Minickiello Appointed to Financial Education Public Private Partnership

Mark Minickiello, vice president of legislative affairs for the Northwest Credit Union Association, has been appointed to the Financial Education Public-Private Partnership (FEPPP) by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.

Minickiello’s appointment is effective immediately for the remainder of the current term, ending July 31, 2015, and for the next term, which runs through July 31, 2017. The FEPPP promotes financial education in grades K–12 by providing professional development and instructional tools for teachers so that they can teach personal finance in their classrooms.

“It is truly my privilege to receive this appointment,” stated Minickiello. “The work of FEPPP goes hand-in-hand with the work of credit unions and the work I do in Olympia – promoting increased financial education among all consumers and supporting efforts to teach personal financial management skills that empower individuals to achieve success.”

FEPPP’s mission is to provide teachers with the tools and training for financial education in the classroom to enable students to make safe and sound financial decisions. They carry out that mission by offering professional development for educators, educational curriculum and guidance, educational assessments and surveys, and online classroom resources.

Minickiello’s appointment to FEPPP continues the close involvement of the Northwest Credit Union Association in the partnership. The NWCUA was an integral player in creating the partnership and has been a regular contributor to its important work ever since.

Questions about this story? Contact James Pearson: 206.340.4790, jpearson@nwcua.org.

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