Nonprofit organization adds financial literacy education and public affairs depth
ORLANDO, Fla., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InCharge Debt Solutions, a nonprofit organization that provides financial literacy education and assistance to consumers and servicemembers struggling with debt problems, announced today that it has added four new members to its Board of Trustees. "The addition of these leaders will help us make even greater progress in areas like consumer education and public affairs," said Etta Money, InCharge's president. "We are proud to add these outstanding professionals and are grateful for their service."
The new Board members are:
William Cheeks–president of ABBA Associates, Inc., a fiscal management consulting firm, conducts nationwide seminars to help consumers map a successful Life Plan. Mr. Cheeks was previously with Equifax, Inc., one of the largest data management companies in the world for 35 years. In his last executive assignment, he developed fiscal management and life skills programs for high school students.
Dara Duguay - is considered a national expert on personal finance, appearing regularly on national television and radio networks, giving interviews, and conducting a monthly segment for Clear Channel called "Financial Fitness." Ms. Duguay served as the first executive director for the nonprofit Jump $tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy and also has authored three critically acclaimed books.
Maxine Sweet - vice president of corporate relations for Experian/North America, leads the company's public education, community involvement and corporate responsibility efforts and brings more than 30 years of financial education to her new leadership role. In addition to her duties with Experian, Ms. Sweet is the editor of Ask Max, a financial education advice column that strives to help consumers understand credit reporting and how to use credit wisely.
Trish Wexler -with more than fifteen years of public affairs and public relations experience, Wexler heads up VOX's financial services practice, where she manages campaigns surrounding short term lending, electronic payments, retail foreign exchange, credit counseling, and insurance. Wexler has become indispensable counsel to Fortune 50 companies, nonprofit organizations, and issue coalitions – particularly for those facing legislative, regulatory and litigation challenges.
InCharge Debt Solutions, a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization, provides free credit counseling and housing counseling services to consumers and servicemembers in need of financial literacy education, money management guidance, and help finding the right debt solution for their specific situation.
For more information, contact InCharge Debt Solutions:
- For credit counseling, call 877-486-4924.
- For housing counseling services, call 877-251-1882.
- For servicemembers, call 877-258-9549.
- or visit us online at www.InCharge.org
About InCharge® Debt Solutions
InCharge® Debt Solutions, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization specializing in personal finance education, housing counseling and credit counseling. Founded in 1997, InCharge interacted with over 1.2 million consumers in 2010 alone. InCharge is affiliated with InCharge® Education Foundation, Inc. (ICEF) which is dedicated to providing educational products, services and research supporting the personal financial literacy of consumers across America. ICEF also provides financial literacy training to servicemembers and their families through MilitaryMoney.com. InCharge is a member of the Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies (AICCCA) and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).
SOURCE InCharge Debt Solutions