AFEA Welcomes New President


Cypress, Texas, August 8, 2014 - The American Financial Education Alliance, a national advocate for greater financial literacy education in U.S. schools, announced today that its Board of Directors unanimously voted to name Jim Byrnes as the new Chapter President of AFEA’s Cypress Chapter.

Bringing 14 years of experience to the Chapter, Jim Byrnes, a Biology major from the University of Houston, is excited to be a part of the AFEA team. Jim continues to perfect his craft with ongoing retirement trainings, education, and certifications.

AFEA is thrilled to have Jim join us in our fight to eliminate financial illiteracy and empower American to take control of their finances. As Chapter President, Jim will be hosting free financial education workshops throughout the Cypress community. The Cypress Chapter will also be fundraising to purchase elements of the Samsung Smart School Solution to upgrade math classrooms in local middle schools.

About the American Financial Education Alliance

AFFEA is a federally recognized 501(c) (3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization based in Charlotte, NC and comprised of a diverse and growing group of licensed and trained professionals. Together, they share the same goal of helping people better understand their finances. AFEA’s mission is to eliminate financial illiteracy by empowering Americans to take control of their finances through free educational workshops in communities nationwide.

About the Samsung Smart School Solution

The Samsung Smart School Solution is an integrated 1:1 learning platform that empowers teachers to deliver an interactive learning environment. First deployed in Memphis, TN last year, the pilot project’s success has demonstrated the potential for the digital classroom platform to harness the educational power of Samsung technologies, including the new Galaxy Note 1o.1 tablet and their interactive whiteboard displays.

For more information on the Cypress Chapter, please visit Donations and sponsorships for the Chapter’s Samsung Smart School Solution project can be made by going to:

Or by mail to:

American Financial Education Alliance - Cypress Chapter

8510 McAlpine Park Drive #201

Charlotte, NC 28211