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GEICO's James Earns Award for Mentoring Tomorrow's Leaders

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Senior Systems Analyst John James II recently accepted the Mentor of the
Year award from the Washington, D.C., chapter of the National Black MBA
Association, Inc.

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John James II gives remarks after being named Mentor of the Year at Washington, D.C., chapter of the ...

John James II gives remarks after being named Mentor of the Year at Washington, D.C., chapter of the National Black MBA Association, Inc.'s 34th Annual Scholarship & Awards Fundraiser Brunch on Aug. 4. (Photo: Business Wire)

James was honored for his eagerness to share his career experiences and
expertise with students, especially those in the chapter's Leaders of
Tomorrow program, which offers leadership, financial literacy, college
preparation and career preparation.

"Mentorship is important because students need to see up-close examples
of what is possible to achieve, and they need to know that there are
people who care about them," James said.

James has been involved with Leaders of Tomorrow since 2007, long enough
to see his former mentees graduate from college and begin careers.

"I am always proud to see program alumni starting their careers and
continuing their education. I am especially proud when I see them giving
back and serving as mentors themselves," James said.

James himself is a testament to the power of mentorship. As an
undergraduate at Atlanta's esteemed Morehouse College, he was encouraged
and inspired by professors, administrators and alumni. When he began his
MBA program at Georgia Tech, the National Black MBA Association provided
him with support and guidance. He joined the organization soon
thereafter.

James has been a member of the D.C. chapter of the National Black MBA
Association for more than a decade, serving as president from 2011-2014.
The efforts of James and the chapter's other 1,100 members have garnered
three National Chapter of the Year awards.

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