Ms. Phyllis P. Frankfort, President & CEO of Working In Support of Education and Chair, New York Financial Literacy Coalition, has more than thirty years of experience as an educator, developing nationally recognized, award winning educational reform models.

Ms. Frankfort established w!se to develop financial literacy, foster social and business entrepreneurship and to provide programmatic and fiscal services. In 2003, she launched the first national standardized Financial Literacy Certification Test. In 1993, Ms. Frankfort founded and is the educational consultant for the first New York City public High School of Economics & Finance. In 1989, she founded and was Executive Director of the National Academy Foundation to address the growing demand for the Academy of Finance and the Academy of Travel & Tourism that she created and built as an employee of the New York City Department of Education and Consultant to American Express.  Ms. Frankfort, who started her career as a teacher, school administrator, and citywide educational administrator, holds a B.A. and M.A. from New York University and a Management Certificate from Yale University.



Mr. David Anderson, Executive Vice President, joined w!se in 2007. He oversees several of w!se’s programs, is responsible for technology and human resources and, with the President, for partnerships, development and marketing. He joined w!se after a career at Citigroup. There, he oversaw a unit in the bank that supports the process of financial sector and capital markets development in developing countries around the world. In this capacity, he provided technical assistance and other forms of advice to public and private sector financial institutions to facilitate financial sector modernization and reform. Prior to that, David held a number of other management positions at Citigroup in the areas of business development, marketing, mergers and acquisitions and strategy.

David holds a BA from University College, London in England and an MBA from Columbia University in the City of New York. He is actively engaged in Economics and Finance education, having served on the adjunct faculties at several colleges and universities in the New York and surrounding areas for over a decade. He is presently on the adjunct faculty in the Economics Department at Drew University in NJ.


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