Leadership

Marcia Forston

Marcia Forston – President & CEOLeadership

Marcia joined Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana in 2016 as President/CEO after 25 years in the corporate sector and supported by more than 30 years of non-profit work. She is honored and thrilled to serve our Greater Evansville Region through the life-changing mission of Junior Achievement.

Marcia currently serves on Junior Achievement USA’s Human Resources Committee, JA Pathways Steering Committee, and co-leads the JA Work and Career Readiness Pathway Team. Locally, she serves on the Region 11 Workforce Development Board and its Youth Committee, and is a member of the Talent 2025 Core Team.

These words shared recently by local entrepreneur Drew Peyronnin inspire her every day: “We have entered a period where the skills you teach and strengthen in JA will be more important than ever in our lifetimes. Innovation, collaboration, adaptability, self-reliance, critical thinking, and problem solving will all pay dividends to individuals and to the altered economy soon to emerge. Don't lose sight of how critical your mission is.” #changetheworld!

 

Renee Heil

Renee Heil – Finance & Operations Sr. ManagerLeadership

Renee Heil is the Finance & Operations Sr. Manager at Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana, where Renee oversees the office operations and financial information.

Renee began as the part-time Accounting Coordinator in 2014 and started full time in December of 2017, eventually earning the title of Finance & Operations Sr. Manager. She will complete her MCAA through a JA USA partnership with Sanford National University in Spring of 2021.

Renee enjoys spending time with her family, working jigsaw puzzles, and enjoying nature.

 

Amanda Coburn

Amanda Coburn – Director of Strategic PartnershipsLeadership

Amanda joined Junior Achievement in the summer of 2021 after 8 years at the Vanderburgh Humane Society. She is a graduate of Western Carolina University in North Carolina; the Leadership Everyone Community Leadership program; Best Friends Animal Society Management Leadership Certification; and will soon begin the Welborn Baptist Foundation’s Nonprofit Next Generation Leadership Academy through the IU O’Neill School of Public Environmental Affairs.

Amanda is passionate about Junior Achievement’s mission of empowering young people to own their economic success, particularly in the areas of Career Readiness and Financial Literacy. She looks forward to building meaningful partnerships with local companies and nonprofits to make some magic happen and DREAM BIG for kids in the Greater Evansville region. Together we will continue #InspiringTomorrows.

A healthy work-life balance is important for everyone. After all, the wise Albus Dumbledore once said, “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” When not in the office, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 daughters, traveling, reading, hiking, fostering kittens for VHS, and watching as many movies as she possibly can. Movie/TV and Disney references are always welcome!

 

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