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Dorothy Gorman

Dorothy Gorman – President/CEOLeadership

Dorothy Gorman is President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas (JACC). Dorothy is a purpose-driven leader who thrives in both strategic and operational spaces. For over a decade, she has led teams to create, scale, and sustain solutions to complex problems with mission and business impact.

Dorothy is an experienced and dedicated nonprofit executive. She has expertise in education, workforce development, and corporate engagement. Before joining JACC, she held multiple leadership positions at education nonprofit Project Lead The Way, including Chief Operations Officer and Chief Customer Officer. Her past experiences also include time at Deloitte, the World Economic Forum, First Advantage, and serving as a research assistant in Nairobi, Kenya.

Dorothy earned her masters of business administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her bachelor's degree from Furman University. Outside of work, Dorothy enjoys spending time with her husband and their two young children, exploring the beautiful outdoors of North Carolina, discovering new podcasts and books, cooking anything other than mac and cheese, and trying to fit in a solo run when she can.

 

Kimberly Baker

Kimberly Baker – Senior Vice President, EducationStaff

Kimberly is the Senior Vice President, Education for Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas, proud Mother of two, and graduate of The University of Memphis. She has been in the education industry for 22 years as a former educator with ten of those years with JA of Georgia in Atlanta. Prior to her career change, Ms. Baker worked in the corporate sector for 15 years in the areas of finance, human resources, management, and sales. She is an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta, The Allen Entrepreneurial Institute, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, GeorgiaCAN, and The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc.

 

Crystal Taylor

Crystal Taylor – Operations DirectorStaff

Crystal Taylor is the Operations Director at Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas. She is a vibrant, uplifting and engaging professional with a passion for seeing others thrive. She received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from NC State University. Crystal has over 15 years as a non-profit professional with experience in volunteer management, community partnerships and program management. As a lifetime member of Girl Scouts, she is committed to making the world a better place. When she is not impacting youth, she enjoys gardening, participating in CrossFit classes, spending time with family and friends, and going on adventures.

 

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