in the Division of Teaching and Learning. Hadaway worked for the DOE for eight years starting as a Teacher Staffing Support Consultant.  Prior to her work with the DOE, Hadaway served for almost two years in the US Peace Corps, teaching English as a Foreign Language in Bulgaria. She earned a master’s degree in public policy analysis and management at The New School and a bachelor’s degree in education at California State University San Bernardino.

Sherrick and Hadaway join Garger and Chris Malin, Chief Financial Officer, as members of the JA New York staff senior leadership team.

“With the experience and talents of our senior leadership team, we are poised for increased success as we work with our corporate partners, educators, and community supporters to provide learning experiences to students in kindergarten through 12th grade with a focus on financial literacy, career and work readiness, and entrepreneurship in the five boroughs of New York City, the two counties of Long Island, and four counties in the lower Hudson Valley. Our goal is to equip young people with the skillset and mindset to build thriving communities,” said Garger.

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