On Wednesday, November 7, the Oklahoma Jump$tart Coalition and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Oklahoma City Branch hosted the 2012 Financial Education in Oklahoma Conference: Navigating the Changing World of Consumer Credit.

Conference Agenda and Presentations

8:15 – 8:45         Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:45 – 9:00         Opening Welcome and Overview of the Day                                            

  • Cynthia Campbell – President, Oklahoma Jump$tart Coalition
  • Steven Shepelwich – Senior Community Development Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

9:00 – 9:30         Consumer Credit The American Way

Author of Borrow: The American Way of Debt and Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink

9:30 – 9:45         Break

9:45 – 11:00       Concurrent Sessions I

 Consumer Credit: Ins and Outs, Myths and Tall Tales                          

  • Steven Shepelwich – Senior Community Development Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
  • Presentation Steve Shepelwich
  • Roy John Martin – General Counsel, Oklahoma Department of Consumer Credit

Medical Debt: A Prescription for Financial Triage                                 

 Credit Reporting and Youth: Insights from Foster Youth Services       

  • Cathy Connelly – Program Manager, Child Welfare Services, Oklahoma Department of Human Services
  • TeRessa Kaemmerling – Assistant Director, National Resource Center for Youth Services
  • Presentation TeRessa Kaemmerling
  • James McKenzie – Independent Living Specialist, National Resource Center for Youth Services

11:00 – 11:15     Break

 11:15 – 12:30     Concurrent Sessions II

 Alternative Consumer Loan Products and Policies                                 

  • Nick Bourke – Director, Safe Credit Card Project and Safe Small Dollar Loans Research Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Presentation Nick Bourke

 Education Debt: Is it a Crisis?                                                                    

  • Kelly Edmiston -Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
  • Presentation Kelly Edmiston
  • Angela Caddell – Director for Communications, Financial Education and Outreach Services, Oklahoma College Assistance Program
  • Presentation Angela Caddell
  • Myrna Cross – Financial Aid Director, Western Oklahoma State College

 Credit Building as an Asset                                                                                   

12:30 – 1:15       Lunch                                                                                                            

1:15 – 2:45         Credit Reports and Scores: Practices, Policies and Outcomes            

 2:45 – 3:30         Moving Forward on Consumer Education and Engagement                

Introduction

  • Kristina Young – Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
  • Gail Hillebrand – Associate Director of Consumer Education and Engagement Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

3:30                    Adjourn