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NJBIZ - Junior Achievement of New Jersey Taps Horne as Leader

Junior Achievement of New Jersey will welcome James Horne Jr. as its new president and CEO, the Edison-based organization announced May 26.

Horne currently holds the same titles at United Way of Great Union County. He will take up his position with JANJ, effective July 5.

“I am proud and honored to have been chosen to lead this prominent organization,” Horne said in a statement. “I am passionate about equipping young people with the tools needed to become critical thinkers, challenging them to be innovative, and developing them into the leaders of tomorrow.”

Horne brings more than 20 years of executive experience directing human service organizations with him to JANJ and has spent the past 17 years leading the United Way of Greater Union County. There, JANJ said he developed strong community partnerships, increased organizational efficiencies, retained board members and exhibited financial competence to maintain the balance between dedication to mission, entrepreneurial initiatives and business management needed to successfully run a nonprofit organization

“We are excited about the appointment of James,” said JANJ of New Jersey Board Chair Christine LaCroix. “James brings a great deal of expertise and enthusiasm for our work, and strong management skills to JA.”

Added Horne, “I look forward to joining a team of highly skilled professionals and dedicated volunteers. Working together, we will ensure students experience JANJ’s high-quality programs to gain the skills relevant to success in their future careers and in their lives.”

Free education resource JA of New Jersey helps prepare young people with the education and skillsets they need for their own economic success and to plan for the future. The group’s learning experiences focus primarily on career readiness, financial empowerment, entrepreneurship and life skills.


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