JA Connections


To support the efforts of Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay through financial efforts via fundraising or other financial resources, volunteer recruitment and awareness.


The JA Connections Board consists of individuals recognized as leaders and emerging leaders within both the business and education communities by supporting Junior Achievement’s programs through fundraising and volunteer activities.


•  To raise dollars through our existing JA Bowl, corporate gifts, special events, and support new fundraising events.
•  Recruit and retain classroom volunteers for special education events and traditional JA classroom activities.
•  Promote awareness of Junior Achievement programs within the business and education communities.

Junior Achievement Connections Board

Board Chair

Chris Cutchens, CPA
MidAmerica Administrative & Retirement Solutions

Immediate Past Chair

Rafael Garcia Jr.
Warren Averett

Finance Chair

Mike Delp
Advantage Waypoint

Development Chair

Alan Graff
T. Rowe Price

Education Chair

Steve Johnson

Celebrate JA Chair

Bobby Pastorius, CPA
Tru-Bridge, Inc.

Bob Bacchus
Tech Data

Sheldon Clark
Tampa Bay Financial Planning

Suzanne Diaz
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Brooke Evans
CFO Alliance

Stephen Fluharty
The Bank of Tampa

Adam Freehling

Maureen Gallagher
American Momentum Bank

Shane Gill
Bouchard Insurance

Mary Gordon
iHeart Media

Terry Hedden

Michael Hendricks
Frazier & Deeter

Dennis Holt
Hillsborough County Public Schools

Jeanette Imai
Wells Fargo

Raymond Irizarry
US Ameribank

Jerry Johnson

John Licht
Florida Blue

Ty Lindsey
NorthStar Bank

Justin Locke, CMA
American Traditions Insurance Company

Joseph Magyar, CPA
Crowe Horwath

Chris Martin
Grant Thornton

Shamus A. McConomy
GTE Financial

Paul McDermott
Holland and Knight LLP

Josh Momberg
Tampa Bay Rays

Jason L. Monroe
Wells Fargo

Gonzolo Mora, MBA
Synovus Bank of Florida

Damien Munnings
Ferreri Search, LLC

Martin Nash
Protiviti, Inc.

Grant Newmyer

Ian A. Norkin

Brian Potsic

Benjamin Prescott
Cassidy & Company, LLC

Sandy Ritchie

Michael J. Roth
Iberia Bank