Junior Achievement Dallas announces new President

Junior Achievement of Dallas announced that Chris LaTurno, past Region Senior Vice President of the Dallas Division at the American Heart Association, has been named President as of May 1, 2024. As President of the Junior Achievement office, LaTurno will manage the organization’s work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy programs that reached over 156,000 K-12 students last year.

“We are pleased to welcome Chris LaTurno to Junior Achievement,” stated Beth Garvey, Board Chair of the Junior Achievement of Dallas Board of Directors. “Chris brings a great deal of nonprofit leadership, fundraising expertise, enthusiasm for the JA mission, and strong management skills to JA,” said Garvey.

LaTurno joins the Junior Achievement of Dallas organization bringing nine years of non-profit fundraising and leadership success advocating for the needs of the community. For the past three years, LaTurno led the Dallas Division of the American Heart Association to its most successful fundraising revenue ($40M) in a three-year time period and delivered exceptional community impact. During his tenure, both the Cotes du Coeur (Gala) and the Dallas Heart Walk each raised over $5 million in a single fiscal year and Go Red for Women raised over $2 million in a single fiscal year. Prior to the American Heart Association (AHA) in Dallas, Chris successfully led the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) chapters in Greater Fort Worth, TX and Raleigh, NC Chapters. During a six-year time frame, each chapter experienced tremendous revenue growth and research funding.

“I am proud and honored to join a prominent organization like JA with such an important mission,” commented Chris LaTurno. “JA educates and inspires young people to value free enterprise, business, and economics to improve the quality of their lives. I will work hard to ensure students experience JA’s high-quality programs so they can gain the skills relevant to

success in their future careers and in their lives.”

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