Junior Achievement of Newfoundland and Labrador Celebrates New Inductees into the JA
Newfoundland and Labrador Business Hall of Fame

St. John’s, NL – Last evening, Junior Achievement of Newfoundland and Labrador hosted its
signature fundraising event, the JA Business Hall of Fame, celebrating business excellence in the
This year’s inductees included Cathy Bennett, entrepreneur, board director and consultant;
Aubrey and Reginald Budgell, entrepreneurial brothers form Triton; and Jamie King, Brendan
Brothers and Raymond Pretty, co-founders of Verafin.
The achievements of the laureates were celebrated during a ceremony at the St. John’s
Convention Centre. Laureates were recognized and honoured for their investment, commitment
and success in both community and business.
Since 1990, the Junior Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador Business Hall of Fame has
recognized and celebrated business excellence in our province. Junior Achievement is a
registered charity whose purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global
economy. In Newfoundland and Labrador, Junior Achievement delivers business education
programs to students in grades 3 -12. These programs focus on entrepreneurship, financial
literacy and workforce readiness. Programs are delivered in-person, virtually and through hybrid
models. Volunteers from the business community are integral to JA program delivery.

“We are delighted to gather and celebrate the achievements of our newest Laureates. JA
Worldwide works with young people to help them create skillsets and mindsets to build thriving
communities. Cathy, Aubrey, Reg, Jamie, Brendan, and Ray are exceptional role models for
Newfoundland and Labrador’s youth.” - Sandra Patterson, President and CEO