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2016-2017 Lights, Camera, Save! National Judges

The Lights, Camera, Save! national judging panel selects three national winners from top submissions across the US who received money to fund their savings goal, plus a scholarship to the Jump$tart National Educator Conference for an educator from their school!

2016-2017 judges were announced in November and look forward to the creative videos young people will submit to spread the message of how important it is to save for the future and use money wisely.

National Judging Panel

Janet Bodner

Janet Bodnar

Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Ms. Bodnar is a nationally known expert in children's and family finances. As editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Bodnar has written about a wide range of topics on investing, money management and the economy. She is the author of several books including Money Smart Women: Everything You Need to Know to Achieve a Lifetime of Financial Security and Raising Money Smart Kids (Kaplan) and her "Money-Smart Kids" column appears regularly at

Laura Levine

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Laura Levine

President and CEO, Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy

Ms. Levine has devoted her career to helping people of all ages better understand financial services through marketing and outreach, communications, and most recently, through education. In 2004, she was tapped to lead the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.  This Washington, D.C.-based alliance of 150 national partners and 49 affiliated state coalitions is dedicated to improving the financial literacy of pre-kindergarten through college-age youth. In 2008, Ms. Levine was appointed to the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy by President George W. Bush and chaired the Council’s Youth Committee. She currently serves on the Experian Consumer Council and the Retirement Security Coalition Advisory Board.

Allie Nault

Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2016

Allie has been a “saver” since she was four years old. With the help of Santander Bank, Allie was able to start an in-school banking program at the largest preschool in New Hampshire. This program allowed the children and their parents to bank right at the preschool. In 2015, Allie competed to become Miss New Hampshire’s Outstanding Teen with a platform of “Making $ense – Becoming Financially Responsible”. She won, then went on to compete in Orlando, Florida against 51 other Outstanding Teens and was selected as Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2016.  In addition she was awarded the National Teens In Action award for community service and was the recipient of $30,000 in college scholarships.

Scott Rubens

Scott Rubens

Multi-Media Director, WUSA 9 - Washington, D.C.

Mr. Rubens has more than 33 years of television production experience including 29 years of directing television newscasts. He has directed coverage of many of this nation’s contemporary events including the Iraqi War, the Washington, D.C. sniper attacks, the 2001 World Trade Center and Pentagon tragedies, political elections, the bombing in Oklahoma City, and coverage of the 1996 Olympics for Gannett Broadcasting. During the past eight years, Rubens has also directed a broad spectrum of television broadcasts for Voice of America (VOA) in Washington, D.C. These include a mixture of news, entertainment and political issues shows that reach countries that have no freedom of the press.

Steve Sievert

President of Debit Marketing, Discover Financial Services

Mr. Sievert serves as Vice President of Debit Marketing for Discover Financial Services. He joined the company in 2007 and is responsible for managing marketing, communications and public relations activities related to debit products including Discover® Debit. The Discover Debit signature debit solution is endorsed by the American Bankers Association through its subsidiary, the Corporation for American Banking.