Jump$tart Leadership

National Board of Directors

Jump$tart’s National Board of Directors consists of a diverse cross-section of national Partner organizations and individual academic board members elected for their expertise in the field. Organizational and individual board members are elected to staggered three-year terms.

  • Ally Financial
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences – Lori Myers, Ph.D.
  • American Bankers Association Foundation – Lindsay Torrico
  • American Financial Services Association Education Foundation – Rhonda Ashburn, Vice Chair
  • Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education – Rachael DeLeon
  • Bank of America – Andrée Taylor
  • Charles Schwab Foundation – Casey Cortese, Chair
  • J. Michael Collins, Ph.D., Academic Director, Treasurer
  • Conference of State Bank Supervisors – Laura Fisher
  • Council for Economic Education – Nan J. Morrison
  • EverFi from Blackbaud – Jenny Nakamura
  • Experian – Rod Griffin, Secretary
  • FDIC – Peggi Gill
  • Fidelity Investments – Christina Cuzzi
  • Federal Reserve Board – Laura Shipley, ex officio
  • Federal Trade Commission – Colleen P. Tressler
  • FINRA – Gerri Walsh
  • Intuit  – Silke Bradford, Ed.D.
  • Land Grant University and Cooperative Extension System – D. Elizabeth Kiss, Ph.D.
  • MassMutual Foundation – Dennis Duquette
  • National Endowment for Financial Education – Billy J. Hensley, Ph.D.
  • William E. Odom – Director Emeritus
  • SIFMA Foundation – Melanie Mortimer
  • State Coalition Representative* – Maine Jump$tart – Mary Dyer, ex officio
  • TransUnion – Tracie Anderson
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission – Lori Schock,  ex officio
  • Varo Bank – Corey Carlisle
  • Visa Inc. – Hugh Norton
  • Wells Fargo Foundation – Bonnie Wallace

*The State Coalition Leader of our State Coalition of the Year serves a special one-year ex officio term on the national Board of Directors.

2024-2025 Officers

Casey Cortese, Chair
Charles Schwab Foundation

Rhonda Ashburn, Vice Chair
AFSA Education Foundation

J. Michael Collins, Ph.D., Treasurer
Academic Direction, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Rod Griffin, Secretary

Laura Levine, President, ex officio
Jump$tart Coalition of Personal Financial Literacy

Initial Board Members

  • American Financial Services Association Consumer Credit Education Foundation (now AFSA Education Foundation)
  • Consumer Bankers Association
  • Cooperative Extension System of the USDA (now USDA-NIFA, Land Grant University and Cooperative Extension System)
  • Federal Reserve Board
  • Insurance Education Foundation
  • International Credit Association
  • Junior Achievement, Inc.
  • Mortgage Bankers Association of America
  • National Council on Economic Education (now Council for Economic Education)
  • National Endowment for Financial Education
  • National Foundation for Consumer Credit
  • National Institute for Consumer Education (now National Foundation for Credit Counseling)
  • Securities Industry Foundation for Economic Education (now SIFMA Foundation)
  • Classroom Edition of the Wall St. Journal

Past Board Chairmen

  • H. Randy Lively, Jr.
    American Financial Services Association
  • Neil Milner
    Conference of State Bank Supervisors
  • Ted Beck
    National Endowment for Financial Education
  • Michael E. Staten
    University of Arizona’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Corey Carlisle
    Varo Bank