Susan Sharkey

Susan Sharkey

Senior Director, Learning and Content Development

As senior director of learning and content development for the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), Susan Sharkey continues NEFE’s legacy of providing quality learning resources that empower teens and adults to make intentional financial decisions through every stage of life.

Sharkey regularly collaborates on national financial literacy initiatives, including development of a national teacher training model with the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy; revising the national Jump$tart Financial Literacy Standards; creating a Financial Capability Guide for Communities with a White House task force; and working with the University of Arizona to create, an online community connecting financial educators to instructional resources. She has facilitated financial literacy, strategic planning and instructional design workshops as well as presented on a variety of topics related to financial education.

Sharkey’s career began as a business educator in Wisconsin school districts and community colleges, where she reached learners from Grade 5 to age 85. Prior to joining NEFE in 2010, she worked for the Worldwide Instructional Design System (WIDS) consulting with colleges, school districts and corporations to develop competency-based learning and training programs. She also has experience as a medical office manager, executive director of a nonprofit lake association, contributor to Wisconsin’s state academic standards for business and certified work-based skills standards, and president of the Wisconsin Business Education Association. Sharkey’s community activities have included school board president, board of the Green Lake Conservancy Foundation, park and recreation committees, church council, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. In her paid and volunteer experiences, she continues to guide others in mindful decision making and intentional planning.

Sharkey received her master’s degree in business education from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, a distance education certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®) designation through the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE).

Corporate Contact Info

National Endowment for Financial Education
1331 17th Street, Suite 1200
Denver, CO 80202

Telephone:  303-741-6333

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