Junior Achievement of Arizona (JAAZ) has elected two new business leaders to its board of directors.
Joining the board are Karen Quick, director of internal controls for Accenture, and Sean Claypool, vice president for Charles Schwab.
Quick joined Accenture in 1984. She ensures that the company is compliant with the requirements under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. She also assists various parts of the organization with internal controls and other compliance design and monitoring requirements. Quick was a JAAZ student throughout high school and has been supporting the organization since graduating from Arizona State University in 1984.
Claypool has been with Charles Schwab for nearly 20 years. He oversees the managed and advised account operations for the firm, including staffing, project management, oversight, budgeting and planning. An Arizona State University graduate with an MBA from the University of Phoenix, all three of Claypool’s sons have attended JA Biztown, where he was a chaperone for each. He’s been involved with JAAZ for three years.
JAAZ is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization which believes that every child deserves an education in economics and finances in order to inspire and prepare them for success in a global economy. Serving Arizona’s youth since 1957, JAAZ prepares young people for the real world by showing them how to become self-sufficient, how to create jobs which make their communities robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. JAAZ reached more than 96,000 students during the 2013-2014 school year. For more information on JAAZ or ways to get involved, please call 480-377-8500 or visit www.jaaz.org.
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches more than 4.2 million students per year in more than 120 markets across the United States, with an additional 6.5 million students served by operations in 117 other countries worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.