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GEM Co-Founder Chairs Junior Achievement Event

Press Release announcing Peter's involvement as Chair of the New Haven Junior Achievement Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner.

GEM Co-Founder Chairs Junior Achievement Event

Posted Tuesday March 08th, 2016 by in Company + News.

New Haven, Connecticut, March 4, 2016-New Haven, CT-based business owner and millennial entrepreneur, Peter Kozodoy, has been named Chair of Junior Achievement of Southwest New England’s New Haven Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner. Peter is the Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder of GEM Advertising, an international, award-winning communications and marketing agency located in New Haven. The ceremony will take place on March 10, 2016, from 5:30PM–9:00PM at the New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Avenue in New Haven, CT.

Each year, more than 200 attendees gather to recognize New Haven County’s most distinguished business leaders. As Chair of this prestigious event, Peter will be responsible for organizing board members and non-board committee members to help spread the word about Junior Achievement (or JA) and its work, enhancing the experience for this year’s honorees, and helping the JA staff make strategic decisions to improve the event for all attendees.

Junior Achievement honors Hall of Fame Laureates for their leadership and success in business and community involvement. Past recipients include entrepreneurs, CEOs, and presidents of both public and private companies who achieved extraordinary successes and continue to help shape Connecticut.

This year’s Hall of Fame Laureates include: Paul A. McCraven, SVP, Community Development, First Niagara Bank and Joseph Natarelli, Partner-in-Charge, Marcum LLP. The 2016 Junior Achievement Spirit of Hope Award will honor Dr. Julia M. McNamara, President, Albertus Magnus College.

“Helping JA to honor these three incredible trendsetters gives me the opportunity to bridge the gap between today’s and tomorrow’s business leaders,” said Peter Kozodoy. “It’s so important to have role models in the community for the next generation of business women and men, and I’m proud to play a part in recognizing the successes of these three incredible individuals.”

Peter, a consummate businessman, is a member of the Entrepreneur's Organization - New York Chapter, has been teaching with JA for the last 4 years, and continues to serve as a member of both the New Haven and Hartford JA Board of Directors. The New Haven Business Hall of Fame was established by Junior Achievement of Southwest New England to honor past and present business and community leaders who made significant contributions to the prosperity of this region and the strength of its communities.

Want to find out more? Reach out to or call her directly at 1-844-436-8326 X 709.


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