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Jr. Achievement of Central Carolinas Announces New President/CEO

Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas’ (JACC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce it has named Dorothy Gorman as the President/CEO effective February 2022.

Gorman brings a wealth of leadership experience and a passion for positive change within local communities. She joins JACC from Project Lead The Way, a nonprofit organization providing transformative learning experiences for PreK-12 students and teachers across the United States. Gorman’s capabilities include extensive nonprofit and education experience, strong financial orientation, and a background in communications, network development and operations. A skilled strategist with a deep understanding of how to drive purposeful relationships, Gorman has more than a decade of experience leading teams to solve complex problems that create global impact.

“JACC’s work - impacting the lives and economic mobility of students and communities - is more relevant than ever. It is an incredible honor to lead JACC into the next stage of growth and impact. I am excited to partner with the team, board, investors, educators, and volunteers to build the future of JACC.”                 - Dorothy Gorman

Gorman’s appointment concludes a five month national search process that was completed by a Board of Directors Search Committee led by Jon Rickers, Committee Chair and Chief People Officer at ABX Innovative Packaging Solutions. “The Board and I are confident that Dorothy is the right person to lead Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas and continue making meaningful progress towards our mission to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy”, Rickers says.  “She is a seasoned leader with deep experience in building and leading teams, operating efficiently at scale, and creating value for all stakeholders in the community we serve.  We are fortunate to have her as our next President and CEO.”

Gorman will assume the role of President/CEO on February 7, 2022. Please join the Board of Directors of JA Central Carolinas in welcoming Dorothy Gorman.


About Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas 

Chartered locally in 1958, JACC is headquartered in Charlotte, NC and serves 52 counties across NOrth Carolina and the northern part of South Carolina. Junior Achievemetn's state-aligned curriculum provides relevant, hands-on experiences that give students K-12 knowledge and skills in entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness. 

Uniquely positioned alongside investors, education partners and volunteers, JACC aims to narrow the gap between student skill set and the requirements to effectively navigate the global economy. 

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