Jeanette began her affiliation with Junior Achievement in high school as a participant in JA Company Program in the St Louis area, and in 2009 she joined JA Worldwide as Director of Development. Currently Jeanette is serving Junior Achievement USA in the role of Vice President, Development, with responsibilities including the oversight of current national partners, as well as generating new corporate and foundation relationships on a national and international basis. Jeanette’s professional journey in the nonprofit sector included over 20 years with Easter Seals, serving both at their national office in Chicago and at local affiliations, with the majority of her responsibilities in the corporate development role. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia and still roots for the Mizzou Tigers as well as the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears. Jeanette is married to Ron, and they have one daughter, Jessi, who enjoys working in Denver. In keeping with her commitment to a work/life balance, Jeanette enjoys entertaining, creative art projects, and Colorado adventures with her hubby and friends.