NEFE Welcomes New Board Member

Crawford Joins Nonprofit Leadership

Date: December 20, 2012

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

DENVER—The National Endowment for Financial Education announces the appointment of a new member to its Board of Trustees. Denise (Denny) Voigt Crawford will serve an initial three-year term with the 13-member financial advisory group.

“The NEFE mission to inspire educated financial decision making for people through every stage of life is possible not only because of our hard-working staff, but also through the support of strong leadership,” says Ted Beck, president and CEO of NEFE. “Denise Crawford brings great expertise and passion that will help guide us in our commitment to helping people achieve their financial independence.”

Crawford recently served as the M.D. Anderson Public Service Visiting Professor at the Texas Tech University School of Law after retiring from 17 years as the Texas securities commissioner. Prior to that, Crawford spent a decade as general counsel of the Texas State Securities board. During her career as a securities regulator, Crawford twice was elected president of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), and is a three-time recipient of the Blue Sky Cube, NASAA’s highest honor.

“I am very pleased to have the opportunity to work with the NEFE board, Ted Beck and the incredibly talented NEFE staff to move this country’s financial education efforts forward,” says Crawford.

Until her retirement, Crawford was a member of the board of directors of the National White Collar Crime Center, a nonprofit organization of state and local law enforcement personnel, and was a former lead trustee of the Investor Protection Trust, a nonprofit organization focusing on investor education. She has served as a member of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Consumer Affairs Advisory Committee and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Global Affairs Advisory Committee.

In the 1990s, Crawford created the Texas Investor Education Project (TIEP), one of the first investor education programs in the U.S. She has testified about investor protection issues before Congress and other bodies, such as the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, on numerous occasions.

The NEFE Board of Trustees also announces that John R. Woerner, with Ameriprise Financial in Minneapolis, will serve as chairman for 2013; and Alexander Gonzalez, Ph.D., president of California State University in Sacramento, Calif., will serve as vice chairman.

For more information on the NEFE Board of Trustees, click here.

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Contacts

  • Paul Golden

    Media Relations Director

    Direct: 303-224-3514
    Cell: 303-918-3620
    [email protected]

  • Patricia (Pat) Seaman

    Senior Director of Marketing and Communications

    Direct: 303-224-3538
    [email protected]

Contacts

  • Paul Golden

    Media Relations Director

    Direct: 303-224-3514
    Cell: 303-918-3620
    [email protected]

  • Patricia (Pat) Seaman

    Senior Director of Marketing and Communications

    Direct: 303-224-3538
    [email protected]