REDW LLC, one of the Southwestâ€™s 10 largest public accounting and business consulting firms, is pleased to announce that Audit & Assurance Principal Mike Allen, CPA, has joined Arizona Treasurer Kimberly Yeeâ€™s Financial Literacy Task Force. The mission of the Task Force is to advance financial literacy throughout the state of Arizona, ensuring all Arizonans have the opportunity to attain proficiency in basic money management.
Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee, who has throughout her career led a statewide effort to require financial education in schools, appointed Allen to the task force. â€œA cornerstone of my administration is advancing financial literacy so Arizonans can attain financial freedom,â€ said Yee. â€œIt is my hope that individuals, from our young students in the K-12 system to seniors and veterans who are on fixed income budgets, have an opportunity to attain a better understanding of how they manage their money.â€
Mike Allen added, â€œAt REDW, financial literacy is a topic we discuss with our team members, our clients, and the communities in which we live. We believe that by transferring the basic skills of money management that Treasurer Yee has identified, we will improve the lives of all the people we serve. Under Treasurer Yeeâ€™s leadership, I believe this task force can have a real impact. I am honored an eager to serve such an important initiative.â€
The State Treasurerâ€™s Financial Literacy Task force will examine the landscape of financial literacy across Arizonaâ€™s communities, and identify and explore opportunities for improvement. Its 15 members will meet on a quarterly basis starting on June 25, 2019.