Little Rock-based nonprofit Junior Achievement of Arkansas has hired Angele Forrest as its new president. Forrest will manage the work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy programs that currently reach more than 14,000 K-12 students in the state.
Forrest, according to a news release, has more than 20 years in the financial services industry with focus on marketing, public and community relations. During the last two years, she held a leadership role in new product-to-market business solutions with Euronet Software.
As part of her community service belief, Forrest has served in many leadership roles for various nonprofit organizations. In addition, she is a JA alum and was previously a Central Arkansas board member for the organization.
“I am proud and honored to join a prestigious organization like JA which is celebrating 30 years in Arkansas,” Forrest said in the release. “Their dedication to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their own economic success has resonated with me since high school when I was a part of a JA program. My primary focus is to ensure Arkansas students experience JA’s high-quality programs and are given the business and economic skills necessary to improve the quality of their lives.”