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Rimer to Retire as Junior Achievement President; Rock Named as Successor


Junior Achievement of South Texas (JAST) announced today that Linda
Rimer, President, will be retiring after nearly 30 years of exemplary
service with Junior Achievement. JAST is also announcing that her
successor will be Tony Rock, who will begin with JA on August 13. Rimer
will be assisting with transitional duties for the first few months of
Rock's tenure.

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Tony Rock named as President of Junior Achievement of South Texas (Photo: Business Wire)

Tony Rock named as President of Junior Achievement of South Texas (Photo: Business Wire)

Rimer began her career with JA in 1989, as the Vice President of
Marketing with JA of Dallas. In 1991, Rimer joined JA of South Texas as
President. Then in 2000, she took on the role of Regional Vice President
for the southern region of the United States. Beginning in 2002, Rimer
became Senior Vice President of Organizational Leadership for JA
Worldwide, a position she held until 2003. She then took over the role
of President for Junior Achievement of the Bay Area in San Francisco.
Rimer held that position until 2005, when she became President for Asia
Pacific and the Americas Regions until 2013.

She returned to South Texas in 2014. Under Rimer's leadership, JAST has
been recognized for the past four years by JA USA with the "Star Award."
This award is designed to honor and recognize the staffs and boards that
meet Junior Achievement USA's operational standards and continue to
succeed in advancing JA's mission. Additionally, the number of students
reached in the JA program increased by 20 percent during her tenure.
Rimer also increased major funding by 33 percent and individual giving
by 229 percent.

"Linda has dedicated much of her career to Junior Achievement, and what
a distinguished career it has been," says Junior Achievement of South
Texas Board Chairman Craig Boyan. "Her invaluable leadership has helped
to move this organization forward on all levels."

Tony Rock is an accomplished leader with an impressive military career
spanning 35 years. Before retiring in December 2017, Rock served as The
Inspector General of the U.S. Air Force. Prior to this, he was Chief of
the Office of U.S. Defense Representative - Pakistan. Rock also held
assignments at the Joint Warfighting Center, Air Combat Command, U.S.
Northern Command, U.S. Forces Iraq, the Air Staff, and the Joint Staff.
He received his wings and served as a T-37 and F-15C instructor pilot
and flight examiner.

Rock grew up in San Antonio where he graduated from Churchill High
School. He is excited to return and have the opportunity to give back to
the city he loves. In his military career, Rock saw the importance of
young men and women learning life skills such as financial literacy and
the impact it could have on a young person's future. He has dedicated
himself to helping them prepare for life challenges and he's thrilled to
lead the Junior Achievement organization of South Texas.

"We are looking forward to Tony leading the organization into the
future," says Boyan. "He understands that the positive impact Junior
Achievement has on the children in our community is immeasurable. And,
with his executive and leadership experience, we know that he will be
able to continue and build on the legacy and momentum achieved by Linda
and the JA Staff."

Rock graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a
Bachelor of Arts in History. He received a Master of Science in Aviation
Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Master of Arts
in Strategic Studies from Air War College.

About Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to
educating students about work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial
literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. JA brings economic
education programming to students throughout south Texas by pairing
community volunteers with professional educators.

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