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Honorees highlighted for innovation, professional accomplishments and achievement of personal financial goals.


Washington, DC – The National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®) proudly honored four individuals and an NFCC Member agency for their accomplishments in pursuit of excellence and promotion of consumer financial health. The awardees were announced at the NFCC’s Awards of Excellence dinner during the recent NFCC Connect Conference in Dallas, TX.

“Our 2018 award winners have overwhelmingly demonstrated what can be accomplished when we strive to do our best in spite of the challenges that lay before us,” said Bruce McClary, NFCC Vice President of Communications. “Each recipient is a reflection of the core values shared by each NFCC Member and the people they serve as they work towards their financial goals and dreams.”
The following awards were presented to distinguished and deserving recipients:
Counselor of the Year

Anju Mishra of Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. (HCCI)
Financial Educator of the Year

Brad O’Brien of Greenpath Financial Wellness
Agency Innovation Award

Money Management International (MMI) for the Hispanic Centers for Financial Excellence
Brighter Financial Future Awards

Shawn Wehrle, a client of

Amanda Valdivia, a client of Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc.
This year’s award presentations were accompanied by videos which can be viewed here on the NFCC YouTube channel. To learn more about how NFCC members deliver life changing financial guidance to millions of people each year, and to see what people are saying about how NFCC Certified Counselors helped them reach their financial goals, visit

About NFCC

Founded in 1951, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®) is the nation’s first and largest nonprofit dedicated to improving people’s financial well-being. With nearly 600 member offices serving 50 states and Puerto Rico, our NFCC Certified Credit Counselors are financial advocates, empowering millions of consumers to take charge of their finances through one-on-one financial reviews that address credit card debt, student loans, housing decisions and overall money management. Make one of the best financial decisions of your life. For expert guidance and advice, call (800) 388-2227 or visit today.

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