Free Presentation: Financial Capability, Financial Education & Federal Policy

Each month, Harrisburg University will host a free discussion open to the community examining financial literacy. The events are hosted by Dr. Jay Liebowitz, DiSanto Chair in Applied Business and Finance. The DiSanto Chair and the Financial Literacy speaker series are made possible through the generous contributions of Alex DiSanto.

Financial Capability, Financial Education & Federal Policy

Louisa M. Quittman, Director, Financial Education, U.S. Department of Treasury
Noon to 1 p.m., September 24, 2015
Auditorium

The federal government has invested in financial education and financial capability in various ways. Hear about why and how, and share your views with what else the federal government should be doing to build the financial capability of young people. The discussion will cover the Treasury’s new savings program – myRA, financial education and higher education, and the recommendations of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans.

Speaker:Louisa M. Quittman is the Director of the Office of Financial Education of the US Department of the Treasury, in the Office of Consumer Policy. She is responsible for policy development and coordination related to promoting the financial decision making of Americans. She coordinates the interagency Financial Literacy and Education Commission and the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans. She also oversees research related to financial education, financial access, consumer lending and related topics. Previously, Ms. Quittman served as the Director of Community Programs for the Department of the Treasury; in this role she focused on financial access in traditionally underserved communities. Ms. Quittman holds a B.A. from Williams College and a M.P.A. from North Carolina State University.