Junior Achievement of North Florida Adds Seven New Members to its Board of Directors

Junior Achievement of North Florida (JA) has named seven new members to its board of directors: Nader Farhat, Patty Keenan, Jennifer Kirouac, Mike Knox, Shehani Ranadewa, Trish Skoglund and Shatara Troy. The seven members are part of a board of 36 community leaders who volunteer their time to help promote and enhance the mission of JA of North Florida.

“We welcome everyone to the board and look forward to working together to achieve our mission of inspiring and preparing young people to succeed,” said Shannon Italia, president of JA of North Florida. “Each person brings experience and skill to their new role that will help guide our organization and drive results that increase our impact on students in Northeast Florida.”

Jennifer Kirouac is the vice president, senior business banking relationship manager for First Horizon Bank. Mike Knox is the senior vice president/senior relationship manager for PNC Financial Services. Shehani Ranadewa is an AVP with Deutsche Bank. Nader Farhat is the managing partner of the Jacksonville office for PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Patty Keenan is the chief learning officer for Miller Electric Company. Trish Skoglund is the director of mergers and acquisitions with Crowley. Shatara Troy currently serves as both the COO of Harbor View Advisors, and the managing director of the firm’s consulting practice area.

“We are excited to have these new members who understand and believe in what JA can do for the community and our young people,” said Meg Rose, JA of North Florida board chair. “We are at a critical time in the life of our organization and desire to expand our board with people who reflect the communities we serve and can help to drive our strategic initiatives related to growth and impact, particularly in the areas of financial literacy and work readiness.”