Leadership

Behind every great organization is exceptional leadership.

NEFE is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees and led by president and CEO Ted Beck. A staff of fewer than 25 individuals guides NEFE’s public-service work at its headquarters in Denver, Colorado.

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Board of Trustees -

2014 CHAIR: 2014 VICE CHAIR:
Alexander Gonzalez, Ph.D.
President
California State University
Sacramento, CA
Karen Vahouny
Communications Consultant and
Adjunct Professor
Marymount University
Washington, DC
2014 NEFE BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Mary (Merrell) Bailey, Esq.
Managing Partner
Bailey Zobel Pilcher
Maitland, FL

Patrick Bannigan
Chief Operating Officer
American Century
Investments
Kansas City, MO

Ted Beck
President and CEO
National Endowment for Financial Education
Denver, CO

Michael A. Bedke
Partner
DLA Piper, LLP
Tampa, FL

Dorothy J. Bridges
Senior Vice President
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Pip Coburn
Principal
Coburn Ventures
Pleasantville, NY

Denise (Denny) Voigt Crawford
Professor
Texas Tech University School of Law
Austin, TX

Michael D. Jones
Chief Operating Officer
PBS
Arlington, VA

Dr. James Kooler
Administrator
California Friday Night Live Partnership and
the California Center for Youth Development
and Health Promotion
Visalia, CA

Francisco Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Superintendent/President
MiraCosta College
Oceanside, CA
David G. Strege, CFP®, CFA
Partner and Senior Financial Planner
Syverson Strege and Company
West Des Moines, IA

John R. Woerner - Emeritus
Chief Strategy Officer and President of Insurance
Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN

Staff Contacts -

Please contact the individual(s) listed below with specific inquiries about:

CashCourse
Amy Marty, Manager, amarty@nefe.org

Financial Workshop Kits website
Mary "Jeannette" Schultz, Manager, jeh@nefe.org

NEFE High School Financial Planning Program® (HSFPP)
HSFPP General Inquiries, HSFPP@nefe.org

Linking and Copyright
Inquiries, marcom@nefe.org

Media Relations
Paul Golden, Media Relations Manager, pdg@nefe.org

My Retirement Paycheck website
Mary Hoch, Manager, meh@nefe.org

NEFE Digest
Cara Hopkins, Marketing and Communications Manager, chopkins@nefe.org

NEFE Financial Education Evaluation Toolkit
Billy J. Hensley, Ph.D., Director of Education, bjh@nefe.org

On Your Own website
Cara Hopkins, Marketing and Communications Manager, chopkins@nefe.org

Partnerships
Brent Neiser, Senior Director of Strategic Programs and Alliances, ban@nefe.org

Public Policy
Brent Neiser, Senior Director of Strategic Programs and Alliances, ban@nefe.org

Research
Billy J. Hensley, Ph.D., Director of Education, bjh@nefe.org

Research Funding
Mary Hoch, Manager, meh@nefe.org

Smart About Money website
Inquiries, marcom@nefe.org

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