Ted Beck

Ted BeckTed Beck announced his retirement from the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) in 2018 after serving 13 years as president and chief executive officer. During his time leading the organization, Beck was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans, for which from 2010-2013 he chaired the research and evaluation committee. Previously, he served on President George W. Bush's President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy and was chair of its outreach committee. Beck also served on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion, and was board chair of the national Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy from 2012-2016. In 2017, Jump$tart awarded Beck the William E. Odom Visionary Leadership Award in honor of his contributions to the field. Beck oversaw several education initiatives from the NEFE High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP®) and Smart About Money, to the launch of CashCourse®, Spendster®, Financial Workshop Kits and On Your Own.

In 2018, Beck was awarded the SABEW Service Award from the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW), recognizing his commitment to business journalism. During his time at NEFE, he was regularly interviewed by CNBC, the Associated Press, CNN, USA Today, NBC News, US News & World Report, the Wall Street Journal, and others. Beck also was a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal Experts, a group of industry and academic thought leaders who contribute blog posts on issues related to consumer finance.

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