New York City – The JCI New York State is set to scale greater heights this year through the leadership of Stevenson Van Derodar, 88th JCI New York State president and his team. “Leadership is an everyday opportunity in all walks of life. Some choose to stay afloat, while others choose to be steadfast and excel,” said Van Derodar who has set objectives for members across the state covering Batavia, Buffalo, Liverpool, Orchard Park, Saratoga Springs, Long Island, Queens and Manhattan.
Stevenson’s home chapter is JCI Philippine-New York in New York City and he has held several leadership positions in his 9 years of membership. He was installed as JCI State President early this year.
JCI or Junior Chamber International – New York State is an affiliate state organization of the world’s young leaders’ organization of young people between 18 and 40 years old present in more than 120 countries and over 5,000 communities, was founded in St Louis in 1915. It encourages young people to become active citizens and to participate in efforts towards social and economic development, and international co-operation, goodwill and understanding.
The 2018 JCI New York State Executive Board include NYS Gov. Krista Shafer-Vazquez, Chairman of the Board; Tammy Honeywell as Executive Vice President; Karina Tineo as Vice President; JCI Sen. Mark Napierkowski as Treasurer; Christina Bakos as Corporate Secretary; Margaret Quimosing as State Membership Director; Finance Advisor JCI Sen. Melissa Bernstein-George; Technology Advisor JCI Sen. Brandon Schumacher. JCI Sen. Jocelyn Ochoa was appointed as Presidential Coach and JCI Sen. Vivian Velasco as Presidential Chief of Staff.
Program Managers who are tasked to monitor programming and projects include NYS Gov. Krista Shafer-Vazquez, Tammy Honeywell, Margaret Quimosing, Eric Kim, Laurence Shuurman, NYS. Gov. Erika Echavarria, Chris Smith, Cristina Keiley, Ashely Lavilla, JCI Sen. Krizteen Dulay-Concepcion, JCI Sen. Kim Lambert, Karina Tineo, Janette Marco and Stevenson Van Derodar.
The 2018 JCI New York State will tread on “Excelsior” and “Nothing is Impossible” as its key themes in delivering its programming and key development projects which include Entrepreneurship or Owning Small Business Campaigns, NYS Uplifts the Homeless, Bilingual Volunteerism on English Literacy for select communities, Extensions and New Chapters, The Search for Outstanding Young New Yorkers, The Search of Outstanding New Yorkers, JCI New State Training Institute, Fundraising and many others.
The Junior Chamber is a vehicle for personal growth. It offers members opportunities to develop leadership, management, and social skill while making a valuable contribution to their community. JCI members have the opportunity to hold local, national and international leadership positions, elected each year, within the organization.
JCI’s “One Year to Lead” philosophy allows members to share their talents with the organization and celebrates fresh ideas, new perspective and adaptability needed for our members to create action-oriented solutions to the challenges in their communities.
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