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Sharks President and CEO Greg Jamison received the honor of being inducted into Junior Achievement’s 23rd Annual Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 2, 2009 at the Fairmont Hotel. The Hall of Fame recognizes prominent Silicon Valley business persons and entrepreneurs who are considered to be role models to Bay Area youth.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be inducted into Junior Achievement’s Hall of Fame,” Jamison said. “I take the responsibility of being a role model seriously. I want San Jose kids to know that becoming a successful business professional in Silicon Valley does not mean they have to stick solely to the high tech industry. They have other interesting options.”
Jamison has been with the Sharks since 1993 when he was hired as the executive vice president and chief operating officer. He was promoted in 1996 to president and CEO. During his 12-year tenure the Sharks have made nine Stanley Cup playoff appearances, including the franchise’s first berth in the Western Conference Finals in 2004. In a little over one week, the Sharks will begin their 10th playoff journey under Jamison’s leadership.
Junior Achievement is an organization that reaches out to students in grades K-12. The organization strives to inspire young people to pursue and achieve career and life goals they never dreamed possible through education and mentoring.Story by Michele Carmella