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FD Participates in 5th Annual Financial Capability Roundtable

By Trish Olson, Assistant to the Associate Dean

What an honor it was to be a part of the 5th Annual Financial Capability Roundtable hosted by the Minnesota Department of Commerce held April 28 at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. The event featured opening remarks by Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman and a keynote address bv Richard Cordray, director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). I also participated in a panel offering perspectives on Minnesota’s financial capability journey.

Thank you to Mary Jo Katras, Extension Educator – Family Resiliency, for her leadership in our participation in the day’s events. Thank you also to Mary Jo and Sharon Powell, Extension Educator – Family Resiliency, who partnered with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and Minnesota Department of Commerce to present the “Your Money, Your Goals” webinar the morning of the roundtable. Director Cordray joined this webinar, which had over 100 attendees!
Trish Olson, Sharon Powell, Mary Jo Katras posing with Richard Cordray
Director Cordray has the distinction of being an undefeated five-time champion and a Tournament of Champions semifinalist on Jeopardy.
I’ll take Financial Literacy for $1,000!!

We are proud to be a national partner with CFPB in training service providers throughout the state of Minnesota. Thank you to all the Extension Family Resiliency educators who are teaching 250 service providers in this new initiative.

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