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Gary Koenig, Vice President, Financial Security
Areas of Expertise: Social Security, pensions and retirement savings, and tax and budget policy
Lori A. Trawinski, Ph.D., CFP®, Director, Finance and Employment
Areas of Expertise: Age diversity in the workforce, mortgage lending, foreclosures, reverse mortgages, consumer debt, student loans, financial services, securities, and banking
Jilenne Gunther, MSW, JD, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor
Areas of Expertise: Financial exploitation and BankSafeTM (an initiative focused on age-friendly banking)
David C. John, MA, MBA, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor
Areas of Expertise: Retirement savings, pensions, annuities, international pension and retirement savings systems, and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)
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Catherine S. Harvey, MA, Senior Policy Research
Areas of Expertise: Savings, retirement security and labor
Maxim Shvedov, MA, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor
Areas of Expertise: Tax and budget policy
Cherri Thompson, AA, Administrative Associate
Areas of Expertise: Administration, meeting and event planning
Jim Palmieri, PhD, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor
Areas of Expertise: Social Security, retirement, financial security
Jen Schramm, MPhil, SHRM-SCP, GPHR, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor
Areas of Expertise: Labor market issues and employment trends
Joel Eskovitz, Senior Policy Advisor
Areas of Expertise: Social Security, pensions and retirement savings
Joe Valenti, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor
Areas of Expertise: Consumer finance, predatory lending, consumer protection, retirement security
Marissa Malta, Policy Analyst
Areas of Expertise: Retirement security, pensions, financial security, and savings
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