Get the Recap of IAVA's Live Chat with Holly Petraeus
Posted by Michelle McCarthy on December 7
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This Thursday, December 8th, IAVA will host a live Q&A at 3:00pm EST with Holly Petraeus, the Assistant Director for the Office of Servicemember Affairs for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the wife of General (Ret.) David Petraeus. Mrs. Petraeus will speak on a broad range of issues, but focus on consumer protection and financial literacy for service members, veterans and their families. Have questions?
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Holly Petraeus is an Assistant Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), heading up the Office of Servicemember Affairs. Her office’s mission is to partner with the Pentagon to see that military families receive strong financial education; to monitor complaints from military families and responses to those complaints by the CFPB and other agencies; and to see that federal and state agencies coordinate their activities to improve consumer protection measures for military families.
Prior to joining the CFPB, Mrs. Petraeus spent six years as the Director of BBB Military Line, a program of the Council of Better Business Bureaus providing consumer education and advocacy for servicemembers and their families. In that role, she oversaw a national program that worked with the Department of Defense as a partner in the DoD Financial Readiness Campaign and fostered outreach from the 120 local Better Business Bureaus to military communities across the United States. She guided development of teen and adult curricula taught to over 20,000 individuals in military communities around the United States.
A military spouse of 37 years and a former Department of the Army civilian employee, Mrs. Petraeus also has extensive experience as a volunteer leader in military family programs. In that role she has worked with local, state and national legislators on issues affecting Army families, to include testifying at two U.S. Senate hearings on deployment-related issues.
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