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 -

2015 CHAIR: 2015 VICE CHAIR:
Karen Vahouny
Communications Consultant
Adjunct Professor
George Washington University
and Marymount University
Washington, DC
Michael A. Bedke
Partner
DLA Piper, LLP
Tampa, FL
2015 NEFE BOARD OF TRUSTEES:
Mary (Merrell) Bailey, Esq.
Managing Partner
Your Caring Law Firm
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
Dorothy J. Bridges
Senior Vice President
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN
Denise (Denny) Crawford
Securities Consultant
Austin, TX
Alexander Gonzalez, Ph.D. (Emeritus)
President
California State University, Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
Dr. James Kooler
Administrator
California Friday Night Live Partnership
Tulare County Office of Education
Visalia, CA
Helen Norris
Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Chapman University
Orange, CA
Francisco Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Chancellor
Los Angeles Community College District
Los Angeles, CA
David G. Strege, CFP®, CFA
Partner and Senior Financial Planner
Syverson Strege and Company
West Des Moines, IA
Colleen Walker
Eugene McDermott Chief Executive Officer
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Dallas, TX


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, Director of Media Relations, 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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