Junior Achievement Welcomes New Director of Operations & Marketing

R. Michael Brown brings business operations, marketing, and public relations experience at major businesses and non-profits to Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast.

Michael Brown

Michael Brown

West Palm Beach, FL, September 9, 2019: Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast is happy to announce that R. Michael Brown has joined the organization as Director of Operations and Marketing.

He was most recently the Director of Communications for the prestigious Town of Palm Beach Civic Association where he founded and led the news operation of the popular “This Week in Palm Beach” enews and newscast. Brown has operations and marketing experience in multiple industries that include DiVosta and Pulte Homes, Motorola, and IBM.

“We are very happy to have Mike onboard,” said Claudia Kirk Barto, president of Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast. “His proven leadership in running operations, launching and marketing products and services, and taking organizations through digital transformation to help them run more efficiently and increase business adds a fresh new dimension to JA.”

“I learned how to start and run businesses at Junior Achievement in high school,” said Brown. “My first JA mentors were rocket scientists and business managers from Martin Marietta (an aerospace company and now Lockheed Martin) in Orlando. They taught the fundamentals of business and entrepreneurship that I use to this day. JA is a great organization to help students launch and succeed in future careers and I’m thrilled to be a full-time part of it now to help more students compete.”

About Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast

Since 1981, Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast has inspired the next generation to be financially capable and tenacious, equipped with the tools to solve problems creatively, manage risk effectively, and welcome opportunity. Through our innovative, experiential financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship K-12 programs taught by a volunteer role model from the community, we inspire the next generation to navigate their path to their dreams. To date, JA PBTC has impacted the lives of almost 300,000 students.