Junior Achievement USA appoints Sridhar Thodupunoori Chief Information Officer


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado., February 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — junior achievement United States today announced that Sridhar (“Sri”) Thodupunoori accepted the position of Director of Information Technology for Junior Achievement United Stateseffective 1st of March2022.

In this role, Thodupunoori will be a JA United States member of the management team and will lead the information technology group. Sri will be responsible for developing a corporate technology strategy that supports JA’s short and long-term goals, in collaboration with other JAs United States departments to build a cohesive cross-functional technology architecture, ensuring that JA domains have the necessary technology support to effectively implement JA learning experiences and collect data that can be used to report and analyze learning opportunities. improvement. He will also work closely with members of the JA Technology Committee United States National council.

“Sri has an impressive track record in helping non-profit organizations achieve their business goals through the use of technology,” said Jack E. KosakowskiPresident and CEO of Junior Achievement United States. “This is a critical need for Junior Achievement given the growing reliance on technology in the education and non-profit sectors. We look forward to working with Sri as his leadership helps to guide JA through the changing technology landscape.”

Thodupunoori comes to JA after a successful twenty-year career with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the world’s leading organization funding type 1 diabetes research. During that time, he worked with a JDRF chapter network. He was responsible for developing an IT strategy focused on increasing efficiency, flexibility and security while reducing costs. He strategically led the definition, architectural design and execution of initiatives in various technology areas and evaluated and implemented emerging technologies. He led a data center technology modernization project, transitioned the company to a cloud-first strategy, and led initiatives to implement a big data strategy.

More recently, Sri has consulted for non-profit organizations to assess information systems and technology infrastructure and create their strategic roadmap.

About Junior Achievement United States® (JA)
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to take ownership of their economic success, plan for their future, and make wise academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers and provide relevant hands-on experiences that equip K-12 students with knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches nearly 2.5 million students a year in 103 markets across United States, who are among the 10 million students served by operations in 100 other countries around the world. junior achievement United States is a member of JA Worldwide. To visit www.JA.org for more information.

SOURCE Junior Realization United States


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