JUMP$TART Coalition Names Ted Beck Chairman

Date: November 23, 2011

Contact: Paul Golden 303-224-3514, [email protected]

WASHINGTON—The board of directors of the national Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy® announced that it has elected Ted Beck, president and CEO of the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), chairman of the Jump$tart board. Beck succeeds Neil Milner of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, who has announced his retirement. Milner served as Jump$tart chairman for the past three years.

“We’re pleased to have someone with Ted’s vision, insight and influence to lead our board,” says Laura Levine, president and CEO of the Jump$tart Coalition. “We’ll all miss Neil and his tremendous contributions to Jump$tart, but look forward to working with Ted at this critical time in the financial literacy effort.”

“The Jump$tart Coalition is critical for achieving success in improving access to financial education,” says Beck. “(The Coalition) brings together nonprofit, for-profit, education and government entities in a collaborative effort that has proven to be beneficial and productive.”

Beck has been president and CEO of NEFE since October 2005 and has served as the NEFE representative on the Jump$tart board since that time. In addition, he currently serves on the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, a panel established by President Barack Obama to promote and enhance financial capability among the American people. He also serves on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion.

The Jump$tart board also elected Ken McDonnell, of the American Savings Education Council and the Employee Benefits Research Institute (ASEC/EBRI), as vice chairman; Gordon Genovese, of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE), as treasurer; and Nan Morrison, of the Council for Economic Education (CEE), as secretary.

About Jump$tart

The Jump$tart Coalition is a Washington, DC-based not-for-profit organization that seeks to improve the personal financial literacy of students in kindergarten through college. It is a coalition of about 150 national organizations and a network of 49 affiliated state coalitions, which work individually, and collectively, to conduct and support financial education. Jump$tart is the original promoter of April as Financial Literacy Month. For more information about the Jump$tart Coalition, go to www.jumpstart.org.




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