National Staff

JAG National Headquarters
Alexandria, Virginia

Kenneth M. Smith

President and CEO

Kenneth M. Smith

Mr. Smith has served as the President and CEO of Jobs for America's Graduates, Inc. since its inception in 1979.
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Janelle Duray

Executive Vice President

Janelle Duray

Janelle is a key resource to JAG's 33 State Affiliate Executive Dirctors, helping them to foster relationships with funders and other organizations to further JAG's mission.
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Katherine Travis

Senior VP, Finance and Administration

Katherine Travis

Mrs. Travis serves as the Senior Vice President of Finance
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Karey Webb

Senior Director, JAG Model

Karey Webb

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Brittany Mazin

Director Development and Engagement

Brittany Mazin

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Niki Childers

Director of Partnerships

Niki Childers

Director of Partnerships
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Tori Buell

Social and Digital Media Associate

Tori Buell

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Jessica Dohmen

Executive Assistant to the President

Jessica Dohmen

Executive Assistant
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Heather Maximuk

Executive Assistant to the EVP and Affiliate Support Services

Heather Maximuk

Heather serves as the Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President and Affiliate Support Services.
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Jennifer Beal

Director of Education

Jennifer Beal

As the Director of Education, Jenn is responsible for overseeing the research, creation, coordination, implementation and reporting of educational initiatives across the JAG program applications. The primary focus of this role is the development of virtual elements to support the JAG model.
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Sierra Smith

Director of Learning Solutions

Sierra Smith

Sierra Smith is the Director of Learning Solutions for Jobs for America’s Graduates, a national nonprofit that works with state affiliates to deliver employability and life skills to students who have faced significant challenges to success
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Bridget Merriman

Learning Solutions Manager

Bridgett Merriman

Learning Solutions Manager
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National Center for Evidence-Based Practices
Southlake, Texas

John McConnell

Vice President, Technical Assistance and Accreditation Services

John McConnell

Vice President, Technical Assistance and Accreditation Services

Bobby Crandall

Vice President, National Center for Operations and Services

Bobby Crandall

Vice President, National Center for Operations and Services

Jeff Koeninger

Vice President, Career Association and National Student Leadership Academy

Jeff Koeninger

Vice President, Career Association and National Student Leadership Academy

Laura Sheppard

Vice President

Laura Sheppard

Ms. Sheppard focuses on conference and meeting management and strategic initiatives.

Jason Koeninger

Vice President, Information Systems

Jason Koeninger

Vice President, Information Systems

Jimmy Koeninger, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor

Jimmy G. Koeninger, Ph.D.

Having previously served as Executive Vice President of JAG, Dr. Koeninger now acts as Senior Advisor to the organization.
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Karen Koeninger

Senior Advisor

Karen Koeninger

Having previously served as Corporate Vice President of JAG, Ms. Koeninger now acts as Senior Advisor to the organization.
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