Joseph Perrone, a resident of North Bellmore, was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for Virtual Enterprise International by the Chancellor of New York City Schools.
According to their website, Virtual Enterprises International
(VEI) is an in-school entrepreneurship program and global business simulation that empowers students to unleash their potential through creating and managing business ventures. Guided by a teacher/facilitator and business mentors, students conduct business with other virtual firms nationally and internationally.
Perrone, who's lived in Bellmore for 23 years, spent eight years as a part the North Bellmore Board of Education (BOE). He also spent another six years with the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District BOE. He belongs to the North Bellmore Civic Association
and serves as a business mentor for Mepham High School
and John F. Kennedy High School
"In Bellmore, there's a great sense of community, caring friends and neighbors," Perrone said. "That's why I love to live here."
Aside from his involvements with Bellmore, Perrone is a district manager for FedEx, where he has spent 31 of his 33 years with the company in management.
"This honor affirms my leadership and people skills and ability to give back to others," Perrone said. "I appreciate the opportunity help guide an organization to mentor high school students and prepare them for the business world."Want more stories like this? Follow the Success Stories group for instant updates in your homepage news feed.
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