Michelle Carrera, CEO Atlantic City Boys and Girls Club

Michelle Carrera was an executive in charge of 13 Boys and Girls Club in Puerto Rico when she heard the Atlantic City location had run into financial trouble and needed a new leader. About a year-and-a-half ago, she took on the challenge.

WATCH: Carrera talks about her plans for 2017.

Her job is to make sure that the club, which provides educational and recreational programs to children, has the resources it needs, and that every service is optimized to change lives. “I think in life you have very few opportunities to have an impact and feel you are leaving a legacy,” Carrera said. “I love to impact the future of a child – to see them grow up successfully, finish college and start a career, obtain a good job.”

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