Tamra Meyer has been announced as Junior Achievement of Washington’s new director in the Southeastern Washington Region.

Meyer formerly served as the organization’s statewide programs director, the announcement said.

In her new role, she will manage the development efforts and program implementation that’s “designed to bring work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy programs” to 11,465 students in Benton, Franklin and Walla Walla counties, the announcement said.

Her initial focus is to increase student access to Junior Achievement programs and build community involvement with the fall event, SEWA’s Heart are Wild Gala, the announcement said.

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Vicki covers business and economic development, including tourism, the Port of Walla Walla and the Strictly Business column, as well as features. She has been reporting for the Union-Bulletin since late 2001.

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