Reality Fair: Mad City Money Financial Reality Simulation
Wednesday | 1pm - 3:30pm
Juli Lewis, member relations consultant, LSCU & Affiliates
Leonard Parkhurst, director, Southeast Credit Union Foundation, LSCU & Affiliates Segura 1-4, Lower Level
Take a tour through Mad City where students take on the role of young adults and must make life decisions and, most likely, mistakes. They're given jobs, income, a family, and debt. The challenge? Visit merchants to select housing, transportation, food, household necessities, clothing, day care, and other wants and needs while building a budget and trying not to go broke. The credit union has an office in Mad City, too.
About the Speakers Juli Lewis joined the League of Southeastern Credit Unions in 2014, serving as a member relations consultant. She works with credit unions within the Tampa, Sara-Mana, Broward, and Southernmost Chapters and has a specialty in financial education. She is also the current chair of the National Youth Involvement Board.
Prior to joining the League, Juli worked for 21 years at Suncoast Credit Union, based out of Tampa, FL. As the youth marketing manager at Suncoast, Juli was responsible for all youth programs including student-run branches, presentations and reality fairs. She has also earned her HR and marketing certifications.
Leonard is the director of the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the LSCU & Affiliates. He has more than 17 years of experience in fundraising and volunteer development, with an emphasis in the non-profit arena. Prior to his work with the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation, Leonard worked with the American Cancer Society for 12 years, most recently as executive director of the Capital Area in Tallahassee, FL. Other positions include director of development at Florida State University and director of major gifts at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Hospital.