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2023 JA Business Hall of Fame

Event Completed!

When: Thursday, April 20, 2023
Where: The Museum of Flight
Time: 6:00 PM PT
Junior Achievement (JA) of Washington, Delta Air Lines, and the Washington state business community honors outstanding business leaders who make an impact on the regional economy and serve as role models for young people. A rigorous, independent committee selects Business Hall of Fame Laureates from nominations received. In recent decades, JA has inducted notable local leaders like Bill Boeing, the Nordstroms, Phyllis J. Campbell, and legendary hairstylist Gene Juarez.

2023 JA Business Hall of Fame

We are excited to return to The Museum of Flight in Seattle for the 2023 ceremony and dinner celebration. Join us for this delightful evening and enjoy a welcome reception with hosted bar and appetizers, a gourmet three-course dinner with wine, uplifting impact stories from JA students, and inspirational videos about each Laureate. This celebration event will also include an opportunity to support the JA mission and invest in the boundless potential of the next generation of leaders and innovators.

Image of Stephanie Ellis-Smith

Stephanie Ellis-Smith

CEO and Owner Phila Engaged Giving
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John Meisenbach

Founder AssuredPartners MCM
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Maya Mendoza-Exstrom

Chief Operating Officer Seattle Sounders FC

John Meisenbach

2023 JA Business Hall of Fame Laureate

Maya Mendoza-Exstrom

2023 JA Business Hall of Fame Laureate

Stephanie Ellis-Smith

2023 JA Business Hall of Fame Laureate

See photos from our event in this Facebook album


Presenting Sponsor

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Leadership Sponsor

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Partner Sponsors

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Logo for Deloitte
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Logo for Perkins Coie
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Logo for Seattle Bank
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In-kind Sponsors

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Sponsorships for these events are critical for Junior Achievement to continue providing life-changing programs to students in our community. These programs are delivered at no cost to students. You can make a difference in the lives of these students by participating in this world-class event! Contact us to get more information on how to sponsor a JA Event!

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