Junior Achievement of the Heartland welcomes Molly Otting Carlson


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Originally Posted Online: Dec. 05, 2012, 1:46 pm
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Press release submitted by Junior Achievement of the Heartland

Moline, IL – Junior Achievement of the Heartland welcomes Molly Otting Carlson to the team. She will be the new Development Director for the Quad Cities, DeWitt, Durant and Warren Counties.

Molly Otting Carlson grew up in Davenport and received firsthand experience with Junior Achievement as a student. For the past 20 years Molly has lived in Chicago, and has worked as the Director of Membership and Strategic Partnerships at the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association for 12 of those years. With more than 10 years of non-for-profit experience and a passion for children and education, Molly knew she would be a perfect fit at Junior Achievement of the Heartland:

"I'm so proud and honored to be representing this effective and respected organization. JA was a personal highlight for me in school, and now I can help these necessary programs continue and thrive."

"Junior Achievement of the Heartland is pleased to have Molly on our team," said Barbara VenHorst, President of Junior Achievement of Heartland. "Her passion for JA's mission and overall skill set make her a great addition to our team."

About Junior Achievement USA™
Junior Achievement (JA) 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 fiscal choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provides 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 four million students per year in 124 markets across the United States, with an additional six million students served by operations in 119 other countries worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.

Locally, Junior Achievement of the Heartland serves 24 counties in eastern Iowa, western Illinois and Grant County, WI. Each year more than 55,000 benefit from a JA learning experience. Visit www.jaheartland.org for more information.














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