Rhode Island – Junior Achievement of Rhode Island has announced the 2013 recipients of the Morris J.W. Gaebe Profile in Excellence Award. The award, JARI’s highest honor, is named after Morris J.W. Gaebe, Chancellor Emeritus of Johnson & Wales University and recognizes leaders who demonstrate excellence in the Rhode Island community. These leaders have demonstrated courageous thinking and actions, vision and innovation, inspiring leadership, and community mindedness.
This year’s honorees are:
Mr. Robert A. DiMuccio, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Amica Mutual Insurance Company, Resident of Cumberland
Ms. Gina M. Raimondo, General Treasurer, State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Resident of Providence
Ms. Martha J. Sheridan, President & CEO, Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, Resident of Wakefield
Mr. John A. Yena, Chairman, BankRI, Chairman Emeritus, Johnson & Wales University, Resident of East Greenwich
Past Profile in Excellence honorees have included Deborah Gist, Rhode Island Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education; Bill Hatfield, Rhode Island Market President at Bank of America; Irving Schneider, Providence Campus President (retired) at Johnson & Wales University; and April Hawkins, Director of the Civic Affairs Program at the MetLife Foundation.
This year’s recipients will be honored at an awards dinner on May 10th at the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel. "JA is honored to acknowledge four leaders who have been selected to receive this award by their peers and past honorees” said Lee Lewis, president of Junior Achievement. “These individuals have demonstrated a high level of commitment to the Rhode Island community and the JA mission – to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy."
About Junior Achievement Rhode Island (JA)
Junior Achievement is the state'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. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on, experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches more than 7 percent of the Rhode Island student population per year in more than 26 communities across Rhode Island. Visit http://jarhodeisland.org for more information or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/juniorachievementri.