Tools to Financial Stability in the Education Market
James Barnhardt is the College SAVE Plan Director for the State of North Dakota. James has worked with the plan for 12 of his 15 years of employment at Bank of North Dakota. He developed the North Dakota Matching Grant program and Newborn grant programs and is also the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Plan director, a savings plan for people with disabilities.
Chris McLeod s a Tuition Financing Consultant with TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing Inc, who serves as the plan manager for the Minnesota College Savings Plan. He has been with TIAA since 2014 and has been in the financial services world since 2009. Chris currently travels the state of MN giving presentations, meeting with employers and individuals on the benefits of 529 college savings plans.
Staci’s role as a University and Student Development Coordinator at Bank of North Dakota (BND) is to educate North Dakotan’s about planning and paying for college while making smart financial decisions. She works closely with high school counselors, colleges, businesses and organizations as a resource for BND’s education market programs