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AFCPE Membership Spotlight: Linda Jacob, AFC®, CFP®

Linda Jacob was an inaugural recipient of the FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship back in 2006. After years working in various banking positions, she recognized that her true passion was helping people get control of their money and their debt.  Now she is living her passion and providing the education...

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AFCPE MEMBERSHIP SPOTLIGHT: Don Blandin

As President and CEO of the Investor Protection Trust and the Investor Protection Institute, Don Blandin is passionate about investor education and protection. He has worked on programs that address topics including elder fraud and financial exploitation, as well as saving and investing for retirement. This month, take a few...

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AFCPE Membership Spotlight: Jen Hemphill, AFC®

Jen Hemphill is a mom, wife, mentor, money coach and entrepreneur. She is passionate about teaching busy, go-getter women how to effectively use their money as a tool to live their best life. This passion was evident even before she became a FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellow in 2008, but...

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AFCPE® MEMBERSHIP SPOTLIGHT: Mia Russell, AFC®

Mia B RussellEach month we spotlight an AFCPE® member who is making great strides in our field. This month, get to know AFCPE member, Mia Russell. Tell us a little bit about your background and what led you down the path to become a financial counselor & educator? My first position,...

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AFCPE® Membership Spotlight: Kira Dentes, AFC®

Kira Dentes was introduced to AFCPE® just three years ago, when she applied and was awarded a 2013 FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship. Now an active member of the organization, she continues to make a lasting impact both in the organization and the field. The newly graduated AFC® shares more about her...

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AFCPE® Membership Spotlight: Erica Tobe

Erica Tobe, an Extension Specialist and fixed-term Assistant Professor at Michigan State University (MSU), is passionate about helping to identify the social and economic needs of families. This passion is evident throughout many of her current initiatives, but especially in her current project, Starting over after Foreclosure, an online self-paced course...

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AFCPE® Membership Spotlight: Susan Schroeder, AFC®

Susan Schroeder, AFC® strongly believes that financial empowerment interventions enable people to move forward and achieve financial well-being. For 10 years, she has focused her passion on increasing the financial capability, access, and inclusion for low to middle income individuals and families. Susan joined AFCPE® membership in 2014 and in just a...

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AFCPE Membership Spotlight: Gabriella Barthlow, AFC®

For Gabriella Barthlow, 2015 is a year of firsts. Although she has worked as an AFC® professional for more than 7 years, this year she started a new role as a Financial Coach for the CFPB Financial Coaching project, became a member of AFCPE® and is planning her first trip to the...

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AFCPE Membership Spotlight: Rita Green

AFCPE Membership Spotlight: Rita GreenDr. Rita Green understands the importance of savings and the positive impact it has on families. “Saving money is an important element in the financial security of families,” Rita notes. “Savings provides a firm foundation that can help families weather the financial storms that occur due...

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AFCPE Membership Spotlight: Alena Johnson

2014 Recipient of the AFCPE® Mary Ellen Edmondson Educator of the Year Award “My goal in teaching is to teach complex financial issues in a manner so that students can apply those concepts in their own lives.” Teacher, mentor, speaker, inspirer – there are many words to describe Alena Johnson and...

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AFCPE Membership Spotlight: Sharon Cabeen

2014 Recipient of the AFCPE® Celia Ray Hayhoe Distinguished Fellow AwardThis year, AFCPE was proud to recognize Sharon Cabeen as the recipient of the Distinguished Fellow Award. The honor goes to a colleague who deserves our greatest recognition for his or her significant and long-lasting contributions to AFCPE and to the...

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AFCPE MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: CHERIE STUEVE

Member Spotlight: Cherie Stueve, MBA, CPA (Inactive), AFC® is currently a PhD Student in the Personal Financial Planning Program at Kansas State University. She was a 2011 recipient of the FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship program. Below Cherie shares with us how she transitioned into the field of financial counseling, her experiences in the Military...

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