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Sheraton Uptown, Albuquerque, NM, USA
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Saturday, April 22 • 9:00am - 10:15am
General Session 2 - Esther Peterson Policy Forum, Consumer Movement Archives

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Welcome (9:00-9:10)
Esther Peterson Policy Forum: Do Facts Still Matter? Independent Research in the Policymaking Process - Barbara Roper (9:10-10:05)
Consumer Movement Archives - Jane Schillie  (10:05-10:15)

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Irene Leech

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech
Irene Leech is the current President of ACCI, 2016-17. She teaches consumer studies and advises undergraduate students at Virginia Tech. Earlier in her career I worked in Cooperative Extension for about 15 years. Currently, I am serving as president of ACCI and I have been a me... Read More →

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Barbara Roper

Director of Investor Protection, Consumer Federation of America
Barbara Roper is director of investor protection for the Consumer Federation of America, where she has been employed since 1986. CFA is an alliance of approximately 300 pro-consumer organizations, which in turn represent more than 50 million individual consumers. A leading consumer spokesperson on investor protection issues, Roper has conducted studies of abuses in the financial planning industry, state oversight of investment advisers, state and federal financial planning regulation, financial planning software, financial education needs of low income older persons, the need for audit reform in the wake of the Enron scandal, the need for mutual fund reform in the wake of trading and sales abuse scandals, the information preferences of mutual fund shareholders, systemic risk regulation, and securities law weaknesses as a cause of the financial crisis. She has testified frequently before Congress and has supported federal and state legislative and regulatory initiatives on a broad range of investor protection issues. Roper is a member of the... Read More →

Jane Schillie

Associate Professor, Kansas State University

Martin Seay

Assistant Professor, Kansas State University

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am

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