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JABC Announces Sheila Biggers as New President and CEO

Sheila BiggersJABC is proud to announce the appointment of Sheila Biggers, the next President & CEO of JABC.

Sheila brings over 25 years of experience working in the not-for-profit and public sectors. Sheila’s most recent role was Associate Dean, Development and Alumni Engagement for the UBC Sauder School of Business, leading a team of 22 advancement professionals.

Sheila has also demonstrated her passion for education and youth through her dedication to the Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation, an organization that runs an alternative education program combining academics, therapy and adventure based learning to help at-risk youth to change their lives. Sheila has been a long-standing board member and is a past Chair of the Foundation, which is focusing on expanding to support more youth throughout BC.

Sheila has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Consumers Studies from the University of Guelph and is a Master in Public Administration candidate at the University of Victoria. Originally from Ontario, Sheila has fully adapted to the British Columbia lifestyle, enjoying hiking, biking, skiing as often as she can, ideally with her family and her dog.

About JA British Columbia

JA British Columbia (JABC) is a member of JA Canada who is a member JA Worldwide (JA), the world’s largest NGO dedicated to educating young people about business. Since 1955, British Columbia schools have relied on JA to inspire and prepare youth to succeed in an ever-changing global economy. In 2016, over 38,000 students in BC benefited from JABC programs delivered free of charge by volunteers from local business communities, who bring real-life experience into the classroom. JABC programs focus on work readinessfinancial literacy and entrepreneurship, giving students the confidence and skills they need to become the next generation of business and community leaders. Visit jabc.ca for more information.

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