Council for Economic Education Appoints New Board Members

The Council for Economic Education (CEE) have appointed Annamaria Lusardi, Professor of Economics and Accountancy at the George Washington University School of Business; Robert Fauber, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Moody’s Corporation; and Mike English, President and CEO, Missouri Council on Economic Education to its board of directors.

“We are honored to have Lusardi, Fauber and English join our board,” said CEE President and CEO Nan J. Morrison.

“Their passion for implementing economic education and financial literacy in key demographics of our society will help drive this organization forward as we expand our outreach.”

Lusardi, the Denit Trust Professor of Economics and Accountancy at the George Washington University School of Business, comes with a great CV. She has developed tools to improve retirement planning and is currently working to promote workplace financial education, including a financial fitness toolkit for the New York Stock Exchange Foundation.

And after advising the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, FINRA Investor Education Foundation, the Dutch Central Bank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the World Bank, she was recently recognized by the New York Times as one of the six most influential economists in the area of financial reform.

“Financial literacy is a necessary skill. Just as it became impossible to live well and operate effectively in modern societies without print literacy—the ability to read and write—today it is not possible to do so without financial literacy, a solid grounding in the abc’s of finance,” said Lusardi.

Fauber has served as Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate Development for Moody’s Corporation since 2009, after holding several roles at Citigroup. Fauber is a member of the board of directors of ChinaScope Financial, Copal Partners and the Moody’s Foundation.

“These challenging times have highlighted the critical relevance of financial literacy and economic education,” said Fauber.

“The CEE plays an important role in furthering this cause with today’s educators and youth, and I am excited about contributing to the CEE in fulfilling its very worthwhile mission.”

English has been President and CEO of the Missouri Council on Economic Education (MCEE) since 2008 and was awarded the Rising Star Award by the National Association of Economic Educators in Oct. 2011.

“By serving on CEE’s Board of Directors, I will be able to share some state-level economic education innovations with a national audience,” said English.

“By doing so, economic educators throughout the country will increase their capacity to instill important economic and financial education concepts in today’s youth.”

Lusardi, Fauber and English join the board, contributing to CEE cause of advocating for better and greater school-based economic and personal finance education at the K-12 level.