Kathryn Greiner, AFC
the "Budget Guru" by the Ann Arbor Observer, Kathryn has been helping people
improve their budgeting skills since 1976. Kathryn provides budget counseling as
a free service to members of the University of Michigan Credit Union.
Trained and certified as a credit counselor, Kathryn developed a Credit
Education Program to teach consumers the skills needed to establish workable
budgets, avoid bankruptcy and improve creditworthiness. In private counseling
sessions, she teaches how to control spending, reduce debt, begin to save - and
still enjoy life! With her unique blend of compassion, realism and humor she
helps them find sensible, workable answers to their financial problems.
a follow-up to the budget analysis, Kathryn provides a Money Management Skill
Building Workshop, where clients learn a simple system for personal financial
management. Participants receive Greiner's Bill
Book, which guides them through the learning process
and provides an on-going method for budgeting and bill paying.
hosted a call-in radio talk show called "Credit Line" on WAAM Radio for two
years, has produced four credit education videos and her articles have been
published in several credit union newsletters. Ms. Greiner is the editor of ON
MY OWN, a newsletter on the wise use of credit by and for high school students.
Ms. Greiner provides a myriad of financial literacy workshops in a "lunch and
learn format" throughout the area. She also teaches financial counseling skills
to professionals through the Credit Union National Association.
is an active member of Credit Professionals International, and serves as a local
committee chair as well as an officer on the District level. In 2006 Kathryn
received the prestigious International Credit Professional of the Year
Award. Creditors International-Great North Central District presented
Kathryn with a Distinguished Service Award in 2001 because of the
credit education she provides.
Ken is the executive director of Consumer Credit
Counseling Service and Family Service Association of Sheboygan, WI. Ken was the
first Certified Consumer Credit Counselor in the State of Wisconsin, he served
over 10 years as a trustee of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling and
is the secretary of the Wisconsin JumpStart financial literacy coalition. He
served as a director of his credit union for over 19 years and is an
instructor/facilitator and contributor to the CUNA Financial Counselor
Certification Program. He writes a weekly financial column "ASK KEN" for the
local Sheboygan Press.
Ken received a Governor's Financial Literacy
Award for his strong commitment to consumer education and financial literacy in
the State of Wisconsin and has also been recongnized by the Wisconsin Credit
Union League as a volunteer of the year.
chief creative officer for her company, As If Productions. In her role, she
customizes comprehensive and entertaining presentations on a variety of topics.
Claudine's credit union affinity began in 1993. Her past employers include a CU
software vendor, CUNA Mutual, and an Oregon credit union. She now partners
closely with CUNA, CU Conferences, many state associations, and individual
credit unions to develop their greatest asset.
Her primary focus is to
design and deliver CLEAR knowledge-transfer programs, namely;
C - Creative and concise, L - Learner-focused,
E - Engaging, A - Actionable, and
R - Relevant.