Senior Vice President
Hi everyone! I’m Erin Kurt and I have been at Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa since 2005 in a variety of roles. I grew up in Marion, Iowa, where my parents and siblings still live. I graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Spanish. While working in Admissions for Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, I obtained my Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing there. I loved working for a non-profit college and when I learned about the chance to work at JAEI, to continue to make a difference in young people’s lives, I made the switch. I live now in Coggon with my husband and our family.
Part of My Job: I have a unique role that allows me to support all parts of our team. I love that! I love doing what I can to make things easier, whether that’s through process improvement, technology, utilization, you name it! I like taking the big picture, breaking it down, and making the work move in that direction. And the team we have really makes it possible. Their enthusiasm, teamwork and joy make amazing things happen!!!
Thing to do in Outside of Work: Spend time with my family, which usually includes lots of sporting events, dinners, spending time outside, home projects, and laughing!
Place to Travel: Colorado. I love the mountains, the fresh air, the long list of activities. I have been there in the summer, fall and winter and love it every time!
Ways to Relax: I love to read, cook, garden, do home improvements…I’m always doing something until I crash at the end of the day!