Connie Lanzl accepted the position of president in August of 2010 and is responsible for the overall leadership and management of JA programs serving schools in Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties. By working with schools, businesses, and volunteers, JA provides hands-on, experiential lessons focusing on work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy for students in grades K-12.
Lanzl came to Greenville in 1997 when her husband, Steve, accepted a job as Bowater’s CIO. Shortly after arriving, she continued her career in educational fundraising first at Camperdown Academy and then for the last twelve years at Christ Church Episcopal School as director of the development office. Prior to moving to South Carolina, Lanzl headed development offices in an independent school in Philadelphia and an international school in Tokyo, Japan, and has done work as a consultant for capital and endowment campaigns.
Susan Spencer is the Events and Marketing Director of Junior Achievement of Upstate South Carolina, Inc.
She graduated from The University of Toledo with a Degree in Theatre and Communications in 1985. Susan has been married for 25 years and has three children. She grew up Living in several different countries, which include Greece, Venezuela and Argentina, as her father worked in International business.
Over the years, Susan has been Involved in several non-profits, she held position as Secretary for The Crime Stoppers Board for 4 years, is the current SIC Co-Chair at Sevier Middle School, the past Co-PTA President at Paris Elementary and received an award as the Best PTA in the State of SC in 2000-2001, is a member of The Pleasantburg Rotary Club, DAR Vice-Regent in 2009-2010, 2nd year on The Moonlight and Magnolias Committee, Past Membership Chair and Reflections Char at Wade Hampton High School.