2017 AMBA May Luncheon Wrap-Up

 Each year, AMBA hosts a workshop and luncheon in Washington, DC, in conjunction with our Spring board of directors meeting, to bring together and to share ideas among our members and partners.  On 5 May, we held these events at the Pentagon City Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

This year’s Luncheon speaker was Mr. Paul Kantwill, who was recently appointed to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Office of Servicemember Affairs.  Mr. Kantwill most recently served as director of the Office of Legal Policy in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness at the Pentagon.  He joins the CFPB following a distinguished 25-year military career with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, during which he served in Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf.

Instead of the usual Workshop format, we held this financial roundtable discussion with our partners and collaborators who work with service members, veterans, and their families in the financial readiness space.  We discussed how we can all work together more effectively to bring the resources and their intended audiences together.

Below is a list of resources shared by our many partners who attended the Roundtable discussion.

Research:
Bud Schneeweis – FINRA Investor Education Foundation
— www.finra.org
— www.SaveAndInvest.org
— www.usfinancialcapability.org
Cristin Orr Shiffer – Blue Star Families – Presentation given at Roundtable
Ann Estes – National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)
Carol Newell – DoD Office of People Analytics – Presentation

Government:
Louisa Quitman – Department of the Treasury
FLEC
MyMoney.gov
Bobbie Gray – Federal Deposit and Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Money Smart
FDIC Financial Education and Literacy
Carol Kando-Pineda – Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
MilitaryConsumer.gov
Wale Oriola – Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Investor.gov and Resource Guide
Saving & Investing Basics for Military

Aid Societies:
Eldon Mullis – Army Emergency Relief
Kathy Reist – Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Linda Egentowich – Air Force Aid Society

Non-federal Entities (Intermediaries):
Genie Barton – Institute for Marketplace Trust & BBB Military Line
BBBI Scam Tracker Website
BBB Scam Tracker Annual Risk Report
BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust: Cracking the Invulnerability Illusion: Stereotypes, Optimism Bias, and the Way Forward for Marketplace Scam Education
Allie Vered – America Saves/Military Saves
AmericaSaves.org
MilitarySaves.org
Joyce Wessel-Raezer – National Military Family Association
— www.militaryfamily.org
— www.facebook.com/militaryfamily
Brooke Goldberg – Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
Shannon Razsadin – Military Family Advisory Network (MFAM)
MilCents
Jen Harlow – Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) – Presentation from Roundtable
Taps.org