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Jr. Achievement of Central Carolinas Announces CEO Resignation

Jr. Achievement of Central Carolinas Announces CEO Resignation

Charlotte, NC (June 21, 2021) - Effective Friday June 18th, Sarah Cherne resigned from the position of President and CEO of Junior Achievement of the Central Carolinas (JACC).  Sarah’s tenure was underscored by the build out of our 30,000 square foot, state of the art learning facility named the TowneBank Opportunity HQ in Camp North End.  The Board of Directors’ of JACC thank Sarah for nine years of service and dedication to JACC’s mission and we wish her the best of luck. 

The Board intends to conduct a national search for a new CEO who will narrow JACC’s strategic focus, implement efficient operating processes and cultivate an equitable culture founded on empowerment, diversity, inclusivity, and joy. In the interim, Ryan Taylor, Incoming Chairman of the Board will be actively providing leadership to our team. 

Jeff Ledford, JACC Chairman and Partner at EY stated, “We believe JACC’s programs and equitable approach play a vital role in helping bridge the social and economic gap in our local communities.  And we believe we are well positioned to expand our mission of inspiring tomorrows as we prepare to reopen our doors for the upcoming school year.”

“We are excited about our future, and I have full confidence that our talented team is primed to drive dramatic growth and further elevate the positive impact of JACC’s mission.  Additionally, we have a high-caliber Board to provide leadership and support to the team as we navigate this CEO transition.  We look forward to reaching out to all of our key stakeholders in the near future to share more about our vision for growth and provide updates on our leadership transition,” concluded Ledford.

For more information contact, Ryan Taylor, Interim Leadership at or Danielle Honeycutt, Director of Marketing & Communications at or 704.563.4858.


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Junior Achievement of the Central Carolinas is committed to our mission of inspiring and prepare young people to succeed by providing the knowledge and skills needed to prepare them for economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. 

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