Executive Vice President Debbie Dalton oversees the development operations of Junior Achievement, a 5-Star winning area office, which has a $1.6 million budget for fiscal 2015. She and her staff of three are responsible for all fundraising, special events and marketing for Junior Achievement (“JAKY”) in the Louisville and Southern Indiana area. Debbie started with Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana as VP of Development in April of 2002.
During her tenure, JAKY raised $6.5 million to open the James W. Robinson Junior Achievement Center for Freedom of Enterprise which houses the Sam Swope JA BizTown® and the Chase JA Finance Park®.
Before coming to JAKY, Debbie worked in banking, marketing shopping centers, deputy press secretary for Louisville’s mayor, city special events, and a variety of local and national non-profits in development.
Debbie graduated from the University of Louisville (Go Cards!) in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She enjoys being with family and friends, yoga and walking, gardening and quilting.