AFEA Welcomes New Chapter President


Springfield,, MO, July 24, 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 Barry Watts as the new Chapter President of AFEA’s Springfield Chapter.

Bringing 30 years of experience to the Chapter, Barry, an educator, with degrees and certifications ranging from economics, theology, and financial planning, is excited about using AFEA as an additional way to give back to his community. Outside of work, Barry focuses his attention and financies on a mission enterprise that builds houses, provides medical care and dug rehabilitation, and spiritual teaching for impoverished people in Latin America. Barry and his wife Kelly live in Rogersville, Missouri with their two teenage daughters.

AFEA is thrilled to have Barry join us in our fight to eliminate financial illiteracy and empower American to take control of their finances. 

As Chapter President, Barry will be hosting free financial education workshops throughout the Springfield community. The Springfield 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 Springfield Chapter, please Donations and sponsorships for the Chapter’s Samsung Smart School Solution project can be made by going

Or by mail to:

American Financial Education Alliance - Springfield Chapter
8510 McAlpine Park Drive #201
Charlotte, NC 28211