Experian public education leader elected to Jump$tart Coalition board of directors
Costa Mesa, Calif., Dec. 15, 2011 — Experian®, the leading global information services company, in partnership with the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, today announced Experian’s election to Jump$tart’s national board of directors, with Maxine Sweet, Experian vice president of public education, as its representative to the board.
The Jump$tart Coalition was founded in 1995 by a committee of educators and financial services industry leaders committed to improving the quality and extent of personal finance education in the nation’s schools, grades K through 12. Sweet served on that founding committee and helped guide the coalition from concept into reality.
“Being asked to serve on the Jump$tart national board of directors is a privilege and a pleasure and an exemplary reflection of Experian’s commitment to financial literacy and consumer education,” said Sweet. “Having represented Experian in supporting Jump$tart from the very beginning, seeing the coalition grow to more than 150 organizations that share Experian’s passion for financial literacy is one of my proudest accomplishments.”
“Maxine Sweet is a terrific addition to our board of directors,” said Laura Levine, president and CEO of the Jump$tart Coalition. “She has been such a strong advocate for financial literacy from the corporate sector. We would not be able to reach the number of educators that we do without Maxine’s and Experian’s support.”
The Jump$tart board of directors includes representatives from government agencies, education associations and financial services organizations, including the Federal Trade Commission, the National Education Association, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling and Junior Achievement USA, among others.
The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy®, a 501-c-3 non-profit organization, is a partnership of about 150 national organizations and entities from the corporate, non-profit, academic, government and other sectors, which conduct and/or support financial education or offer financial education tools and materials for youth and others. In addition to the national coalition, Jump$tart consists of a network of 49 affiliated state coalitions and their local partners.
The Jump$tart Coalition seeks to improve the personal financial literacy of students in kindergarten through college and is the original promoter of April as Financial Literacy Month. For more information about the Jump$tart Coalition, go to http://www.jumpstart.org or follow us on Twitter at NatlJumpStart.
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 80 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score and protect against identity theft.
Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended 31 March 2011 was $4.2 billion. Experian employs approximately 15,000 people in 41 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo, Brazil.
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