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Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida names Advisory Board for 2019 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce the members of its 2019 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County Advisory Board. The committee will be led by chair Brenda O’Connor, executive director of membership for Naples Yacht Club, and vice chair Andy Buschle, senior vice president and private client advisor, Bank of America Private Bank. The 2019 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County is slated for Thursday, Oct. 24 at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Beach Resort in Naples.

Other members selected to this year’s board include Jamie Andersen, senior vice president and private client advisor, Bank of America Private Bank; Scott Beatty, attorney at law, Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.; Wilma Boyd, president and CEO, Preferred Travel of Naples; Blase Ciabaton, owner, Naples Print Source; Clay W. Cone, president, Cone Communications Company; Kristen Coury, founder and producing artistic director, Gulfshore Playhouse; Brian Glaeser, agent, State Farm; Kathy Gulvas, communications manager, London Bay Homes; Stacey Herring, vice president and private banker, Morgan Stanley Private Bank, N.A.; Brian Mallette, principal, senior financial advisor, HBKS Wealth Advisors; Craig Sherman, client advisor, Seaside National Bank; Michael Traficante, shareholder, Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A.; and Michael Wynn, president, Sunshine Ace Hardware.

The advisory board is responsible for selecting the laureates for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2019 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County, which recognizes local entrepreneurs for their service as positive role models to youth and significant contributions to the community. The laureates will be honored during a dinner and awards ceremony in October. For more information on the event, or to learn about sponsorship opportunities and purchasing tickets, please visit www.JASWFL.org.

About Junior Achievement:

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. Junior Achievement programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide 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 4.8 million students per year in more than 100 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations over 100 other countries worldwide. Locally, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida partnered with more than 200 classroom business volunteers during the 2017-2018 school year to provide nearly 63,800 hours of instruction to more than 11,600 students in 519 classes throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. For more information on Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, visit www.JASWFL.org, call 239-225-2590 or email info@jaswfl.org.

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