Your Economic Success (YES) has been a trusted partner of the College of Business and an advocate in providing innovative and relevant economics and financial literacy training for K-12 educators and programming for K-12 students in the region for over fifty years. YES provides an annual grant to James Madison University to maintain a full time associate director position at the Center for Economic Education and works with the College of Business and the economics department to ensure area teachers and students receive excellent support for economic education and financial literacy.

Advisory Board Members

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Board of Directors
First name Last name Title Employer LinkedIn
Stephanne S. Byrd Board Chairman The Community Foundation LinkedIn
Lydia Heatwole CPA LinkedIn
Anne Whitney Flint Controller Bridgewater Retirement Community LinkedIn
Craig Anders Licensed Realtor Cottonwood LinkedIn
Quinton Callahan Attorney and Managing Partner Clark & Bradshaw, P.C. LinkedIn
Paul S. Cline Retired
Michael Gochenour Executive VP/Wealth Management, Financial Advisor Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC LinkedIn
Vada Kelley Owner/CEO Estland LinkedIn
Sean McGowan Project Manager Packaging Corporation of America
Cari Orebaugh Deputy Town Manager Town of Broadway LinkedIn
Christopher Quinn President and CEO Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce LinkedIn
Abe Shearer Partner Strategent Financial, LLC LinkedIn
Andy Vanhook Imaginative Producer/Marketing Video Expert appeal production LinkedIn
Matt Von Schuch Shareholder Flora Pettit PC LinkedIn
Winston Weaver, Jr. Retired
Xochitl Martinez Co-Founder Cambiano Vidas LinkedIn
Jeff Shank Vice President of Operations LD&B Insurance and Financial Services LinkedIn


Ex-Officio Directors

First name Last name Title Employer LinkedIn
Michael Busing Dean JMU College of Business LinkedIn

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