Program Specialist, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Patty Avery is a program specialist in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office of Financial Empowerment, and serves as program manager for Your Money, Your Goals, a toolkit and training program for a range of intermediaries who serve low-income consumers.
She joined CFPB in 2012 from Old National Bank, where she served as director of employee communications and went on to lead the bank’s efforts to develop Bank On programs in eighteen communities. As a community outreach officer, she developed a financial coaching program for Indiana community colleges and financial education programs for the Indiana National Guard. Prior to joining the bank, her career included service in county government, reporting and producing for local television, and fifteen years as a missionary in Scotland, Amsterdam, and Brazil, where she co-founded a home for street girls. Patty was the lead editor for Evansville, Indiana’s ten-year plan to end homelessness and co-chaired the community’s Homeless Youth Coalition and chaired the Raising Incomes committee. She holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Southern Indiana.