Chris Brecht – OwnerLeadership


Mike Candela – SuperintendentLeadership


Ronni Charles – Fiscal OfficerLeadership


Dawn Cragon – Ashtablua County TreasurerLeadership


Bill Creed – President/PublisherLeadership


Chris Edison – SuperintendentLeadership


Joshua Gottron – Office ManagerLeadership


Tim Kehres – Executive DirectorLeadership


Thomas Krajewski – ManagerLeadership


Melissa Maki – VP Marketing DirectorLeadership


Holly Mayernick – Chief Business Development OfficerLeadership


Michele Merkel – President of Junior Achievement of Mahoning ValleyLeadership


John Palo – Board MemberLeadership


Susan Paolo – First VP- Investment OfficerLeadership


Sean Ratican – Assistant ProfessorLeadership


Patty Stone

Patty Stone – JA District Manager of Ashtabula CountyStaff

Patty Stone has been the District Manager for JA of Ashtabula County since Dec. 2017. She has a Masters Degree in Education from Ohio State University and has been a classroom teacher for over 17 years. Patty is so excited to be working with the many excellent educators and volunteers involved with offering JA Programs to the students in the county. Empowering our young people to own their economic success by understanding their options and making sound academic and financial decisions is what Junior Achievement is all about.


Chad Vavpetic

Chad Vavpetic – Equitable Advisors Regional Vice PresidentLeadership

Chad Vavpetic was instrumental in bringing Junior Achievement to Ashtabula County. As a Regional Vice President with Equitable Advisors, LLC, and an active member of the Northeast Ohio community, Chad is dedicated to helping individuals, businesses, and organizations build strong financial futures. This is why he is so passionate about offering Junior Achievement programs to our area youth. Chad is a graduate of The Ohio State University where he earned a Bachelors degree in Business Communication.


Amber Wintz – ControllerLeadership


Scott Wludyga – SuperintendentLeadership


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