Joseph E. Botta
State Extension Leadership Council - Planning District 8
Joe Botta is a personal finance counselor for Zeiders Enterprises, Inc., providing financial counseling and education to U.S. Department of Defense military and civilians, and their families. In January 2011, after 14 years of service, he retired from his position as manager of the financial education program in the Prince William County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension. He serves on the Prince William County Extension Leadership Council and also conducts financial education and counseling for the Prince William office as a volunteer. Prior to working for VCE Joe worked in financial management positions for the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Unisys Corporation in a variety of locations and organizations. He retired from the United States Air Force in 1988 after serving 20 years. Joe is an Accredited Financial Counselor and Certified Housing Counselor. His educational background includes a bachelor’s degree from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, Penn. and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.
Joe and his wife have two children and three grandchildren and reside in Woodbridge, Virginia.