Community Invited to Lecture on Financial Capability, Financial Education & Federal Policy

The community is invited to a free event on what the federal government should be doing to build financial capability of young people.

The discussion, Financial Capability, Financial Education & Federal Policy, 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.

The speaker is Louisa M. Quittman, 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.

The free event is set for September 24th at the University.  The event is part of The DiSanto Chair and the Financial Literacy speaker series, which is  made possible through the generous contributions of Alex DiSanto. Each discussion will take place noon to 1 p.m. in the Auditorium at Harrisburg University, which is located at 326 Market Street.  Light refreshments will be provided.

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