Our first guest today is Matt Gromada is Head of Family, Student, and Starter Banking for Chase, and he will discuss what kids need to know and how and where to learn necessary financial literacy skills, the importance of establishing a banking relationship early, and the digital tools available to make banking safe and easy. This will help graduates with the resources they need to manage their money successfully at each new stage of life. Matt can also discuss the latest research conducted by Chase. They found today’s teens are tuned in 71% of students believe financial literacy is more important now that they are in college. Further, 93% of teens say they need financial literacy skills to help them achieve their life goals, while 97% of their parents agree. For more information go to https://www.linkedin.com/in/mgromada/overlay/contact-info/
Our second guest today is Diana Scudder Verizon VP for Global Operations. Did you know that Wildfire season is raging and hurricane season officially began on June 1, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts this will become the seventh consecutive “above normal” hurricane season? Communication is key during a storm, and we have Verizon’s Communication Expert with us to explain what is being done to improve mobile service and guarantee quality communications during storms. Diana will share valuable insights and information that consumers need to know to stay safe and connected during severe weather. Learn what is being done in times of need to make sure network support is ready and those first responders are able to connect when it matters most. Diana has over 20 years of experience in the wireless telecommunications industry in engineering, operations, program management, and budget management.
Steven Preston is the President and CEO of Goodwill Industries International (GII). Steven will discuss the Rising Together™ coalition, its goals and partners, and how listeners can get involved. That is why Goodwill, the leading workforce provider in North America, has launched a new, first-of-its-kind coalition called Rising Together™, which will work to create an equitable economic recovery and provide job seekers with the skills needed to access sustainable jobs. Joining Goodwill with a goal of empowering one million people to access sustainable careers by 2025 are Fortune 50 companies and global philanthropic and business leaders, including the Anthem Foundation, Coursera, Google, Indeed, and Lyft. Prior to joining GII, he held executive positions in the public and private sectors. He served as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and as the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, leading both federal agencies during times of national crisis. Preston orchestrated successful turnarounds as the CEO of two private corporations, Oakleaf Global Holdings, and Livingston International. He was also the CFO of two Fortune 500 companies — Waste Management and ServiceMaster — during times of significant change and restructuring for each company. Preston graduated with the highest distinction from Northwestern University and holds an MBA from The University of Chicago. For more information, please visit www.goodwill.org/rising-together