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Junior Achievement of the Heartland Announces New Vice President of Development

Posted on November 10, 2016

Moline, IL – Junior Achievement of the Heartland is pleased to welcome Dougal Nelson to the
Senior Management Team as Vice President of Development.

Dougal Nelson brings extensive experience in management, sales, and business development
in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. As the Vice President of Development, Nelson will
lead the fundraising efforts throughout the organization’s 24-county territory, including the
expansion and diversification of the current donor base.

“As JA grows to serve more students, our needs for resources will also grow,” said Barbara
VenHorst, President, JA of the Heartland. “Dougal is an extraordinary leader with a proven
track record throughout his career. His passion for JA’s mission and skill set makes him a great
addition to our organization.”

Dougal Nelson
Vice President, Development
Junior Achievement of the Heartland

About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)
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. 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 4.6 million students per year in 112 markets
across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations in 118
other countries worldwide. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA Worldwide. Visit for more information.

Locally, Junior Achievement of the Heartland serves 24 counties in eastern Iowa, western
Illinois and Grant County in Wisconsin. More than 56,000 kindergarten through high school
students benefit from JA programs each year. Visit for more information.