Destination Imagination is proud to announce the recent appointment of Jessica Chezrony as Director of Challenge Alliances. This newly developed role is a strategic step forward for DI in bridging the gap between STEAM organizations looking to positively impact and prepare a future workforce with the 21st century skills necessary for success.
Having worked with Destination Imagination as an alumna and volunteer for more than two decades, Chezrony brings a unique perspective of and in-depth passion for the DI mission. “My heart for the DI mission is deeply rooted in my personal experience as a participant and volunteer. DI has given me important skills like project management, leadership, and creative presentation, which are important in today’s workforce and will continue to be in the changing global economy,” said Chezrony. “I’m excited to leverage my passion for DI as I build alliances with organizations that share our commitment to engaging and empowering students across the world.”
In her new role, Chezrony will work to cultivate multi-dimensional, mutually beneficial partnerships with a variety of like-minded organizations and Fortune 500 companies in the STEAM space—specifically those seeking to support career readiness and workforce development.
One of Destination Imagination’s largest displays of industry involvement takes place every year in May at the organization’s Global Finals event. In partnership with 3M, PMIEF, U.S. Space & Rocket Center, NASA and more, this event coined “the largest celebration of creativity” allows forward-thinking organizations to share their innovative technologies and educate more than 17,000 STEAM enthusiasts on future career opportunities, while also providing opportunities for employee engagement.
“As we are now entering the fourth industrial revolution, every industry is being impacted by disruptive technology and process changes,” said Dr. Chuck Cadle, CEO of Destination Imagination. “By linking employers to our various STEAM challenge experiences through awards, scholarships and other support, students will have gain awareness and connection to these employers. I’m excited to welcome Jessica to the team and look forward to her contributing to connecting DI with industry experts.”
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