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Junior Achievement of New Jersey Continues to Thrive as it Elects Seven Leaders to its State Board of Directors

September 28, 2021 Edison, NJ Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ) is proud to announce the appointment of seven Board Directors during its fiscal year 2020-2021. Representing a wide range of industries, these Board Champions bring years of business leadership to JANJ to help further the organization’s mission of inspiring and preparing young people for success.

Welcoming these incredible Board Champions will undoubtedly help JANJ fulfill its mission as a groundbreaking educational solution provider.  As elected leaders, they join an impressive group of New Jersey’s civic and business influencers. New Board Directors include:

  • Brian Carolan, CPA, MBA, Chief Financial Officer, Commvault Systems, Inc.
  • Kevin L. Cole, CFA, SVP Investor Relations, NRG Energy
  • Peter G. DeMaria, CFA, Senior Managing Director, PNC Bank
  • Meg P. Ferrero, VP Assistant General Counsel, ADP
  • Nashira W. Layade, EVP & Chief Technology Officer, Realogy Holdings Corp.
  • Hitesh Ramani, Chief Accounting Officer, UiPath
  • Clint Wallace, SVP Human Resources North America, Sanofi

“We are pleased to welcome Brian, Kevin, Peter, Meg, Nashira, Hitesh, and Clint as Board Champions. Each person brings a unique background, wealth of leadership, strategic insight, and deep commitment to the success of our students.” said Catherine Milone, President of JANJ.

No one could have ever imagined the rippling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past year, when it felt as if time stood still, JANJ persevered by pivoting and adapting the delivery of its learning experiences to be accessible and equitable for young people across the state by transitioning to virtual programming. Despite the difficulties of the pandemic, one thing remained constant - people recognized the importance and positive impact of JANJ’s mission - to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Given the circumstances, JA’s thoughtful volunteers and proven programs have successfully increased students’ competencies around career readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship. 

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About JANJ: JANJ is an award-winning, best-in-class JA operation. With its headquarters and Capstone programs located in the JA Education Center, in Raritan Center, Edison, NJ, JANJ is a free educational resource dedicated to giving all young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success and plan for their futures. JA’s learning experiences primarily focus on career readiness, financial empowerment, entrepreneurship, and life skills. To learn more, visit us at

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