For Immediate Release
ST. PAUL, MN – On the final day of Financial Literacy Month, more than 140 stakeholders from state and local government, community organizations, non-profits, financial institutions, and foundations will gather at Neighborhood House in St. Paul for Minnesota’s Second Annual Financial Literacy Roundtable. Hosted by the Minnesota Interagency Work Group on Financial Literacy, Monday’s Roundtable is the culmination of a month-long effort that has included nearly 40 consumer outreach events statewide involving ten state agencies.
Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman, who convened Minnesota’s first Financial Literacy Roundtable last year, is excited about the enthusiasm around this year’s event.
“We are fortunate in Minnesota to have such a committed, diverse network of stakeholders who are strongly committed to advancing the cause of financial literacy in our state,” said Commissioner Rothman. “From financial institutions to non profits, state agencies, local governments, and foundations, we are all committed to building the policies and partnerships necessary to ensure all Minnesotans – from Kindergarten to retirement – have the knowledge and resources to achieve financial security at every stage of life.”
In response to recommendations collected at last year’s Roundtable, Commissioner Rothman issued a comprehensive Financial Literacy Action Plan for 2011. Since then, the Commerce Department has followed through on the majority of action steps suggested by financial literacy stakeholders, including:
Continuing to host Financial Literacy Roundtable conversations on an annual basis
Monday’s Roundtable will provide another opportunity for all stakeholders to review and celebrate progress made in 2011, and help chart the course for continued financial literacy action in 2012. The event will feature presentations by leaders from ten state agencies, a keynote address from nationally renowned financial literacy advocate Nathan Dungan, small breakout sessions, and a financial literacy action panel including Governor Dayton’s Chief of Staff Tina Flint Smith, Lutheran Social Services’ Darryl Dalheimer, and Share Save Spend Founder and President Nathan Dungan.
The event is free, and open to the press and public.
The following is the agenda for the Financial Literacy Roundtable event on April 30, 2012. The event will begin at 1:00pm at Neighborhood House in St. Paul (179 Robie Street East).
1:00pm – Convene
1:05pm – Welcome and Remarks from Commissioner Mike Rothman
1:20pm – A Vision for Financial Literacy in Minnesota: Panel Discussion with Ten State Agencies
DEED Representative Susan Tulashie
1:55pm – Keynote Speaker Nathan Dungan, Founder and President of Share Save Spend
2:20pm – Breakout Sessions
Know Before You Owe: Loans & Credit
3:10pm – Financial Literacy Call to Action Panel
Darryl Dalheimer, Lutheran Social Services
3:55pm – Thank You and Adjourn, Commissioner Mike Rothman