Experian recognized by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling for its
commitment and contributions to financial education
Experian's vice president of public education receives honor at the 47th
Annual Leaders Conference
COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 6, 2012
COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Experian^®, the leading
global information services company, today announced that its vice president
of public education, Maxine Sweet, was recognized by the National Foundation
for Credit Counseling (NFCC) with its Making the Difference Award during the
organization's 47^th Annual Leaders Conference in Charlotte, N.C., which took
place Sept. 30–Oct. 3, 2012.
Introduced in 2005, the NFCC's Making the Difference Award honors individuals
who have made significant contributions to assisting consumers with financial
literacy, awareness and education, furthering the NFCC's mission, vision and
programs through a national presence.
"Maxine Sweet personifies this award," said Gail Cunningham, vice president of
membership and public relations at the NFCC. "Her level of commitment, passion
and knowledge combined with Experian's financial education resources has made
a remarkable impact on consumers' lives."
"It is a true honor to receive an award with such great meaning," Sweet said.
"As a company, we strive to make a difference. Through the services we
provide, the organizations we support and the communities we serve, we will
continue to make financial education the heart of Experian."
The NFCC's Annual Leaders Conference addresses relevant and timely topics
affecting the credit counseling sector. Attendees convene to network and to
learn more about the latest developments in the housing, bankruptcy,
legislative and financial education sectors.
Sweet and Rod Griffin, Experian director of public education, also conducted a
Credit Ambassador workshop for NFCC educators and counselors at the
conference. The workshop provided an overview on how to build or restore
credit and what to do in case of fraud as well as discussed other consumer
resources available from Experian.
To learn more about Experian's financial education resources, please visit
The National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), founded in 1951, is the
nation's largest and longest serving national nonprofit credit counseling
organization. The NFCC's mission is to promote the national agenda for
financially responsible behavior, and build capacity for its members to
deliver the highest-quality financial education and counseling services. NFCC
Members annually help more than three million consumers through close to 750
community-based offices nationwide. For free and affordable confidential
advice through a reputable NFCC Member, call (800) 388-2227, (en Español (800)
682-9832) or visitwww.nfcc.org. Visit us on
Twitter:twitter.com/NFCCDebtAdvice, on YouTube:www.YouTube.com/NFCC09and
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data
and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses
to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate
decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report
and credit score, and protect against identity theft.
Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a
constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended 31 March
2012 was US$4.5 billion. Experian employs approximately 17,000 people in 44
countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with
operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo,
For more information, visit http://www.experianplc.com.
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