Jack E. Kosakowski
President and CEO, Junior Achievement USA®
Jack E. Kosakowski is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Junior Achievement USA. Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.
Today, JA reaches 4.2 million students per year in 119 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.8 million students served by operations in 117 other countries. Kosakowski has total oversight of Junior Achievement in the United States.
Starting as a student in the Junior Achievement program in Toledo, Ohio, he attended the University of Toledo on a Junior Achievement scholarship and has since served in a variety of staff positions with increasing levels of responsibility over the past 39 years. He was named President and CEO of Junior Achievement USA in 2007.
Kosakowski was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve a two-year term on the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy in January 2008. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Achievement Foundation, is a past member of the United States Commission for UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), and serves on the Council on Competitiveness’ Learn to Compete Commission. Kosakowski was also recently named a Trustee of America’s Promise Alliance.