Meet a Board Member: Scott Simon, Chief Investment Officer, Fire and Police Pension Association of Colorado

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Young Americans relies on the leadership and expertise of two Board of Directors that provide oversight and strategic planning for both Young Americans Bank and Center for Financial Education.  This month, we are proud to introduce a member of the Young Americans Bank Board of Directors, Scott Simon. Simon brings 26 years of professional investment management experience to the Board.  …

Meet a Board Member: Debbie Meyers, Bank Strategies, LLC

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Young Americans Bank welcomes a new Board Chair this year!  Debbie Meyers, long-time Board Member of the Young Americans Bank Board of Directors, replaces Jim Steeples who retired from the Board at the end of 2019.  Meyers’ experience and passion will allow her to excel in this role. After earning a B.S. in Economics, summa cum laude, from Iowa State …

Meet a Board Member: Steve Hills, Riveron

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education is pleased to introduce you to Board Member Steve Hills, Managing Director at Riveron. With more than 15 years of experience in accounting financial leadership roles, Steve is an asset to the Young Americans Center Board.  At Riveron, he works to establish and develop client relationships, and he builds teams that consistently exceed client …

Meet a Board Member: Shawn Cole, Executive Vice President, Bank of the West

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Young Americans Board Members support our mission to develop the financial literacy of young people through real-life experiences and hands-on programs purposefully designed to enable them to prosper in our free enterprise system.  This month, we’d like to introduce you to Shawn Cole, Executive Vice President at Bank of the West and Young Americans Bank Board Member. At Bank of the …

Meet a Board Member: Charlie Maguire

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Young Americans greatly benefits from the dedicated leaders on our three Boards of Directors overseeing Young Americans Bank and Young Americans Center for Financial Education. Today we’d like to introduce you to long-time board member Charles (Charlie) D. Maguire, Jr., Partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. At Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Charlie represents a wide range of companies in …

Meet a Board Member: AJ Hammerstein, CO-Chair

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A new school year means a new Youth Advisory Board at Young Americans!  This month, we are thrilled to introduce you to one of the Youth Board Co-Chairs, AJ Hammerstein, who is a Senior at East High School. AJ’s first encounter with Young Americans Center for Financial Education was his 5thgrade field trip to Young AmeriTowne.  AJ wanted to be …

Sponsor Spotlight –Jack and Judy Pottle and family support a generation of learning

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The reach of Young Americans is impressive—more than 67,000 young people participate in Young Americans Bank or a program of Young Americans Center for Financial Education every year.  But this reach is even more exciting for those who played a part in the founding of Young Americans, built programs for youth through the first years, and who continue to make …

Meet a Board Member: Heather White, Vectra Bank

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education is fortunate to have a knowledgable and dedicated Board of Directors.  This month, meet Board Member Heather White, Executive Vice President and Community Banking Director for Vectra Bank Colorado.  Heather is responsible for all personnel in Vectra’s 37 retail branches and leads teams in business development, business banking and the client service team.  She …

Meet a Board Member: Stephanie Bendrick, Empower Retirement

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This month, we’d like to introduce Young Americans Center for Financial Education Board Member Stephanie Bendrick. As the Vice President of Transformation and Innovation for Empower Retirement, Stephanie works closely with the business, IT and product organizations to implement the Empower enterprise roadmap.  She joined the organization in 1997, and her career at EMPOWER / Great West Financial includes experience in compliance, …