The first L.E.A.D. Ambassador with a corporate job

If you haven’t heard by now, L.E.A.D. celebrated its first college graduate two months ago when Joseph McCrary graduated Magna Cum Laude from Savannah State University with a degree in accounting. 

Joseph was a member of our inaugural class of Ambassadors in 2008. In addition to participating in a number of service projects, baseball tournaments, and weekly blogging about their Ambassadors experience, we had a VIP tour of Mizuno’s Corporate Office in Duluth. He and the other Ambassadors met with the accounting, sales and marketing departments as well as meeting my good friend Bob Puccini who serves as the President of Mizuno USA

The 2008 L.E.A.D. Ambassadors
Mizuno USA has been a faithful supporter of L.E.A.D. since we were established in 2008 providing equipment, uniforms and awareness about career opportunities at Mizuno. In the summer of 2012, Joseph worked as an intern in Mizuno’s accounting department.

L.E.A.D.’s mission is to create positive outcomes for inner city at risk minority youth males by leveraging the relationship between academics, athletics and service. 

I am pleased to announce that as of Monday, July 22nd 2013, Joseph McCrary is an employee of Mizuno USA working in the accounting department.

From left to right: Kelli Stewart, CJ Stewart, Avera McCrary, Joseph McCrary, and John Schuerholz (Atlanta Braves President)
Thank you Mizuno for continuing to step up to the plate for L.E.A.D. and hitting home runs.