Benchmarks of Success: A look at major career changes in the area


A look at major career changes in the area.

Rose new board chair of Junior Achievement of North Florida

Junior Achievement of North Florida has welcomed Meg Rose as its new chair of the board of directors. Rose will serve in the position for a term of two years, which began July 1 and will run through June 30, 2024. Rose joined the JA of North Florida board in August 2018 and served on the executive committee as secretary from 2020 to 2022. She also served as the chair for the nonprofit’s 2021 $mart Women Make Change event, an annual fundraiser to support the JA Girl$ initiative.

Rose is the senior vice president of field operations for Firehouse Subs of America, where she oversees operations and compliance for the 1,225-unit restaurant chain. Rose joined the company in 2007 and has also served as a franchise business manager and director of company operations.

Rose attended the University of Rhode Island and earned a certified franchise executive designation from the International Franchise Association.

Pineapple Corp. director of design achieves NCIDQ certification

The Pineapple Corp., a luxury design-build firm in Northeast Florida, has announced that Sammie Janica, director of design, recently passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination and received her NCIDQ certification. The certification is recognized as the highest standard and benchmark of proficiency in interior design principles and a designer’s commitment to the profession.

Janica joined The Pineapple Corp. as an interior designer in 2016. Her prior experience includes working in residential and commercial interior design settings.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in interior design from The Art Institute of Jacksonville.


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