Junior Achievement of New York (JA New York) announced today that two new members were elected to its Board of Directors. JA New York officially welcomed Phil Evans, Managing Director, BlackRock and Kurtis Kurimsky, Corporate Controller, BNY Mellon. Since 1929, JA New York has worked to provide K-12 students from New York City, Long Island and the Lower Hudson Valley with the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.
As Managing Director at BlackRock, Phil Evans is a member of the BlackRock Business Operations senior leadership team, serving as head of the Global Provider Strategy (GPS) group. GPS is responsible for developing and executing the firm’s post-trade (custody/fund administration/transfer agency) strategies. The group manages the firm’s key outsourcing partnerships in the space, including negotiations of all commercial arrangements.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2010, Mr. Evans spent sixteen years at BNY Mellon. From 2001 to 2010 he was Managing Director within the Investment Management and Insurance Group (IMIG), responsible for many of the Bank’s largest asset manager relationships. From 1994 to 2001 he served as Country Manager for Italy, Greece, Malta, and Italian-speaking Switzerland, based in Milan. He is fluent in Italian.
From 1984 to 1994, Mr. Evans was a lender for Bank of America and CoreStates Financial, responsible for banking relationships with multi-national firms based in the UK and Italy, including their U.S. based subsidiaries.
Mr. Evans holds a B.A. in Economics from The College of William and Mary in Virginia and an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. He serves as Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Youth Chorus.
Kurtis Kurimsky is BNY Mellon’s Corporate Controller, responsible for SEC reporting, other areas of corporate financial accounting, reporting and control. He was appointed Controller in July 2015, following six months of service as Acting Controller.
Mr. Kurimsky joined BNY Mellon in May 2014, to fill what was then the newly created role of Deputy Controller. In that role, he was responsible for external reporting, technical accounting activities and certain line of business accounting functions in the Americas. Mr. Kurimsky joined BNY Mellon from KPMG, where he was a Partner with 18 years of professional accounting experience, including service as lead partner on a number of international financial services clients.
Mr. Kurimsky holds a BS in accounting and finance from Lehigh University’s College of Business and Economics, and he is also a CPA.
“Our board continues to grow and diversify to reflect the wide range of sectors that will employ young people in the future,” said Joseph Peri, President of JA New York. He added, “We are excited to welcome Phil and Kurt to JA New York’s Board of Directors. Their energy, enthusiasm, and strategic expertise will help us to better position and strengthen our brand in a competitive educational marketplace.”
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ABOUT JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF NEW YORK
Junior Achievement of New York is the local affiliate of Junior Achievement USA, the nation’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. We recruit, train, and mobilize more than 6,200 corporate and community volunteers to provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA New York delivers more than 80,000 student experiences per year to more than 260 NYC, Long Island and Lower Hudson Valley schools. Visit www.jany.org for more information.
SOURCE: Junior Achievement of New York
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