Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cookeville Man Named To Financial Literacy Board

The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission has elected Cookeville resident Garry McNabb to serve as its secretary. Mr. McNabb will handle duties delegated by the commission’s board of directors and will serve on the commission’s executive committee.

“I am very pleased to be serving on the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission with Garry McNabb,” said state Treasurer David H. Lillard Jr., the commission’s chairman. “Mr. McNabb has a strong track record of supporting and developing financial literacy programs in his community. I know he will provide a lot of ideas and energy as we develop new statewide initiatives to raise awareness about financial literacy in Tennessee.”

McNabb is the chief executive officer of Cash Express and First Cash Express and he is also a partner in the accounting firm of Hugh E. Bailey and Associates. Cash Express provides free instructional literature to schools to teach children about money, including a popular series of coloring books. McNabb also sponsored and helped develop a curriculum used by Tennessee Tech to train middle and high school teachers in the Upper Cumberland region on how to teach students about financial literacy. McNabb holds a bachelors degree from Tennessee Tech. The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission was established by the General Assembly this year to raise financial literacy among the state’s residents. Mr. McNabb was elected secretary during the commission’s first organizational meeting, which was held last week.