Speakers Bureau

MMI is the largest provider of nonprofit financial counseling and education solutions in the United States, empowering millions of Americans over the last 60 years to achieve their goals. Our team has decades of experience in delivering world-class interventions to consumers when and where they need it most, often in partnership with some of the most respected brands in the country. Our speakers are driven to showcase their expertise and inform the next generation of solutions for today’s consumers and service providers alike.

MMI provides speakers and panelists on subjects across improving retention and default rates, credit and debt trends, military and Hispanic-focused services, medical and student loan debt, disaster recovery, call center operations, organizational financial wellness, homeownership, e-learning, and more. We present to industry, government, and professional groups of 100+ attendees on a national level. Examples include trade association conventions, lending and loan servicer conferences, human resource symposiums, and housing summits.

How Do I Schedule a Speaker?

Speaking engagements may be requested by contacting MMI’s communications lead, Thomas Nitzsche, at 404-490-2227.

How Much Will It Cost?

MMI provides subject matter experts to approved events throughout the United States at no cost to the organizer or host. Travel reimbursement is accepted, when available.

Who Is Available?

MMI evaluates speaker requests according to the forum, subject matter, and the availability of our speakers. Please note that our speakers may have limited availability and are not offered outside of the United States.

Subject Matter Experts

Jim Triggs

Jim Triggs

  • Marketplace Lending
  • Contact Center Management
  • Credit and Collections
  • Speech Analytics
  • Consumer Finance Issues

Jim Triggs is President and CEO of MMI. His focus for the past 20 years has been increasing the accessibility and efficiency of MMI’s core counseling programs, leveraging emerging technology to reach more consumers than ever before. See more

Catherin Mueller

Catherine Mueller

  • College Financial Aid
  • Student Loans
  • Scholarships
  • Educational Access and Success
  • Communications and Public Relations

Catherine Mueller is the Executive Director of Mapping Your Future, a division of MMI, providing college prep, financial aid, and financial literacy services. See more

Amy Lins

Amy Lins

  • Workplace Financial Wellness
  • Employee Learning
  • eLearning
  • Instructional Design
  • Leadership Development

Amy Lins is Senior Director of Learning and Development, leading MMI’s learning and development team, which includes instructional design, employee training, and consumer financial wellness education. See more

Michelle Jones

Michelle Jones

  • Income Inequality
  • At-risk Populations
  • Counseling Trends
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Community Engagement

Michelle Jones is Chief Development Officer at MMI, where she provides the vision and direction behind MMI’s ongoing commitment to realizing new programs, services, and partnerships. See more

Mik Todd

Mik Todd

  • Military Culture and Customs
  • Active-duty to Civilian Transition
  • Military Financial Wellness
  • Veteran Resources and Benefits
  • Personal Financial Planning

Mik Todd is the military financial wellness program manager for Military Reconnect, MMI’s veterans’ service program. He is a combat veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, having served six years in the United States Navy as Fleet Marine Force Corpsman. See more

Maura Attardi

Maura Attardi

  • Athlete Financial Education
  • Psychology of Money
  • Financial Communication
  • Organizational Financial Wellness
  • Financial Wellness Platforms

Maura Attardi is Director of Financial Wellness at MMI, with a special focus on educating professional athletes. She has extensive experience providing impactful education programs to large and diverse audiences. See more

Kate Bulger

Kate Bulger

  • Disaster Recovery
  • Partnership Ideation
  • Reducing Organizational Risk
  • Homebuyer Readiness
  • Data Analysis

Kate Bulger is Director of Business Development at MMI, the largest provider of nonprofit financial counseling and education in the United States. She specializes in developing and expanding the fee-for-service programs at MMI and its Clearpoint division. See more

Emanuel Rivero

Emanuel Rivero

  • Hispanic Finances
  • Community Partner Development
  • Program Outcome Analysis
  • Medical Debt
  • Small Business Credit and Side Hustles

Emanuel Rivero is Director of the Hispanic Centers for Financial Excellence (HCFE). He specializes in the Latino financial experience in the United States, with a focus on helping newer residents understand, access, and engage the financial system. See more

Jackie Boies

Jackie Boies

  • Homeownership
  • Fee-for-Service Programs
  • Foreclosure Prevention
  • Disaster Recovery Assistance
  • Bankruptcy

Jackie Boies is Senior Director of Housing and Bankruptcy Services at MMI. She has over 40 years of credit, lending, and mortgage servicing experience, and currently provides oversight for MMI’s housing counseling and disaster recovery programs. See more

Tara Alderete

Tara Alderete

  • Training and Facilitation
  • Professional Communication
  • Curriculum Development
  • eLearning
  • Personal Finance

Tara Alderete is Director of Education and Community Relations at MMI, where she oversees a team of educators, creates MMI’s online and in-person education programs, and facilitates community workshops and webinars. See more

Thomas Nitzsche

Thomas Nitzsche

  • Personal Finance
  • Debt Repayment
  • Minimalist Living
  • Media Relations
  • Media Partnerships

Thomas Nitzsche is Manager of Media and Brand at MMI, where he uses his personal experience and professional expertise to create conversations about money and destigmatize debt. See more

  • The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) is an association of nonprofit consumer organizations that was established in 1968 to advance the consumer interest through research, advocacy, and education. Today, nearly 300 of these groups participate in the federation and govern it through their representatives on the organization's Board of Directors.
  • The National Council of Higher Education Resources (NCHER) is the nation’s oldest and largest higher education finance trade association. NCHER’s membership includes state, nonprofit, and for-profit higher education service organizations, including lenders, servicers, guaranty agencies, collection agencies, financial literacy providers, and schools, interested and involved in increasing college access and success. It assists its members in shaping policies governing federal and private student loan and state grant programs on behalf of students, parents, borrowers, and families.

  • Since 2007, the Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF) has served as a trusted, neutral source of information for more than eight million homeowners. They are partnered with, and endorsed by, numerous major government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of the Treasury.

  • The mission of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD works to strengthen the housing market in order to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; and build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination.

  • The Council on Accreditation (COA) is an international, independent, nonprofit, human service accrediting organization. Their mission is to partner with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards.

  • The National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®), founded in 1951, is the nation’s largest and longest-serving nonprofit financial 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.