2012 Financial Education Boot Camp Presenters

Stephanie Bennett, Director of the Academy of Business and Finance, Acadiana High School
 Stephanie Bennett Stephanie Bennett is a business teacher at Acadiana High School and the current Director of the Academy of Business and Finance. Through her continued education and training, Stephanie’s commitment to youth financial literacy grew into a passion that includes financial literacy for all ages. With the belief that financial freedom results in stronger marriages, happier families, and a better community as a whole, Stephanie works to help others gain confidence and hope as they strive to reach their future financial goals. Stephanie attended ULL, where she obtained a BS in Management and a secondary education certification in Business Education and Mathematics.  Turn on JavaScript!

Ann Marie Erie Community Outreach Coordinator, Neighbors Federal Credit Union
 Ann Marie Erie Ann Marie Erie is an award-winning program developer and trainer, with experience delivering a wide range of topics ranging from financial literacy to workforce development. Through her extensive background in non-profit community organizations before joining Neighbors FCU, she has consistently worked to meet the needs of the community through education, outreach and resource development. In her current role, she has developed and taught financial education workshops for people of all ages from preschoolers to senior citizens. She has also facilitated instructor-training workshops as well as partnered with other financial education coalitions to bring education and resources to the community. She is an active partner of the Louisiana Jump$tart Coalition.   Turn on JavaScript!

Susie Irvine, AFSA Education Foundation
 Susie Irvine Susie, president and CEO, AFSA Education Foundation, oversees initiatives to help consumers understand responsible money management and wise credit use. Her primary initiative is MoneySKILL®, a free online personal finance course that educates students on personal finance. Susie received the 2005 Jump$tart Coalition’s William E. Odom Visionary Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals who provide outstanding service in the personal finance education arena.   Turn on JavaScript!

Claire Loup, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, New Orleans Branch
 Claire Loup Claire is an Economic and Financial Education Specialist at the New Orleans Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.  Since 2002, she has worked to further the Bank’s district-wide strategies in promoting economic and financial education. She joined the Branch in 1999 as a HR Training Specialist.  A New Orleans native, Claire attended the University of New Orleans where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Education and a Master of Business Administration.   Turn on JavaScript!

Layne McDaniel, Noesis Data, an Equifax Agent
 Layne McDaniel Layne is a Certified Public Accountant and President/CEO of Noesis Data, Credit Bureau of Baton Rouge Foundation and The Oaks of Sherwood Golf Course. He serves on numerous Boards including the Louisiana Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, Boy Scouts of America- Istrouma Area Council, Public Affairs Research Council and Rotary Club of Baton Rouge Foundation.  He also serves as a volunteer for Junior Achievement and as a member of the Louisiana Society of CPAs’ Financial Literacy Committee.  Turn on JavaScript!

Trey Medbery, Senior Schools Manager, EverFi
 Trey Medberry Trey Medbery is the Senior Schools Manager for EverFi, and works with schools across Louisiana, in addition to managing a team that supports schools in Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and North Florida.  Trey got his start in education as a 6th grade teacher in Clarksdale, Mississippi before moving to New Orleans in 2008, where he was the Dean of Scholars at Langston Hughes Academy.  Trey’s wife Jennifer, also a former teacher, is the Founder and CEO of Kickboard, which creates software for teachers and administrators.  Turn on JavaScript!

Jessica Oliver, Credit Management and Business Development Manager, Pelican State Credit Union
 Jessica Oliver Jessica Oliver received her BA in Marketing from Southeastern Louisiana University where she served as the Vice President of the American Marketing Association Student Chapter. She also received her MBA from Louisiana State University. She has been the Credit Management and Business Development Manager at Pelican State Credit Union for five years. She orchestrates the implementation of many programs such as Pelican’s Financial Literacy and Credit Management programs, new business development, current business service, membership drives and benefit meetings. She is an active partner of the Louisiana Jump$tart Coalition.  Turn on JavaScript!

Jeanette A. Tucker, Ph.D., Professor, Youth Financial Capability Programs, LSU AgCenter
 Jeanette Tucker Jeanette Tucker is a Youth Financial Literacy Specialist with the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center’s Cooperative Extension Service. She has been with the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service for over 37 years. She holds a Ph.D. in Human Ecology (Consumer Science) from Louisiana State University and has also attained certification as a Registered Financial Gerontologist. Dr. Tucker develops curriculum, authors consumer and practitioner resources, conducts professional training programs addressing Family Economics and Youth Financial Capability/Literacy issues and is a frequent contributor to mass media. She coordinates capacity building programs for teachers that improve the financial literacy of over 63,000 Louisiana high school students annually. She serves as Vice-President of the Louisiana Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.  Turn on JavaScript!

Mary Ellen Vincent, Co-Director of the Academy of Business and Finance, Acadiana High School
 Mary Ellen Vincent Mary Ellen Vincent, a teacher for eight years, is Co-director of the Academy of Business and Finance at Acadiana High School in Lafayette, LA. She attended Louisiana State University where she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration and continued her education at the University of Louisiana Lafayette where she attained a second degree in Business Education. While teaching, she decided to work on her Master’s in Business Administration and completed it in 2008. She is math and business certified but enjoys teaching business courses because of their relationship to the real world. Her goal is to reach students and increase their financial literacy before it’s too late. Mary Ellen is currently teaching Finance to 9th graders, and Business Ethics, Applied Finance, and Financial Math to 12th graders. Turn on JavaScript!