Junior Achievement in the Spokane area was established in 1953 under the name JA of the Inland Northwest. In 2013, they joined JA of Washington, as JA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho (JA EWNI.) Currently, nearly 8,000 students are served annually by JA EWNI, offering traditional in-school programs in grades K-12. In 2016, the JA Finance Park® mobile unit was added, providing one of JA’s highest impact programs to 2,700 Spokane area middle-school students annually. 

Phone: 509.624.7114
Regional Program Manager: Janet Banaugh

“I love bringing JA into my classes because it gives my students a chance to bond with a caring professional.”

Kelli Demarest (Eastern Washington educator)

JA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho Board of Directors

Jamie Hudson— Chair
SVP & Commercial Banking Center Manager – Spokane & Coeur d’Alene
Umpqua Bank

Paul Bond
Eastern Division Manager – Northwest District

Gordon Budke – Emeritus
Owner of Budke Consulting PLLC
US Bank

Mark Conrath
Vice President
US Bank

Dr. Michael Dunn – Emeritus
Spokane ESD 101

Lloyd Fillis
Spokane ESD 101

Devon Givens
Retail Branch Manager
First Interstate Bank

Matthew Henshaw
Elementary Curriculum Director
Spokane Public Schools

Sadie Kingrey
District Manager
Starbucks Corporation

Troy Klemo
Regional Vice President

Brian McNaughton
McNaughton & Nate Insurance

Kelly McPhee
VP Director of Communications & Public Relations
Banner Bank

Joel Mitchell
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones

Jeremy Newcomb
Signing Director
CliftonLarsenAllen LLP

Nathaniel Prior
AVP/Area Sales and Service Manager
Gesa Credit Union

Eowen Rosenstrater
Eowen Rosenstrater Attorneys

Windy Rudd
VP Private Banking Team Leader
Columbia Bank

Kathleen Schilb
Community Relations Administrator
Horizon Credit Union

Tim Shustoff
General Manager
Learfield – EWU Athletics

Brian Talbott
Nine Mile Falls School District

Natalie Vega O’Neil
President & CEO
Junior Achievement of Washington

Christie Vranich
Manager, Member Lending Solutions

Scott Wetzel – Emeritus
President & CEO
Windermere Mountain West

Dave Wright
Vice President & Corporate Controller