The NFEC Expands Their Financial Literacy Education Initiatives with the Addition of Six Key Team Members.

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The National Financial Educators Council expands their financial literacy education efforts with the addition of key team members.

The National Financial Educators Council expands financial literacy education efforts by adding six highly-qualified team members. Each member of the team has a passion for teaching money management and raising awareness for the financial literacy movement.

The NFEC actively sought individuals that possessed the skills to teach personal financial matters that align with the education philosophy of the organization. The individuals mentioned below also demonstrated their commitment to promote the financial education agenda and become an essential part of the NFEC’s Financial EduNation Campaign.

Diane Larsen has been named the NFEC’s Lead Instructor and will be an instrumental part of the NFEC Certified Financial Education Instructor training, teen and adult programs. Larsen is an award winning economics teacher that was honored as the NFEC’s Financial Education Instructor of the Year (2011), Jump$tart Coalition Outstanding Educator of the Year Award (2008), and her students have won the statewide Stock Market Simulation three times. Diane brings years of education experience and personal financial knowledge to her position.

Troy Flowers has joined the NFEC as the Lead Curriculum Developer. Flowers brings 9 years of exemplary, student-centered teaching experience. He possesses conceptual and applied knowledge of current research and trends in primary and middle school education. He has been instrumental in the development of the NFECs kids financial literacy curriculum for Pre-kindergarten to 2nd grade and 3rd through 5th grade. Currently, Flowers is working on developing a peer-to-peer college money management program for the NFEC.

Dianne Jennings has also joined the NFECs’ team and leads the faith based financial education outreach. Jennings is a popular radio show host that is recognized for “Let’s Talk Real Estate” and her co-host position on Tim Ridley Radio Show. She is also the creator and executive producer of Radio talk show “Mine Your Business” which is coming soon to National Public Radio. Dianne has been given an assignment to lead people of faith on the path of financial understanding thereby embarking on a tour hosting National Financial Literacy Education Forums throughout the US.    

The NFEC also added three key members of the Education and Outreach team. Somya Munjal is now a Certified Financial Accountant and is an advocate for the financial literacy movement. Meka West learned her money lessons growing up with humble beginnings. She passes those great lessons on to those she coaches by keeping it real and letting them know she understands firsthand how hard we work to earn our money. Jayne Black is a graduate from the Wisconsin Women’s Network Policy Institute where she is working on public policies to strengthen the financial security of elderly women in Wisconsin. Jayne is the founder of "Saving Smart for Five Generations and a professional blogger that writes on a range of subjects including women, finances and retirement for international magazines.

The National Financial Educators Council is a social enterprise that has partnered with or served hundreds of non-profit organizations and schools. The Financial EduNation Campaign is a nationwide initiative that provides financial literacy resources to groups looking to improve the financial capability of those they serve. The NFEC commends those individuals and organizations that are currently serving the financial literacy movement.

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