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2017-2018 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!

National 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

Ted Beck

President and CEO, National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)

Mr. Beck joined the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) as president and chief executive officer on October 1, 2005. The National Endowment for Financial Education is the leading private nonprofit national foundation dedicated to inspiring empowered financial decision making for individuals and families through every stage of life. In March 2014 Beck was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans. He also serves on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion and as an independent trustee of Driehaus Mutual Funds. In April 2017 Beck received the William E. Odom Visionary Leadership Award from Jump$tart.

Aaron Gilchrist

Aaron Gilchrist

News4 Today Anchor

Mr. Gilchrist anchors News4 Today, NBC4’s morning newscasts in Washington, D.C. During his time on the anchor desk in Washington, Gilchrist has guided viewers through extended coverage of tropical storms and blizzards, the retirement trip of the space shuttle Discovery to northern Virginia and the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. He also spent several days in Orlando reporting on the Pulse nightclub shooting. In 2016, he covered the Iowa Caucuses and the Philadelphia Democratic National Convention leading up to the presidential election.

Ashley Jacobs

Ashley Jacobs

Director of Marketing, Wise Bread

Ms. Jacobs is the Director of Marketing for Wise Bread. She is best known for hosting Wise Bread's weekly #WBChat tweetchat on Thursdays from 12pm-1pm PST, and averages 8.2 million impressions per chat. She has had articles appear on Yahoo! News, U.S. News & World Report, America Saves, Business Insider, and more. She has also been interviewed by blogs, companies, and radio/podcast shows including Breaking Banks, Experian, CouponPal, Microblogger, and more on social media trends.

Laura Levine

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.