Junior Achievement of Central Maryland (JACMD) has appointed René Wilkins to a three-year term on its board of directors.
According to JACMD, Wilkins said “Junior Achievement’s efforts today affect the success of our future tomorrow.”
“I am honored to be part of an organization that is focused and committed to inspiring young people to succeed, and I look forward to joining the board and helping JA to take its vision and mission to the next level.”
An HR business partner for the ISR&T Division at Electronic Systems at Northrop Grumman in Linthicum, Wilkins has worked in the company’s Corporate Citizenship office with internal and external organizations to coordinate and support K-12 education, specifically Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs.
Active in several of her firm’s Employee Resource Groups (ERG,) she serves as the HR focal point for Gen2Gen (Generation to Generation,) which strives to bridge the generational gap of today’s workforce.
Wilkins is also on the board of the SPROUT ERG for caregivers and is involved in Women’s Initiatives for Networking Success (WINS). Additionally, she is Northrop Grumman’s team leader for the March for Babies and a March of Dimes committee member.
Named one of The Daily Record’s 2012 Leading Women, Wilkins earned a bachelor’s degree in management from Gettysburg College and a master’s degree in business administration from Loyola College. She also received certifications in Human Capital and Effective Organizations from the University of Southern California and Senior Professional in Human Resources, and graduated from the Leadership Anne Arundel Flagship Program.
Junior Achievement of Central Maryland is dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement provides in-school and after-school programs for kindergarten through 12th grade students which focus on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.
Founded in 1957, the non-profit organization annually serves more than 33,000 students throughout Central Maryland. For more information, visit their website.