DANIEL J. MCCARTHY OF COLUMBIA THREADNEEDLE INVESTMENTS JOINS JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  News Release  Contact: Libby Allen, Junior Achievement of Northern New England 781-373-1170 eallen@janewengland.org

DANIEL J. MCCARTHY OF COLUMBIA THREADNEEDLE INVESTMENTS JOINS JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Waltham, MA (January 28, 2016) – Daniel J. McCarthy of Chestnut Hill, MA, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for  Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JANNE).

Dan is currently Vice President, US Institutional Business Development at Columbia Threadneedle Investments, where he manages the firm’s Institutional multi-asset management distribution effort with some of the largest corporate, public, endowment, foundation, and Taft-Hartley asset pools in the Midwest United States.

In addition to his asset management duties, Dan served for eight years as the former Chairperson of the Massachusetts Council on Economic Education (MCEE), one of the oldest Massachusetts educational charities geared towards teaching students and teachers about economics, personal financial literacy, and global leadership.  During his tenure, MCEE conducted numerous educational forums, Economics Challenges, Stock Market Games, and International Economics Summits benefitting thousands of NE students. Dan is also an active alumni volunteer for Boston Latin School, Harvard College, and Harvard Business School. He currently serves on the Vestry of the Church of the Redeemer in Chestnut Hill, MA.

“I’m thrilled to join an energetic and involved Board of Directors and an experienced JANNE team who have made a significant difference in so many kids’ lives over the past decades. I’m excited to help spearhead an increased focus on Personal Financial Literacy as a tool to help students create new options and opportunities for themselves.”

“The Junior Achievement Board of Directors, staff, and I look forward to working with Dan as we seek to use his skillset to help advance the mission of inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy,” said Kerry Bedard, President of Junior Achievement of Northern New England.

About Junior Achievement of Northern New England

For the 2014-2015 school year, Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JANNE) implemented 1,560 programs throughout 254 schools and after-school sites, reaching over 38,000 youth through the efforts of 2,289 trained volunteers. Serving students in nine Massachusetts counties and the entire state of New Hampshire, JANNE focuses on impacting economically disadvantaged youth, and reaching optimal students within its territory. All programs are provided at no cost to school and organizations. JANNE is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity and is supported by corporations, individuals, foundations and special events.

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