Tuesday, October 20, 2009

News Alert: Financial Literacy Especially Critical in Current Economic Climate

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, President, Charles Schwab Foundation
Pam Erwin, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility Group, Wells Fargo
Michelle Greene, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Education, U.S. Department of the Treas
Susan Keating, President and CEO, National Foundation for Credit Counseling - Moderator

On October 27, 2009, this panel of experts will discuss how to raise the profile of financial literacy in our nation, while offering a few personal, practical money tips. Personal budgeting and careful financial planning are becoming increasingly important for every American, but many people still lack basic money management know-how.

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz is president of the Charles Schwab Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Charles Schwab Corporation, which focuses on financial education and philanthropy to create positive social change. She also serves as an expert on the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, and is a recognized authority on personal finance issues. Pam Erwin is senior vice president of the corporate social responsibility group at Wells Fargo, where she also manages the company’s “Hands-On Banking” financial literacy program. Additionally, she writes for Wells Fargo’s blog on college financing and debt management, “The Student LoanDown.”

Michelle Greene is deputy assistant secretary for financial education at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, appointed in 2009. Previously, she served as an independent legal consultant and as a senior policy advisor at the Treasury, where she was a part of the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets. Susan Keating is president and CEO of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit credit counseling organization. She has also served as banking chair for the U.S. Savings Bond National Volunteer Committee and co-chair of the Governor's Economic Development Policy Committee in Maryland.

This event is sponsored by Visa, Inc., and is open to all. For details on the event and to buy tickets, visit our main web site.


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