Achievement of San Diego County Sidd Vivek was named president/CEO of Junior Achievement of San Diego County. Photo courtesy of Junior

Achievement of San Diego County Sidd Vivek was named president/CEO of Junior Achievement of San Diego County. Photo courtesy of Junior

Junior Achievement of San Diego County announced that Siddhartha “Sidd” Vivek joined the organization as its new president/CEO in late January 2019, succeeding interim President Steve Rowe.

Vivek held various positions over the past eleven years at the YMCA of San Diego County. He most recently served as director of strategic partnerships. Prior to joining the YMCA, Vivek held multiple leadership positions in Washington, D.C., focusing on education policy and the intersection of government, industry and community-based organizations.

Vivek, a graduate of George Washington University, marks a new chapter for Junior Achievement. Last year, JA celebrated a historic milestone of reaching one million students since the branch opened in 1950. JA’s mission is to get K-12 San Diego students “real world ready” by showing them how to get a job, start a business and how to manage their money. Visit jasandiego.org.