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Robards named to national board

By: 18 November 2010 One Comment

Mike Robards, executive director of CCOA, has been named to the first Board of Trustees of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC).

CCOA (Credit Counseling of Arkansas) is based in Fayetteville but has offices throughout the state.

“The NFCC’s new Board combines the credit counseling experience of seasoned NFCC Agency CEOs with the outside perspective of incredibly talented executives from a wide variety of disciplines, providing us with a powerful team that few organizations can match,” said Susan C. Keating, NFCC president and CEO.  “I look to this Board to bring new opportunities to the NFCC, helping us move closer to our goal of creating a culture of financial responsibility.”

Robards will serve a three-year term under the NFCC’s new governance structure. He joins a board consisting of seven NFCC member agency CEOs and eight national thought leaders working to help the organization achieve its strategic priorities. “I welcome the opportunity to serve with government, educational and financial industry leaders as we address consumer economic issues during these challenging times,” said Robards, CCOA’s executive director since 1998.

CCOA is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides free financial seminars, free counseling on budgeting, credit, homebuying, mortgage delinquencies; federally mandated bankruptcy counseling; credit report reviews; and a debt management program.

In addition to the seven agency CEOs, the national leaders completing the Board included:

  • Jean Chatzky, an award-winning journalist and financial editor for NBC’s Today Show
  • Dr. Brady Deaton, chancellor, University of Missouri
  • Robert L. Clarke, former U.S. Comptroller of the Currency
  • Dr. Charles P. Blahous III, public trustee for the Social Security Trust Funds
  • Kevin Rhein, executive vice president, Card Services and Consumer Lending, Wells Fargo Bank.
  • Catherine Allen, chairman and CEO of The Santa Fe Group in Santa Fe, N.M.
  • Nelson Diaz, former general counsel for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Richard Levick, president and CEO of Levick Strategic Communications

Visit CCOA on the Internet for more information.

About: Ethan C. Nobles:
Benton resident. Rogue journalist. Recovering attorney. Email = Ethan@FirstArkansasNews.net.

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