Business Hall of Fame

Since 1986, JA has inducted such notable individuals as Tom Wasdin, Joseph H. Wickham, Hugh Brown, Jesse J. Parrish, Jr., W. Lansing Gleason, B.W. “Bernie” Simpkins, Dr. Maxwell C. King, Joseph Duda, Bill Potter, Ed Scott, Pam Gatto, and John Hopkins. Notable Laureates from the Space Coast, Wayne Huizenga of Blockbuster Entertainment Group and Al Neuharth of USA TODAY/FLORIDA TODAY, went on to be inducted into the US Business Hall of Fame. Click here to view a list of our past laureates.

Since 1984, JA of the Space Coast has been enabling Brevard youth to own their economic futures. Through the JA cores of financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness, volunteers bring JA programs to K-12 Brevard classrooms at no cost to the schools. In 2018-19, JA of the Space Coast reached more than 13,149 students in Brevard County and was ranked 7th in the nation for both student reach increase and classroom increases. With a sharp focus on local relevancy, JA is an active player in creating the workforce of Brevard’s future as well as ensuring that Brevard graduates have the financial literacy skills they need to succeed in life.

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Photos from the 2020 Business Hall of Fame (courtesy of Randy Coleman):