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Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast Names Three New Members to their Board


(Palm Beach, Florida) Junior Achievement is proud to welcome three new board members to the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast chapter. Alyssa Freeman, James McBrayer, and Samuel Quincy Edwards. Each bring impressive resumes, experiences, and connections that they hope will strengthen the underlying mission of the organization moving forward.

About Alyssa Freeman

Alyssa is the Executive Director at Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, where she began in 2008.

She was born and raised in Southeastern Michigan and is a graduate of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Alyssa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications, with a focus in public relations. She also has an MBA in Organizational Leadership from Ashford University (2017).

As a member of the Leadership Palm Beach County Class of 2020, a past board member of the Florida Fishing Academy, and current board member for Barky Pines Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, Alyssa brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will benefit Junior Achievement of the Palm Beach & Treasure Coast for years to come.

About James McBrayer

James is Vice President and Client Advisor at Bessemer Trust. Prior to joining Bessemer Trust, he served in the same role at J.P. Morgan Private Bank. He’s also worked for UBS Private Wealth Management as a senior wealth strategy associate and served as an intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army during Operation Enduring Freedom.

James is a member of the Board of Directors of the West Palm Beach Library Foundation, a volunteer with Take Stock in Children, and a member of Palm Beach Tax Institute, the East Coast Estate Planning Council, and the Palm Beach Estate Planning Council.

In addition to his impressive professional resume, James holds an M.S.F. from the University of Miami, as well as a B.S. in economics from Florida Atlantic University. He is a CFP® professional and a CFA® Level III Candidate.

About Samuel Quincy Edwards

Samuel is the Chief Marketing Officer for, an Inc. 5000 company that focuses on content marketing, link building, and social marketing.

Prior to joining in 2014, Samuel was an Online Media Strategist for Tenthwave Digital LLC in New York City, a Digital Marketing Manager for Truceuticals, an SEM Specialist for Price Benowitz, LLP, and an Online Marketing Media Buyer for Unique Leads.

Samuel is Inbound Marketing Certified by HubSpot, a Bing Ads Accredited Professional, and Google Ads and Analytics certified.

In addition to being a TEDx Speaker, Samuel is the Founder of the Palm Beach Search Marketers meetup group, a Mentor for the T. Howard Foundation, and an Event Co-Organizer for Palm Beach Startup Week and Global Entrepreneurship Week West Palm Beach.

Some of Sam’s past and present clients include: Crayola, Duncan Hines, Vlasic, eBay, Amnesty International, NASDAQ OMX, CBS, Flower Beauty, Birthright Israel, Expedia, CarMax, GMAC, Price Benowitz, LLP, FreshBooks, BAESystems and Cape Cod Potato Chips.

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