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

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce the members of its 2019 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County Advisory Board. The committee will be led by co-chairs Scott Fischer, president of Scott Fischer Enterprises, and Sharon Torregrossa, real estate agent for VIP Realty Group, Inc. The 2019 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County is slated for Thursday, April 18 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs.

Other members selected to this year’s board include: Brandon Box, executive vice president and market president for IBERIABANK; Jason Brewer, senior vice president and market president for BB&T; Richard Durnwald, financial advisor for Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company; Jan-Erik Hustrulid, business development coordinator for Owen-Ames-Kimball Company; Travis Merrick, chief operating officer for GFA International, Inc.; Laurie Moore, financial advisor for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management; Sandy Stilwell-Youngquist, owner and CEO of Stilwell Enterprises & Restaurant Group; Gary Tasman, CEO and principal broker for Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Property Southwest Florida; and Mary Vlasak Snell, partner at Pavese Law Firm.

Advisory board members are responsible for selecting the laureates for the 2019 Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, Lee County, which recognizes two outstanding Lee County entrepreneurs who serve as role models for youth through their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community. The laureates will be honored during a dinner and awards ceremony in April. For more information on the event, or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and purchasing tickets, 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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