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Junior Achievement of New York Welcomes Fernando Iraola and Jeff Gallotta to its Board of Directors

[New York, NY, February 15,2024] – Junior Achievement of New York, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young people to succeed in a global economy, is pleased to announce the appointment of two distinguished individuals to its Board of Directors. The newly appointed members, Fernando Iraola and Jeff Gallotta, bring a wealth of experience and expertise that will undoubtedly enhance JA New York’s mission of inspiring and preparing students to succeed in the workforce and in life.  

Fernando Iraola is Executive Vice President and General Manager of Global and U.S. Large Enterprises at American Express. In this role, he oversees client management and sales for American Express' largest commercial clients – driving differentiated value and providing solutions that meet the global and diverse needs of their most valuable customers.  

Jeff Gallotta is a Partner at PwC with experience working with the firm’s largest global financial services clients. In his role, he supports his clients in financial reporting, technical accounting and regulatory matters.  

"We are thrilled to welcome Fernando and Jeff to our Board of Directors. Their impressive backgrounds, passion for education, and commitment to empowering young people align seamlessly with our mission at Junior Achievement," said Betty Garger, CEO and President at Junior Achievement of New York. "With their guidance, we look forward to continuing to provide innovative programs that inspire and equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the rapidly changing global economy." 

Junior Achievement of New York is honored to have Fernando and Jeff join the Board, reinforcing the organization's commitment to providing New York's youth with the tools and resources necessary for future success. Their collective experience and dedication to community advancement align seamlessly with Junior Achievement's vision of fostering a new generation of confident, empowered leaders. 

About JA New York   

Junior Achievement of New York (JA New York), an affiliate of Junior Achievement USA, is the leading non-profit organization in Greater New York dedicated to creating pathways to economic empowerment for local youth. With a mission to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in the global economy, JA New York provides experiential, interactive programs that teach and inspire young people to understand the economic world around them, plan for their financial futures, and reach their full potential.   

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Alisha Mikluch  

Junior Achievement of New York   

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