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Past Jump$tart Award Winners

William E. Odom Visionary Leadership Award

Named in honor of Bill Odom, former chairman of Ford Motor Credit Company, whose vision led to the creation of the Jump$tart Coalition. This award recognizes individuals for their significant contribution to financial education, their leadership, vision, and the length of their service to the financial literacy effort.

  • 2016 - Richard Ketchum, FINRA Chairman & CEO (More on 2016.)
  • 2015 - Maxine Sweet
  • 2014 - Theodore R. Daniels (pictured right) 
  • 2013 - Annamaria Lusardi, Ph.D.
  • 2012 - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Sarah Duncan, and John W. Rogers, Jr.
  • 2011 - Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
  • 2010 - William E. Wilcox
  • 2009 - Barbara O'Neill
  • 2008 - Stanley Breitbard
  • 2007 - Elizabeth Schiever (posthumously)
  • 2006 - Jane Schuchardt
  • 2005 - M. Susie Irvine
  • 2004 - Lewis Mandell
  • 2003 - William L. Anthes
  • 2002 - John E. Clow
  • 2001 - H. Randy Lively, Jr.
  • 2000 - Rosella Bannister
  • 1999 - William E. Odom


Federal Leadership Award

Introduced in 2004 as the Federal Legislator Award, it initially recognized current members of the United States Congress who had demonstrated support for financial education and youth financial literacy. In 2010, the award was renamed the Federal Leadership Award to include non-elected leaders of the federal government.015 - U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)

  • 2016 - Martin Gruenberg, FDIC Chairman (More on 2016.)
  • 2015 - U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)
  • 2014 - CFPB Director Richard Cordray
  • 2014 - U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH-15)
  • 2013 - U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC)
  • 2012 - U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY-4)
  • 2011 - Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben S. Bernanke
  • 2010 - FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair
  • 2010 - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
  • 2009 - U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-30-TX)
  • 2008 - U.S. Senator Wayne Allard (R-CO)
  • 2008 - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
  • 2007 - U.S. Senator Michael Enzi (R-WY)
  • 2007 - U.S. Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-ND-At Large)
  • 2006 - U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA)
  • 2006 - U.S. Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (D-15-TX)
  • 2005 - U.S. Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ)
  • 2005 - U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert (R-13-IL)
  • 2004 - U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI)
  • 2004 - U.S. Rep. David Dreier (R-26-CA)


State Coalition of the Year

Jump$tart’s State Coalition of the Year Award was first suggested by Dr. Lew Mandell, one of the Jump$tart Coalitions founding board members, and was introduced by Jump$tart in 2005. This award is an important recognition of the significant contribution of Jump$tart’s affiliated state coalitions and is an opportunity to show our appreciation for these grassroots coalitions, which operate almost entirely with volunteers.

Chairman's Award

Neil Milner 2013This special award given in special circumstances by the Chairman of the Jump$tart Coalition Board of Directors. The award recognizes individuals for their significant contributions to the Jump$tart Coalition and for their service towards the financial literacy effort.

  • 2015 – Loretta Abrams presented by Jump$tart Chairman Ted Beck
  • 2013 – Neil Milner presented by Jump$tart Chairman Ted Beck (pictured right)
  • 2011 – U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI) presented by Jump$tart Chairman Neil Milner
  • 2005 – U.S. Rep. Ralph Regula (R-OH-16) presented by Jump$tart Chairman Randy Lively