Young Americans Center for Financial Education and Young Americans Bank Welcome New Members to Board

DENVER - April 5, 2016 - PRLog -- Young Americans Center for Financial Education and Young Americans Bank, announced today that several new executives will join the Board of Directors of each entity. "The additions to both boards bring new experiences and views to Young Americans," said Young Americans President and CEO, Richard Martinez. "They join a strong team of business professionals looking to continue the growth and success of our unique programs, while maintaining the focus on educating the next generation to be financially responsible consumers and business leaders."

Joining the Center Board of Directors:
Tamara Doi Beck is Managing Director of Janus Capital Institutional and markets Janus and Perkins investment strategies to the largest institutions in the West Coast and Rocky Mountains. Previously, Doi Beck served in a similar role as Director of Business Development at Lee Munder Capital Group, as Senior Vice President for Neuberger Berman, and Vice President for Morgan Stanley Investment Management. She also served as a Marketing Associate for Vantage Investment Advisors and a Coalition Programs Associate for CERES. Doi Beck graduated summa cum laude and highest thesis honors from Tufts University.

Carrie Knudsen serves as Brownstein's Chief Financial Officer and oversees all aspects of the firm's finance, billing and collections. With more than 20 years' experience in accounting, she most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer for Sedgwick LLP. While there, she was instrumental in developing the firm's extensive financial and tax reporting structure, budgeting and forecasting, lateral candidate and merger analysis, managing the firm's financial systems, and creating internal controls. Prior to that role, she was an accountant for Mowat Mackie & Anderson LLP and Hirose, Oto, and Bailey.

Joining the Bank Board of Directors:
David Crittendon serves as Managing Director of Banking, The Private Client Reserve for U.S. Bank. Through this role he is responsible for managing banking revenue growth and operations of the U.S. Bank Wealth Management Group for Colorado. Crittendon focuses on high net worth individuals and professional corporations. With more than 26 years of banking experience, he most recently served as Senior Vice President, Regional Private Banking Manager for Wells Fargo. Prior to that role he was the Vice President, Senior Commercial Loan Officer for Wells Fargo.

Jeb Dickey joined the Daniels Fund in April 2000 as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. Dickey's responsibilities include oversight of finance and investment activities. He oversees all facets of investment reporting as well as financial processes and activities. Dickey responsibilities also include oversight of the Information Technology department. Prior to his position at the Daniels Fund, Dickey served as Chief Financial Officer of Wireless Broadcasting Systems of America, Inc., a privately owned multi-state wireless cable television and internet services company. He was directly responsible for obtaining the requisite financing and operations for that company during its start-up and early-stage development. Dickey holds a bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting from New Mexico State University.

Bud Hollenkamp, a member of BKD National Financial Services Group, provides audit and consulting services for single and multibank holding companies, individual chartered banks and other financial service entities ranging in asset size from start-up organization and/or de novo banks to multibillion-dollar SEC and Non-SEC institutions. His more than 15 years of experience includes assisting clients with the implementation of new Financial Accounting Standards Board regulatory guidance and issuances and changes in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting requirements.Hollenkamp is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants. Hollenkamp is active in various state banking associations and the Financial Managers Society, Inc. Hollenkamp is a 2000 graduate of Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, with a B.S. degree in accounting.

David Pass serves as the Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President of CoBiz Financial Inc. Prior Pass served as Senior Vice President and Technical Services Manager for Southwest Bank of Texas (now Amegy Bank). From August 1992 to January 1997, Pass held several management positions with Universal Computer Systems, Texas, including Telecommunications, Network and Data Center operations. Pass holds a B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Northern Colorado and numerous technical certifications.

Joe Van Haselen joined First National Denver immediately after the acquisition by Strategic Bank Corp. in January 2013 and is the Colorado Market President. The Commercial Banking group directed by Joe specializes in providing working capital financing, equipment financing, owner occupied real estate financing, Asset Based Lending and SBA lending for businesses of all sizes and in all industries. Prior to joining First National Denver, Van Haselen spent the first 22 years of his career with Wells Fargo Bank where most recently he was responsible for leading the Downtown Denver Business Banking group. Van Haselen started his career with United New Mexico Bank in Albuquerque New Mexico in 1990. Upon the acquisition by Norwest Bank/Wells Fargo in 1995, he moved to Las Cruces New Mexico, later to relocate to Denver with Wells Fargo in 2002. Van Haselen holds a BS in Finance from the University of New Mexico.

Young Americans Center for Financial Education is a nonprofit organization committed to developing the financial literacy of young people, up to age 22, through real life experiences and hands-on programs. Young Americans fulfills its mission by offering programs that complement and reinforce each other to build life skills, work skills and financial self-sufficiency. Young Americans houses the only real bank in the world for young people, Young Americans Bank, which shares the same educational mission of teaching children to be financially responsible. For more information visit

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