Junior Achievement names new local director

Christina Austin

Junior Achievement of Georgia has named Christina Austin as its executive director of the Central Savannah River Area District, effective Monday.

Austin comes to Junior Achievement from the Catholic Community Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. As director of parish campaigns, she managed daily operations of the Rooted in Faith – Forward in Hope campaign, helping to raise more than $5 million toward the effort’s $125 million goal.

Junior Achievement helps young people bridge concepts taught in the classroom to those of business and economics so that they can make wise personal and professional decisions in the future.

In her role, Austin will oversee organizational aspects in the region, serving more than 5,000 kindergarten-12th grade students through in-school programs and job shadow opportunities.

“We are excited to have Christina join JA ,” said Judy Norris, senior director, North Georgia Districts. “Her background in development and strategic planning will be invaluable to us as we grow and expand our programs in Augusta and the surrounding area.”

Former CSRA Director Laurie Cook resigned in June because of a local office downsizing.

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