JA Worldwide Global Council

The JA Worldwide Global Council is a body of distinguished individuals who are committed to the mission of JA around the world. Global Council members have the professional experience and stature to be considered for the global Board of Governors, but do not have the time to commit to governance responsibilities. Instead, members of the Global Council participate in and support JA as their schedules allow, whether connecting with budding entrepreneurs, participating in JA events, or mentoring our global staff. 

Ideal candidates for the JA Worldwide Global Council are globally minded corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, JA alumni, former JA board members, and other JA supporters who have an abiding belief in the mission of JA, an interest in engaging in JA’s regional and global events, the capacity and desire to significantly support JA Worldwide, and an enthusiasm for attracting additional supporters to JA. 

As a member of our Global Council, you’ll connect with budding entrepreneurs, participate in JA events, mentor our staff, or support our cause. In return, you’ll be recognized in our internal and external communications and be afforded unique opportunities to contribute to our thought leadership on youth empowerment and education. Along the way, you’ll impact the lives of young people who represent our best investment in the future, as they create new technologies, find cures for diseases, and develop permanent solutions to global challenges. 

Flexibility

Global Council members support JA as their schedules allow, whether connecting with young entrepreneurs or serving as a judge or panelist at JA events.

Global Reach

Global Council members are globally minded JA supporters, such as corporate leaders, JA alumni, and former JA board members.

Recognition

Global Council members are recognized in JA communications and contribute to JA thought leadership on youth empowerment and education.

Global Council Members

As one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs, JA transforms the lives of over 10 million young people every year. But with one out of every two young people under- or unemployed across the globe, and with higher education and home ownership increasingly out of reach, JA must expand to reach more students in more areas in more innovative ways. Meet the Global Council that's helping us get there.


Samuel A. Di Piazza, Jr. | Chair, Board Legends

After retiring from the position as Global CEO of PricewaterhouseCoopers International, he joined Citigroup as the Vice Chairman of the Global Corporate and Investment Bank. Sam is currently Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Mayo Clinic


Brad Geddes

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Dr. Walter Loewenstern, Jr.

Dr. Loewenstern is a co-founder of the ROLM Corporation, which grew to become a Fortune 500 company by manufacturing and selling computerized telephone exchanges and militarized computers.

IBM bought the ROLM Corporation in 1984, and Walter retired from the company four years later. He sits currently on the Board of the Hoover Institution, is active as a venture capitalist in high technology start-ups, and is an investor in real Estate. 

Walter has been active in JA for over 40 years. He volunteered as a consultant for several JA classes, and as a result of this effort became very interested in JA. He served on the board of the Santa Clara chapter of JA for a number of terms, and joined JA Worldwide when it was just getting started.

Walter has a B.A./B.S. in electrical engineering from Rice University and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford. He served in the U.S. Navy as an officer in the Civil Engineering Corp. More recently, because of his proficiency in Russian, Walter went to Russia to help set up JA in a Russian city. 


William Schawbel | Founding Member

Boston Latin School. Image © Ellen Harasimowicz Photography 2013

Founder and CEO of The Schawbel Corporation, a business he formed in 1981 through the acquisition of two divisions from The Gillette Company. Bill is the former Chair ofJunior Achievement of Northern New England.


Brian Sidorsky

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Regional and Global Events

We know your time is limited, but if your travels take you close to a scheduled JA regional or global event, we hope you'll consider judging, speaking, or serving as a panelist. 

November 15, 2016

JA of New York Annual Leadership Awards Gala, New York, NY

November 28–December 2, 2016

INJAZ Young Entrepreneurs Competition, Manama, Bahrain

December 7–9, 2016

JA Africa Company of the Year Competition, Harare, Zimbabwe

December 2016

JA Americas Company of the Year Competition, Mexico City, Mexico

February 2017

JA Asia Pacific Company of the Year Competition, Tokyo, Japan

June 2017

JA USA Company of the Year Competition, Location TBD

July 17–20, 2017

Global Leadership Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

July 2017

JA Europe Enterprise Challenge, Location TBD
JA Europe Company of the Year Competition, Location TBD

August 2017

FedEx/JA International Trade Challenge Asia Pacific, Location TBD

Join Our Global Council

Ready to expand our reach and touch the lives of young people as one of our key supporters? As a Global Council member, you’ll connect with budding entrepreneurs, participate in JA events, and mentor our staff. In joining the Council, we ask that you make JA one of your philanthropic priorities and commit to a gift of personal significance. In return, you’ll be recognized in our internal and external communications and be afforded unique opportunities to contribute to our thought leadership on youth empowerment and education, impacting the lives of young people, who represent our best investment in the future.

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