Jankee and Walton Join Junior Achievement, Northwest District Board of Directors

December 08, 2016
Eau Claire, WI - Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc., Northwest District is pleased to announce two new members joining its Board of Directors.
Lyle Jankee, Vice President of Pricing and Network Development at Marten Transport in Mondovi will be joining the JA Northwest district board of directors. Jankee earned a degree in Business Management from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. He has worked at Marten Transport for the past 15 years where he leads the department responsible for building a freight network that is both profitable and provides a better quality life for their drivers. Married for 12 years, Jankee and his wife Melissa have three children. The reason why Jankee said he is joining the JA board is to make a difference in the lives of our future workforce. Lyle is also looking forward to keeping the JA programs running in the community of Mondovi and adding programs in high school.
John Walton, a Chippewa Falls native, founded Advanced Laser Machining Inc. in 1996. He currently holds the position of Senior Business Development Manager. John is active in the community and serves as chair of the Chippewa Valley Innovation Center and is a member of the Chippewa Valley Technical College board. Walton also served on the Chippewa County Economic Development board.  Walton accepted the JA Board appointment and will be sharing his entrepreneurial and manufacturing skills while serving on the JA board. He said, “Manufacturing is an exciting industry that far too many people have little exposure to. I have a passion for introducing young people to our industry and showing them all of the opportunities that exist.  JA is the perfect organization to deliver that message.” An entrepreneurial family, Walton and his wife Kathleen, who owns and manages the Queen of the Castle magazine have one son.  Together they enjoy the great outdoors, hunting, fishing, and four wheeling.
About Junior Achievement Junior Achievement (JA) is the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to educating 2nd-12th students about entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work-readiness through experiential hands-on programs. District staff collaborates with more than 690 volunteers and 670 teachers, educating more than 16,600 students throughout northwestern Wisconsin last school year. For more information visit us at http://wisconsin.ja.org/northwest-district or call 715-835-5566.
Lynn Barrie, Marketing Development Manager
lbarrie@jawis.org, (715) 835-5566 ext.26