SUGAR LAND, Texas, Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Money Management International (MMI) is pleased to nominate Maura Attardi of West Long Branch, New Jersey for the 2017 NFCC Educator of the Year. The award will be announced during the NFCC Connect conference, October 1 – 4 in Anaheim, California.
Ms. Attardi focuses on developing relationships with non-traditional partners for MMI's Mapping Your Future Financial Solutions division. She has built a reputation as a trusted education partner in the field of professional sports. These partnerships have included a relationship with NFL Player Engagement, and ongoing services provided to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Attardi conducts workshops for over 30 professional sports organizations and provides financial education to student-athletes at universities across the United States.
Most recently, Attardi began working with the National Hockey League (NHL) on a multi-channel financial wellness program. The goal is for players and teams to understand the value of a trusted financial coach and to provide professional athletes with services that protect their reputation and pocketbook through exposure to financial basics.
"Maura has a deep understanding of successful financial wellness engagement," said Jeff Davis, Vice President of Strategic Development at MMI. "She possesses a contagious enthusiasm and has a remarkable ability to read her audience in order to make the material accessible to all."
Throughout her 17-year career in education, Attardi has remained committed to professional development and continues to develop her skills as an educator and financial coach. A graduate of Villanova University and Seton Hall University, Attardi plans to enroll in Boston University's online financial planning program to become a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). She is certified by the Credit Data Industry Association in the Fair Credit Reporting Act and by the NFCC as a Certified Financial Educator.
A national ambassador of financial wellness for MMI since 2008, Attardi also develops and supports programs for employers and financial service organizations across the country. She meets the challenging travel schedule enthusiastically, while engaging her local community as a board member of the Pleasantville Housing Authority in New Jersey. Her innovative approach and commitment to results has allowed her to achieve measureable change and success, exemplifying MMI's mission of Improving Lives through Financial Education.
Money Management International (MMI) is a nonprofit, full-service credit counseling agency, providing confidential financial guidance, financial education, counseling and debt management assistance to consumers since 1958. MMI helps individuals and families deal with unmanageable debts and improve overall financial health through personalized one-on-one counseling programs, including debt and budget, foreclosure prevention, student loans, credit report review, and bankruptcy. Counseling is available by appointment in branch offices and 24/7 by telephone and internet. Services are available in English or Spanish. To learn more, call 866.864.8995 or visit MoneyManagement.org.
About Mapping Your Future
Mapping Your Future Financial Solutions offers online and person-to-person financial counseling, education and tools to help employees, customers, or members overcome setbacks, reach goals, and confidently take control of their personal finances. For more information on Mapping Your Future, visit MappingYourFuture.com or contact us at 800.374.4072 or financialsolutions@MappingYourFuture.com
About the NFCC
Founded in 1951, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®) is the nation's first and largest nonprofit dedicated to improving people's financial well-being. With a national network of member offices serving 50 states and Puerto Rico, our NFCC® Certified Credit Counselors are financial advocates, empowering millions of consumers to take charge of their finances through one-on-one financial reviews that address credit card debt, student loans, housing decisions and overall money management. Make one of the best financial decisions of your life. For expert guidance and advice, call (800) 388-2227 or visit www.nfcc.org today.
SOURCE Money Management International