Chris Rhodaback receiving
Volunteer of the Year Award
at the Evansville Otters baseball game.

Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana (JASWIN) recently selected the 2018 Volunteer of the Year Award recipients. Volunteers Chris Rhodaback, John Roettger, and Heather Ray were recognized for their contribution toward Junior Achievement at the JA Appreciation Night held at the Evansville Otters baseball game.

Chris Rhodaback is AVP Community Executive for United Fidelity Bank in Newburgh.  Chris is a valued member of the Warrick County Advisory Board where he’s served since 2016.  Chris has been a JA volunteer for four years in both Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties and has a passion for leading JA Personal Finance and JA Career Success for high school students.  He has taught a total of 17 JA classes!  Thank you, Chris, for all you do for JA!

John Roettger serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Romain Automotive Group in Evansville.  John is a valued member of the Junior Achievement Board of Directors and also serves on the Education Committee.  John has been a JA classroom volunteer since 2013, and in that time has volunteered for 17 middle and high school programs at Central and North High Schools and North Junior High School.  John also provides tremendous support to JA Job Shadow hosting Vanderburgh and Warrick County students multiple times each year.  Thank you, John, for all you do for JA!

Heather Ray is a Project Accountant with Energy Systems Group in Newburgh.  Heather was an invaluable volunteer during the 2017-18 school year and has been involved since 2009.  Heather provided significant support to our Evansville Regional Business Hall of Fame, taught several classes in our community, and provided much needed year-end office support to our Education Team.  Heather is always going above and beyond make her community stronger. Thank you, Heather, for all you do for JA!


For more information, please contact Brittany Rascoe at 812.455.4054 or Brittany.rascoe@ja.org

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 113 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 www.ja.org for more information.

About Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana (JASWIN)

Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana is empowering young people to own their economic success. Our volunteer-based K-12 programs foster work and career readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire kids to dream big and reach their potential. JASWIN serves 14 counties and over 28,000 students in Southwestern Indiana and Southeastern Illinois and began in 1964. For more information, visit www.jaswin.org.