Molly Otting Carlson, who grew up in Davenport, has been named as the new development director for the Quad-Cities, DeWitt, Durant and Warren Counties by Junior Achievement of the Heartland. 

Carlson received firsthand experience with Junior Achievement as a student.  For 20 years she has lived in Chicago and has worked as the director of membership and strategic partnerships at the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association for 12 of those years. 

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“I’m so proud and honored to be representing this effective and respected organization.  JA was a personal highlight for me in school, and now I can help these necessary programs continue and thrive,” Carlson said.