Jack E. Kosakowski is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of JA Worldwide and President of Junior Achievement USA. JA Worldwide is the world’s largest and fastest-growing nonprofit organization dedicated to educating young people about business, economics and the free enterprise system. With operations in over 115 countries, JA Worldwide reaches nearly 8 million young people with its programs. Kosakowski has global operating responsibilities and total oversight of Junior Achievement in the United States. Starting as a student in the Junior Achievement program in Toledo, Ohio, he attended the University of Toledo on a Junior Achievement scholarship and has since served in a variety of staff positions with ever increasing levels of responsibility over the past thirty four years. He was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of JA Worldwide in 2003 and then given additional responsibility as President Junior Achievement USA in 2007.