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Junior Achievement President Nominated as 2012 Most Admired CEO

| January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

“San Diego Business Journal” awarded Junior Achievement of San Diego and Imperial Counties President and CEO Joanne Pastula a 2012 Most Admired CEO award in the nonprofits category. The 6th Annual Most Admired CEO Awards was presented to local industry leaders for the achievements at their organizations and community at Paradise Point Resort & Spa on Mission Bay on Thursday, Dec. 6. “San Diego Business Journal” honored executives in categories such as government, education, family-owned business and more.

Joanne Pastula is photographed with Jim Wening of Chase on the left and Gary McCormick of BDO on the right. Photo by Bob Thompson ©2011Fotowerks.

Since she became the president of Junior Achievement, Pastula has increased annual revenue from $300,000 to $2 million and expanded the student participation from 15,000 to 50,000 students. Now, over 6,340 volunteers are active in Junior Achievement’s programs in San Diego.

In July, 2006, under Pastula’s leadership, Junior Achievement acquired a permanent 23,000 sq. ft building in Mission Valley that is the home for Junior Achievement and the site of JA Biz Town, a life-size city run by JA students.

Pastula is active in the community involved in the organizations such as The Ackerman Foundation, Downtown Rotary, Economic Development Corporation, San Diego Grantmakers, Committee of 200, LEAD San Diego, University Club, Vistage International and United Way Vision Council.

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