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Texas Panhandle Regional Community Asset Building Forum: A Call to Action

April 19, 2012
Amarillo, Texas

Hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the City of Amarillo In partnership with Amarillo National Bank, Amarillo Area Foundation, Opportunity Texas, RAISE Texas and Texas Rural Innovators.

The one-day forum brought together Texas Panhandle service providers, financial institution representatives and policymakers interested in creating new opportunities for families to achieve financial security.

Luncheon Speaker

  • Camille Busette
    Assistant Director, Office of Financial Education
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Busette is the assistant director of the Office of Financial Education. Prior to joining the CFPB, Busette was a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, where she focused on financial opportunities for low-income populations. Previous posts include vice president of EARN, a nonprofit provider of microsavings services to low-income families in the U.S.; deputy director of government relations for PayPal, where she managed PayPal’s regulatory advocacy globally; and head of the privacy function at Intuit. Busette is a former Ford Foundation post-doctoral research fellow and holds a PhD in political science from the University of Chicago.
Agenda  
9 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
 

Lilia Escajeda
Amarillo National Bank and Commissioner Place 3, City of Amarillo

 

Bobby Gierisch
Coordinator, Texas Rural Innovators
PresentationPowerpoint

 

Laura Rosen
Project Coordinator, Opportunity Texas
Center for Public Policy Priorities
PresentationPowerpoint

9:15 a.m. Video Introduction and Video
 

Roy Lopez
Senior Community Development Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
PresentationPowerpoint

9:25 a.m. Asset Building Overview: Roads to Financial Success
 

Woody Widrow
Executive Director, RAISE Texas
PresentationPowerpoint

9:45 a.m. Measuring Economic Opportunity in Texas and the Panhandle
 

Don Baylor
Economic Opportunity Senior Policy Analyst, Opportunity Texas
Center for Public Policy Priorities
PresentationPowerpoint

10:05 a.m. Incentivized Savings Program: Your Tool to Your Objective
 

Woody Widrow
PresentationPowerpoint

  Paul Henderson
Workforce Development, South Plains College, Plainview
10:35 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Financial Education: Opening Doors to Asset Development
 

Facilitator
Lilia Escajeda

 

Laura Rosen
PresentationPowerpoint

 

Melissa Curtis
Bank Officer-Loan Review, Happy State Bank

 

Steve Smart
Executive Director, Amarillo Habitat for Humanit

11:35 a.m. The Benefit Bank and Beyond!
 

Facilitator
Clay Stribling
President and CEO, Amarillo Area Foundation

 

Camille Miller
President and CEO, Texas Health Institute
PresentationPowerpoint

 

Leslie Winder
Director, Customer and Marketing Services, The Benefit Bank Team

 

Ralph Gildehaus
Senior Fellow, MDC

12:30 p.m.

Luncheon Address
The Importance of Building a Savings Culture for the Pursuit of Education
Camille Busette
Assistant Director, Office of Financial Education
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

1:45 p.m. Break
2 p.m. Open Discussion—Concurrent Sessions
  Rural Interests
  Bobby Gierisch
 

Charlotte Rhodes
Vice President, Amarillo Area Foundation

 

Eric Turner
City of Plainview

  Amarillo Interests
  Don Baylor
 

Annette Carlisle
Director, Panhandle Twenty/20

 

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