Ched Chase, CJE *
Journalism lover. Husband. Dad. Passion for storytellers.
Ched has served the Southwest and South Florida yearbook community as a driving force in building quality programs focused on crowd-pleasing and award-winning yearbooks for 8 years.
Ched thrives in environments that pose a challenge–whether a healthy budget or staff motivation, he considers it his duty to help his yearbook staffs succeed. He prides himself in working with a high level of professionalism and integrity.
Outside of yearbooks, Ched loves to be out in the Florida sun spending time with his wife and newborn daughter and being on the water with his boat.
* CJE // Certified Journalism Educator: This rep has been certified by the Journalism Education Association (JEA). Earning this certification requires weeks of preparation and passing a three-hour exam focusing on journalistic writing and editing, graphics and design, legal and ethical considerations, fiscal management, leadership training, conflict resolution and more.
There is no one else I’d trust
When we switched to Jostens, with Ched Chase as our rep our yearbook improved! Ched is always willing to come in and work with our class – teaching lessons, checking pages, offering suggestions. Even when he’s not physically coming in, he’s available by e-mail or text in a timely manner. Other companies approach us every year and there is no one else I’d trust my yearbook with other than Ched.
— Ranae Atkinson
Cypress Lake High School [FL]
Ched has a passion!
I have had the opportunity to work with Ched Chase while I served as the Principal at three different schools. During my tenure, Ched’s customer service was second to none.
Ched’s passion for working with teachers and to assist students is a level you will not find in another company or representative. He develops a rapport and is reliable, accessible and ready to assist when and where your school, adviser and students need.”
— Dr. Tammy Caraker, Ed.D
Collier County Public Schools [FL]
The switch (to Ched) has been great!
My first year I went through Herff Jones and it was awful. I was very unhappy.
I am currently with Jostens and my rep is Ched Chase, and I have to say, it’s a complete 180 of an experience. He actually helped me out throughout the end of last year when I was having trouble with Herff Jones. He gets along great with the students and is happy to come in and work with them and help them develop pages. This switch has been great.
— Jenna Jungferman
Fort Myers High School [FL]
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