Being Smart About Your Money - View the video

Alejo Torres

Presenter
Alejo Torres
Senior Outreach Program Manager
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Location:
230 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60604

Career Clusters / Help Topics:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Education and Training
  • Help Topic – Financial Literacy

Biography:
Alejo Torres is the Senior Outreach Program Manager for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. His chief responsibility is coordination of financial education initiatives, particularly Money Smart Week held annually in more than 25 cities in the Fed’s 7th District. The promotional effort involves more than 500 local, regional and national organizations that collectively provide more than 2,500 free educational seminars and activities annually, during the various campaigns. Mr. Torres joined the Chicago Fed in January of 2005 after more than five years of marketing and public relations experience with United Way, Lake City Bank and Resurrection Health Care. He received his B.A. degree in Communications from Grace College in Winona Lake, IN. Mr. Torres currently serves on the Board of Directors for Community Media Workshop, the Economic Awareness Council as well as an Investor Education Advisory Board member for the University of Illinois Extension. He has also served on the Wisconsin Governnor's Council on Financial Literacy.

Description:
A brief overview of Money Smart Week — a financial education and awareness program aimed at teaching consumers about personal finance. Learn how an early career in public relations took Mr. Torres all the way to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago where they work to manage the nation's money from your pocketbook to the bank vault. [Note: Due to technical difficulties this program does not include any Q&A portion of the presentation.] (Running Time 10:54)