2018 Tribute Honorees

Catherine Milone

Junior Achievement of NJ

Catherine Milone is the President for Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ), a non-profit organization providing a series of work readiness, economics, and life skills programs to enhance the education of young people. Under her leadership JANJ has grown to be a nationally recognized, award winning organization by Junior Achievement USA for its performance in number of students served and for the manner in which they are served.

Catherine has worked for Junior Achievement for over two decades, including her first job out of college with Junior Achievement NY. She took over the struggling chapter in New Jersey and in her nearly 14 years as President (including interim) turned the NJ operation into the award-winning, high growth, high achieving organization it is today. In 2007 she and her Team received their first recognition, the JA USA Phoenix Award for “Best Turnaround of a JA Chapter”. Nearly every year since, JANJ has received the JA USA “Star Award”, and in 2014 after 4 years of being a finalist, Catherine and Team won the coveted JA USA top honor, the Charles R. Hook Award.

The awards are well-deserved as Catherine’s annual student and revenue growth serve to reinforce the strong and capable leader she is. From 15,000 students in 2004 to more than 70,000 annually today, she has built a strong team ensuring JANJ continues to provide its programs and resources in NJ at no cost to the schools, children, and families served.

Catherine serves as Co-Chair of the Education and Workforce Development Committee for New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA), is a member of JA USA HR Committee, an Independent Director for KearnyBank Foundation, and a Commission Member for the New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission. She earned her B.S. in Business and Marketing at Utica College of Syracuse University and resides in historic Mill Hill, a community of Trenton, NJ.