Few honors outweigh being asked by your President to serve in the interest of the nation, and it never gets old. When you can help, you should help, and that is my intentions here.
And so, I am indeed honored to be appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as a Member of the new U.S. President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans. While I have served President Obama before, as a Member of a prior President's Council, this previous assignment and appointment was more focused on what I would respectfully call 'high-minded' policy, and the necessary analytics that acccompany same. And this was and remains important.
This new Council will be different. It's primary focus will be action, moving the needle, and getting things done. A focus on doing the things that 'can' be done, and not just a focus on the 'ideal,' that in a perfect world should be done.