Financial and Economic Leaders, Experts, Educators Honored at Council for Economic Education’s 10th Annual Visionary Awards

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2014 Honorees Recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Financial and Economic Literacy

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Financial and economic literacy is critical to the education of today’s young people, helping create a society better able to make informed decisions as consumers, savers, investors, voters, and participants in our global economy.

Every year, the Council for Economic Education (CEE) recognizes the outstanding achievements of a few select individuals who are making a powerful impact on financial and economic literacy. This October, CEE will honor these leaders, experts and educators at the 10th Annual Visionary Awards. Held at New York City’s landmark Pierre Hotel, the 2015 Visionary Awards will be emceed by CNBC’s Steve Liesman, senior economics reporter and host of the popular program Squawk Box.

This year’s distinguished honorees include:

Ann Kaplan
Ann Kaplan is a Partner at Circle Wealth Management. She is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Columbia University School of Business and the Council on Foreign Relations. Ann is a graduate of Smith College and obtained her M.S.W. and M.B.A from Columbia University.

Robert E. Moritz
Bob Moritz is the Chairman and Senior Partner of the U.S. firm of PwC, after having been re-elected by the U.S. partnership in 2013 to serve another four-year term. He is the chair of the Center for Audit Quality Governing Board and board member of the Oswego College Foundation. Bob is a graduate of SUNY Oswego.

Prof. Robert J. Shiller
Robert J. Shiller is Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University and Professor of Finance and Fellow at the International Center for Finance at Yale School of Management. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences with Eugene Fama and Lars Peter Hansen in 2013. Robert is a graduate of the University of Michigan and obtained his Ph.D. in economics from MIT.

Andrew Ross Sorkin
Andrew Ross Sorkin is a financial columnist for The New York Times; co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk Box;” editor-at-large of DealBook; and author of Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System and Themselves. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a graduate of Cornell University.

Following the award ceremony, Steve Liesman will lead a fireside chat with the honorees in lieu of speeches. In addition, as part of the program the three recipients of the 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Award-- K-12 teachers in the New York metropolitan area who have successfully integrated economics and financial literacy education into everyday learning in their classrooms--will also be recognized.

“We are thrilled to honor such a distinguished group of leaders, experts and educators and their continued efforts to promote economic and financial literacy,” said Nan J. Morrison, CEO and President, CEE. “Financial and economic literacy is critical to the education of today’s young people, helping create a society better able to make informed decisions as consumers, savers, investors, voters, and participants in our global economy. Through advocacy, education and leadership, the 2015 Visionary Award winners are helping create a more financially literate society for the next generation.”

This year’s ceremony is made possible by the generous support of Platinum Sponsors Circle Wealth Management, the George Lucas Family Foundation, CEE’s Chairman of the Board, Barry Haimes and PwC; Gold Sponsors William Campbell (Chair Emeritus, Board of Trustees, Columbia University), E*Trade, HSBC, Moody’s, Peter. G Peterson Foundation, State Farm, Verizon, and Wells Fargo; and Silver Sponsors Charles Schwab, Circle Financial Group, Edelman, FINRA, Ford/Ford Credit, The Julis Family, UPS and ZenBanx.

For more information on CEE’s Visionary Awards, please visit

About the Council for Economic Education

The Council for Economic Education (CEE) is the leading organization in the United States that focuses on the economic and financial education of students from kindergarten through high school, and we have been doing so for over 65 years. We do this by educating the educators: providing the curriculum tools, the pedagogical support, and the community of peers that instruct, inspire, and guide. All resources and programs are developed by educators and delivered by CEE’s national network of affiliates—over 240 across the country. Last year, CEE reached 55,000 teachers in person, and over 1.3 million unique visitors accessed— the go-to place for free online teaching resources.
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