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About Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement of Chicago has been providing quality economic education programs for over 70 years.  Since its charter in 1940, Junior Achievement of Chicago has reached nearly four million students in the greater Chicago metropolitan area with hands-on learning experiences.

Junior Achievement's 2012 Goal is to reach 430,000 Chicagoland students with our relevant economic education programs.  We believe as a community we can start inspiring tomorrow's leaders to make successful choices today!

JA of Chicago Speakers Bureau

Junior Achievement of Chicago’s Speakers Bureau provides access to expert speakers who deliver formal speeches, facilitate discussions, conduct trainings, and lead seminars. JA’s board members and staff are experts in many fields and can serve an organization’s needs for staff meetings, conferences, retreats, and events.  

Speaking fees will generally range from $2,500 to $25,000, depending on the speaker hired and the format of the meeting, conference, or event.  All speaking fees are in the form of tax-deductible donations to Junior Achievement of Chicago, as each speaker will donate their time and expertise for the benefit of Junior Achievement. 

Speakers Bureau donations will benefit JA students in the following manner:

  •     $25,000 - Provides funding for JA in over two whole schools
  •     $10,000 - Provides funding for JA programs in one whole school
  •     $  5,000 - Provides funding for JA programs in ten classrooms
  •     $  2,500 - Provides funding for JA programs in five classrooms

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    http://jachicago.collaborationcentral.net/BoardBios/Brune,%20Catherine%20S.aspx BruneCatherine "Cathy"Allstate Insurance CompanyPresident, Eastern TerritoryLeadership; Technology; Women in Business; OperationsSpeaks to large or small groups in a variety of formats, including keynotes and panel discussions.
    http://jachicago.collaborationcentral.net/BoardBios/Chodos,%20Robert%20B.aspx ChodosRobert B. "Bob"Colliers InternationalPrincipalCommercial Real EstateLarge Group; Small Group
    http://jachicago.collaborationcentral.net/BoardBios/Cressey,%20Bryan%20C.aspx CresseyBryanCressey and CompanyPartnerInvesting; Private Equity/Company BuildingSmall Group
    http://jachicago.collaborationcentral.net/BoardBios/Daffe',%20Sandy.aspx DafféSandy L.Junior Achievement of ChicagoPresidentJunior Achievement; Non-Profit LeadershipLarge Group; Small Group
    http://jachicago.collaborationcentral.net/BoardBios/Dee,%20Merri.aspx DeeMerriMerri Dee CommunicationsPresident"If it is to be...it is up to me"Serves as master of ceremonies or as motivational speaker for small or large groups
    http://jachicago.collaborationcentral.net/BoardBios/Farrell,%20W%20James.aspx FarrellW. James "Jim"SLP LLCPrincipalBusiness Simplification; Community Involvement; Junior AchievementLarge Group
    Information to come HabenMary KayWm. Wrigley Jr. CompanyFormer President, Wrigley North AmericaLeadership; Marketing; Women in BusinessLarge Group; Small Group
    http://jachicago.collaborationcentral.net/BoardBios/Hardt,%20Dan%20(Chip)%20W.aspx HardtDan W. "Chip"Hardt Enterprises LLCManaging DirectorStrategic PlanningLarge Group; Small Group
    http://jachicago.collaborationcentral.net/BoardBios/Hayden,%20Thomas%20H.aspx HaydenThomas H. "Tom"TerraNova Market Strategies and Faculty at The Medill School/Northwestern UniversityJoint Managing Partner/US OperationsStrategy Development, Qualitative Research, Advertising/Integrated Marketing CommunicationsWorkshop format, best suited to smaller groups
    http://jachicago.collaborationcentral.net/BoardBios/Herencia,%20Roberto%20R.aspx HerenciaRobertoBXM Holdings, Inc.President & CEOLeadership; Creating a Service Culture; Engaging Your People, lessons I’ve learnedLarge Group; Small Group; Emcee; Retreats; Master of Ceremonies
    http://jachicago.collaborationcentral.net/BoardBios/Morgan,%20Christopher%20A.aspx MorganChristopher A. "Chris"Lantern PartnersFounder and Managing PartnerLeadership; Talent Acquisition & RetentionLarge Group; Small Group
    http://jachicago.collaborationcentral.net/BoardBios/Parkinson,%20Robert%20L.aspx Parkinson, Jr.Robert L.Baxter International, Inc.Chairman & Chief Executive OfficerLeadership; Healthcare reform; EducationLarge Group; Small Group
    http://jachicago.collaborationcentral.net/BoardBios/Patin,%20Robert%20W.aspx PatinRobert W. "Bob"The Bottom Line ClubFounder, Former CEO, CNA Life and Group OperationsProvides customized business humor presentationsSuitable for large or small groups during conferences, retreats, or company meetings
    http://jachicago.collaborationcentral.net/BoardBios/Raj,%20Zain.aspx RajZainzednextFounder and CEOAdvertising; Marketing; CommunicationsLarge Group; Small Group; Suitable for retail/client based conferences and seminars
    http://jachicago.collaborationcentral.net/BoardBios/Savage,%20Terry%20L.aspx SavageTerry L.Terry Savage ProductionsPresidentPersonal FinanceSpeaks to large or small groups on personal finance strategies ("The Savage Truth")
    http://jachicago.collaborationcentral.net/BoardBios/Turner,%20Kimberly.aspx TurnerKimberly D.FLAUNT Image Consulting BoutiquePresident/Certified Image ConsultantWomen in Business; Dress to Win: What Your Appearance Says About You; A Vision You Can See: Developing/Reinforcing the Corporate Dress CodeLarge Group; Small Group; Retreats
    http://jachicago.collaborationcentral.net/BoardBios/Vogel,%20Robert%20R.aspx VogelRobert R. "Rob"Vulcan Materials CompanyFormer Vice President, Process ImprovementLeadership; Strategic PlanningLarge Group; Small Group
    http://jachicago.collaborationcentral.net/BoardBios/Wesley,%20Norman%20H.aspx WesleyNorman H. "Norm"Fortune Brands(Former) Chairman & CEOHow to Reach the ConsumerLarge Group; Small Group
    http://jachicago.collaborationcentral.net/BoardBios/Wong,%20Desmond%20C.aspx WongDesmond C. "Des"SINO Strategies Group, LLCPresident & CEOWhy China Should Be On Your Company's Radar Screen; China - Boxing in the Land of Tai Chi; China & India - Different Opportunities & Different ChallengesLarge groups over 50; Conference Key Note Speaker, Board of Director Meetings
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