“This is a pivotal time for Americans and their financial futures. Even though some economic indicators are improving, there is much work left to do,” said Susan C. Keating, president and CEO of the NFCC.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 01, 2013
The National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) Members will convene in Denver, CO October 6-9, for the 48th Annual Leaders Conference to address topics affecting the credit counseling sector and the many pressing financial issues confronting Americans.
“This is a pivotal time for Americans and their financial futures. Even though some economic indicators are improving, there is much work left to do,” said Susan C. Keating, president and CEO of the NFCC. “Americans have felt the pain of the recession and seen the glimmer of recovery, but many are realizing that to move forward, they need a greater understanding of and control over their personal finances. The NFCC and our members are poised to help them do just that.”
This year’s event will bring together more than 300 NFCC Member Agency executives, credit counselors, national leaders and stakeholders from around the country. Conference attendees will benefit from remarks provided by an impressive list of high-profile speakers, as well as presentations, panels and workshops around best practices in the financial education sector, providing agency representatives with the tools to better serve consumers.
Featured speakers in Denver include:
- Susan C. Keating, NFCC President & CEO, delivering the annual State of the Credit Counseling Sector address;
- Naomi Gendler Camper, Managing Director, Head of Consumer Public Policy, JPMorgan Chase, bringing her perspective on trends impacting consumers’ spending and borrowing habits;
- James H. Carr, housing finance, banking and urban policy consultant, speaking about the strategic landscape for GSE reform, and what issues might have the largest impact for housing counselors;
- Eileen Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, NeighborWorks America, sharing thoughts on the housing sector challenges facing Americans today;
- Todd Hunt, business humorist, providing comic relief through Communication Bleeps and Blunders in Business;
- Victor Nichols, Chief Executive Officer, Experian North America, addressing the topic of people managing their financial lives;
- The Honorable Federico F. Pena, former member of the Colorado House of Representatives and former Mayor of the City and County of Denver, offering thoughts on how to better serve low to moderate income level people within the Hispanic community;
- Holly Petraeus, Assistant Director, Office of Servicemember Affairs, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, focusing on financial education for the military, and
- Michelle Singletary, author and syndicated columnist, The Washington Post, sharing her insight into the real-life financial issues that American’s face.
Special recognition will be given to those who have funded the Sharpen Your Financial Focus™ initiative. The Sharpen Your Financial Focus program is a new initiative of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling supported by a broad cross-section of organizations committed to increasing the financial well-being of Americans. It is partially funded by Bank of America, Chase, GE Capital Retail Finance, Wells Fargo, and other major financial institutions. To learn more about the program, visit http://www.SharpenToday.org.
The NFCC is thankful to the many sponsors who have generously supported the 2013 Annual Leaders Conference:
Diamond: Bank of America, Chase, Citi, and Experian
Gold: Capital One
Silver: GE, Practical Money Skills/Visa and Wells Fargo
Bronze: Barclaycard, Council on Accreditation, Discover, Johnson Media, MasterCard and Mutual of America.
Members of the media interested in attending the conference should contact Gail Cunningham at (940) 500-4100 (direct), (240) 672-2700 (cell), or via email at gcunningham(at)nfcc(dot)org to obtain credentials and a conference program. Note: Some sessions are for NFCC Members only.
The National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), founded in 1951, is the nation’s largest and longest serving national nonprofit credit counseling organization. The NFCC’s mission is to promote the national agenda for financially responsible behavior, and build capacity for its members to deliver the highest-quality financial education and counseling services. NFCC Members annually help millions of consumers through more than 600 community-based offices nationwide. For free and affordable confidential advice through a reputable NFCC Member, call (800) 388-2227, (en Español (800) 682-9832) or visit http://www.nfcc.org. Visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NFCCDebtAdvice, on Twitter: twitter.com/NFCCDebtAdvice, on YouTube: http://www.YouTube.com/NFCC09 and our blog: http://financialeducation.nfcc.org/.