Speaker of the House Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) announced the appointment of Janice Jones of Bristol to the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission. Jones is the President and CEO of United Southeast Federal Credit Union.
“Janice is uniquely qualified to serve on the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission, and I believe they will greatly benefit from her voice and expertise,” said Speaker Harwell. “I am grateful that she accepted this appointment, and have full confidence that she, along with the rest of the commission, will continue to do great work on increasing financial literacy across the state.”
Janice has 47 years of experience in credit unions, rising through the ranks to her current position of President and CEO. While overseeing a $150 million financial institution, she remains active in her community. She is a member of the Bristol Morning Rotary Club, serves as chairman of the board of the Bristol TN/VA Chamber of Commerce, served on the Credit Union National Associations (CUNA) Federal Credit Union Subcommittee for four years, and most recently served as a board member with Volunteer Corporate Credit Union. She received her Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from Tusculum College, and acquired her Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE) designation and is active in the Northeast Tennessee Chapter of Credit Unions.
“I am honored that Speaker Harwell has appointed me to the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission,” said Jones. “This organization does great work, and I look forward to serving with other individuals who are passionate about financial literacy and the prosperity it can bring Tennesseans.”
The mission of the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission is to equip Tennesseans to make sound financial decisions when it comes to planning, saving and investing. Specifically, the commission endeavors to lead the country in college savings per capita, retirement savings per capita, and have the lowest debt per citizen. The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission was created by the Financial Literacy Program Act of 2010 that was signed into law on June 23, 2010.