Kathie Blanchette, Vice President of Education Junior Achievement of Northern California: Ms. Blanchette has been with Junior Achievement for over a decade, and has held the roles of Education manager and Sr. Education Manager at Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail (Fort Worth, TX), and a District Director of the East Bay, Sr. Director of District Operations, and currently, VP of Education with JA of Northern California. This experience has provided her with extensive knowledge of JA programs and best practices. In addition to her local contributions, she currently serves on the Field Program Advisory Committee and Education Officers Advisory Council for Junior Achievement USA®. Ms. Blanchette received her B.A. in History at Texas A&M University.