JA Waterloo Region Names New President & CEO

October 17, 2017 Waterloo Region

For Immediate Release:


Brian Breckles named President and Chief Executive Officer
for Junior Achievement Waterloo Region


October 17, 2017, Waterloo Region, ON – Junior Achievement of Waterloo Region has appointed Brian Breckles as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.


Breckles is a long-time resident of Waterloo Region, and brings a wealth of public and private sector experience to the job. His career has spanned several senior leadership roles in the post-secondary education sector and the financial services industry. He holds a BA and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University, where he also once served as the Director of Alumni Relations.


Breckles has a background in marketing, sales, business development and partnership management. He is also a Certified Level 2 Ringette Coach and serves on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Ringette Association.


“Brian is a proven leader, with a track record of building award-winning teams,” said Murray Flanagan, Chair of the JA Waterloo Region Board of Directors. “We’re delighted to have him assume leadership of the organization.”


Junior Achievement of Waterloo Region delivers programs to thousands of local students each year, focusing on entrepreneurship, work readiness, and building financial literacy amongst students in Grades 5-12. JA programs encourage young people in the community to become independent and self-sufficient, while helping them build business acumen and leadership skills. According to a report from the Boston Consulting Group, for every $1 invested in Junior Achievement, there is a $45 return to society.


“I’m delighted to join JA Waterloo Region,” said Breckles, “This is an organization with tremendous potential to make a difference in the lives of young people and to have a positive impact on our community. I look forward to building new partnerships that will help us grow.”



For more information:

Murray Flanagan, Chair

JA Waterloo Region Board of Directors

Phone: 519-778-9639



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