CHICAGO & WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), the nation’s leading authority on financial services for underbanked consumers, announced today that it has hired Jeanne Hogarth as its new Vice President, Policy. Ms. Hogarth joins effective January 3, 2013, following a distinguished 17-year career with the Federal Reserve Board.
Ms. Hogarth brings a wealth of experience to CFSI, most recently having worked as an economist at the Federal Reserve Board. At the Board, she led an impressive array of research around consumer financial decision-making, financial services access and inclusion, and household economic stability.
“I am very pleased to have Jeanne Hogarth join the CFSI team as our primary voice in Washington,” said Jennifer Tescher, President and CEO of CFSI. “With her background and expertise, she will convey the significance and integrity of our data-driven approach to policy, and will help strengthen CFSI’s research practice and stakeholder engagement efforts with government.” Rachel Schneider, VP of Insights & Analytics at CFSI, noted, “CFSI’s policy work will continue to evolve under Jeanne’s leadership from a firm platform focused on advancing access to high quality financial services and products with the potential to improve consumers’ lives.”
Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Board, Ms. Hogarth was a faculty member of consumer economics at Cornell University. She has authored numerous scholarly research articles in leading academic and professional journals including the Journal of Consumer Affairs and the International Journal of Bank Marketing. Serving on the editorial boards for several journals, Ms. Hogarth acted as a guest editor for the Journal of Consumer Affairs special issue focusing on Financial Literacy, Public Policy, and Consumer Self-Protection in 2008. She has also shared her knowledge and insights as the keynote speaker for notable conferences on the national and global level as well as at thought leadership seminars for the financial services industry and at economic forums.
In addition, Ms. Hogarth is a member of the American Council on Consumer Interests and the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning. She has received several awards and recognitions – such as AARP’s Financial Services for Older Consumers Award, the American Council on Consumer Interests’ Applied Consumer Economics Award, and The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology Hall of Fame Award. She served as the Helen LeBaron Hilton Visiting Professor in Human Sciences at Iowa State University, where she worked with students, faculty and community groups on household financial capability issues. She is also recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Council on Consumer Interests.
Ms. Hogarth received an M.S. and PhD in Family and Consumer Economics from The Ohio State University. She completed a B.S. in Education from Bowling Green State University.
The Center for Financial Services Innovation is the nation’s leading authority on financial services for underbanked consumers. Through insights gained by producing original research; promoting cross sector collaboration; advising organizations and companies by offering specialized consulting services; shaping public policy; and investing in nonprofit organizations and start-ups, CFSI delivers a deeply interconnected suite of services benefiting underserved consumers. Since 2004, CFSI has worked with leaders and innovators in the business, government and nonprofit sectors to transform the financial services landscape. For more on CFSI, visit www.cfsinnovation.com.