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Variny Yim - Regional Director, Western States

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228 Tanglewood Drive
Richmond, CA 94806
(510) 243-1622
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Variny Yim is an independent communications and financial education consultant. Currently, she is the Regional Director, Western States, for the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy®, as well as a financial literacy trainer for Visa, Inc. and a blogger for Money Wise Women. Variny has written and blogged for other financial education websites including LifeTuner and Kwedit and collaborated on a book entitled, The Teen Girl’s Gotta-Have-It Guide to Money. She also served as a communications consultant for the national PBS show MoneyTrack® that teaches people how to invest and protect their money.

Previously, Variny was Director of three national financial education programs of the nonprofit, Washington, DC-based Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI): 1) the American Savings Education Council (ASEC) coalition, whose mission is to make saving and retirement planning a priority for all Americans; 2) the Choose to Save® multimedia public service campaign; and 3) the annual Retirement Confidence Survey (RCS).

Variny began her career as a print and broadcast journalist at USA WEEKEND magazine, USA TODAY, and NBC. Later, she did public relations for high-profile companies such as Maxis/Electronic Arts, Starbucks Coffee Company, 24 Hour Fitness, Kodak.com, and Monsanto. A graduate of Wellesley College, Variny resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.