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Melvin Washington of TriState Capital Bank Selected as Junior Achievement’s 50th Golden Achievement Honoree

March 21, 2023 (Pittsburgh, PA) - Junior Achievement of Western PA (JA) has announced JA Board member Melvin Washington, Chief Audit Officer & CRA Officer for TriState Capital Bank, as their 50th Golden Achievement Honoree. Mel joins the ranks of other influential business and community members who were inducted for their significant contributions to the economic and civic growth of our region. 

Mel will be honored at the Golden Achievement Reception during JA’s 31st annual golf outing at Laurel Valley Golf Club, co-presented by TriState Capital Bank and NRG Energy. The two-day-long golf outing on May 24th-25th raises funds that benefit JA's educational programs for local students in grades K-12. 

Each year, inductees are chosen by a committee of representatives from regional businesses and JA.  

"The recommendation to honor Mel for this distinction was easy and unanimously received," said Patrice Matamoros, President of Junior Achievement of Western PA. "He has been a positive figure in the JA classroom and the organization for years. His leadership is an inspiration to each of us - especially to our students who want to apply their education to make a difference in the world.” 

Mel Washington has been with TriState Capital Bank (TSC) for nearly a decade and is currently responsible for administering the Bank’s 3rd Line of Defense (Audit) and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) program. Mel came to the TSC with over 15 years of bank regulatory experience, having most recently worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland as a Banking Supervisor for community banking organizations. Prior to that, Mel served with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. 

To attend the reception or participate in the outing, go to To learn more about the event or for sponsorship information, contact Jennifer Knepper, Vice President of Operations, at   

About Junior Achievement of Western PA

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. 

JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. 

During the 2021-2022 school year, JA impacted over 30,000 students across 56 counties in western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia. To learn more about Junior Achievement of Western PA visit for more information. 

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