2024 Inductee Announcement

Many thanks to all those who took the time to nominate individuals for the JA Newfoundland and Labrador 2024 Business Hall of Fame!

After much discussion, our selection committee has made their decisions and we are proud to announce the
2024 Business Hall of Fame inductees:

Charlene Brophy, President and CEO of FONEMED
Kevin King, Executive Chairman, KMK Capital Inc.
Peter Woodward, President & CEO of the Woodward Group of Companies

To discuss sponsorship or reserve seating, contact Junior Achievement at (709) 753-9533.

Save the Date!

We are excited to announce that the JA Newfoundland and Labrador Business Hall of Fame gala will take place on Thursday, May 30th, 2024.

About the JA Newfoundland and Labrador Business Hall of Fame

Since 1990, Junior Achievement has recognized and honoured entrepreneurs who have inspired others through their investment and success in business and community. As significantly, it has provided the future leaders of our province - our youth - with role models of excellence. In addition to celebrating business excellence, the event is Junior Achievement’s signature fundraiser, supporting work that focuses on the development of financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship for youth.

About JA

Junior Achievement (JA) of Newfoundland and Labrador, a not-for-profit registered charity, is one of 15 charters in Canada.  JA inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy by delivering innovative in-school and after-school business education programs to elementary, junior high, and high school students.  JA programs prepare students for work and life success by instilling critical competencies related to financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship.

Junior Achievement of Newfoundland and Labrador was established in 1985 and began by servicing 159 students in St. John’s.  Today, JA Newfoundland and Labrador provides a range of programs to students in grades 3-12 covering three main educational pillars: financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. We have programs available for virtual in-class delivery, in-person in-class delivery, in-person afterschool delivery and some programs are available to students in a self-directed online format. To learn more about our free programs and find one that is a good fit for your students, please contact our programs team at info@janl.org or check out jacampus.org.


To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.


Belief in the boundless potential of young people.
Commitment to the principles of market-based economics and entrepreneurship.
Passion for what we do and honesty, integrity and excellence in how we do it.
Respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives and backgrounds of all individuals.
Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration.


Interested in the JA Business Hall of Fame? Contact us.