Jack Harris, President, Junior Achievement of Georgia, speaks at Terry Third Thursday

Jack Harris is the president of Junior Achievement of Georgia, an organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. JA of Georgia currently reaches over 160,000 students annually, working in partnership with over 500 schools, 200 corporate partners, and 7000 business and community volunteers across the state. In 2013, Junior Achievement of Georgia completed a $15 million campaign to open the latest JA BizTown/JA Finance Park capstone facility in the country—Junior Achievement's Chick-fil-A Foundation Discovery Center—which will serve 30,000 students annually.

Jack has been with Junior Achievement since 2002, beginning his JA career with the international organization as director of International Operations, and was promoted to VP-International Operations for JA Worldwide following the merger of Junior Achievement, Inc. (U.S) and Junior Achievement International in 2004. Following a move from the international organization to Junior Achievement of Georgia in 2005, Jack served in progressing roles as senior vice president of development and then as chief operating officer until 2008, at which time he was named president.

Prior to Junior Achievement, Jack worked with Smith Barney and also taught for two years at the Wesleyan School in Norcross, Georgia. Jack holds a degree in Politics and a certificate in Political Economy from Princeton University.

Within the community, Jack was recognized for his work with Junior Achievement as one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 under 40 award recipients in 2009, and serves on the board of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Emory University Board of Visitors. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta and a 2010 graduate of Leadership Atlanta.

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