Financial issues of older adults focus of CSD lecture​

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau executive to speak for CSD's Financial Capability Lecture series

Gail Hillebrand, JD, of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will visit the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis Thursday, Oct. 25, as part of the Center for Social Development’s Financial Capability Lecture series.


Hillebrand’s talk, “Financial Capability Across the Life Course: The Role of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,” will focus on the financial issues of older adults. This lecture is in collaboration with the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging. It is free and open to the public. An informal discussion will follow the lecture.

Hillebrand has a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding financial capability. The CFPB helps Americans obtain the consumer financial products and services they need, such as applying for a mortgage or choosing among credit cards.

Hillebrand serves as associate director for the Education and Engagement Division of the CFFB, which includes the Office of Financial Education, the Engagement Office, the Office of Service Member Affairs, the Office for the Financial Protection of Older Americans, the Office of Students and the Office of Financial Empowerment.

Before joining the CFPB, Hillebrand served as the financial services campaign manager and a senior attorney at the West Coast Office of Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of “Consumer Reports” magazine.

She clerked for Robert Boochever, JD, of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, San Diego, and a JD from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkley.

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