July 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that Jeff Machols, Vice President and Continuous Improvement Senior Change Leader, has joined the board of directors for Junior Achievement (JA) of North Florida. JA is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programming. Voya’s Chairman and CEO Rod Martin currently serves on the board of Junior Achievement USA.
Voya and JA of North Florida recently collaborated to launch the Skills to Achieve program, which is designed to help students learn what skills are needed to succeed in specific industries. Voya employee-volunteers teach these students financial literacy and workforce readiness courses using the Junior Achievement (JA) curriculum.
“Having Jeff serve on our board takes JA’s established and successful partnership with Voya one step further,” said Steve St. Amand, president, Junior Achievement of North Florida. “Our board of directors serves as an engine for innovative thinking to advance our work in the region. With the guidance of our board and corporate partners, we are helping the next generation realize the opportunities available to them, and understand how they can achieve their goals.”
In his role as senior change leader, Machols is responsible for maintaining Voya’s Continuous Improvement model, which draws on employees’ knowledge and experience to maximize quality and efficiency and improve how the company serves its customers. Machols has also served as site leader for Voya’s Jacksonville location. Prior to his current role, he held multiple information technology leadership positions at Voya. Machols holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of North Florida.
“For years, JA and Voya Financial have worked together to further our shared goal of enhancing future outcomes for students across the country,” said Machols. “I am honored to serve an organization that has such a strong reputation for inspiring students to dream big and reach their full potential.”
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Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 13.6 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $11 billion in revenue in 2016. The company had $505 billion in total assets under management and administration as of March 31, 2017. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya’s vision is to be America’s Retirement Company®. Certified as a “Great Place to Work” by the Great Place to Work® Institute, Voya is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible and has been recognized as one of the 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute, as well as one of the Top Green Companies in the U.S., by Newsweek magazine. For more information, visit voya.com. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook and Twitter @Voya.
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