Director of Education and Public Relations for Consolidated Credit and Host of Miss Money Bee
April Lewis-Parks has more than 15 years of experience in the financial sector, she is a certified financial counselor, and a consumer affairs advocate.
As the director of education and public relations for Consolidated Credit she is dedicated to generating awareness about personal finance issues and acts as their consumer affairs advocate. She develops surveys and polls to collect data concerning consumers’ financial needs and subsequent to her findings, she develops educational material and community outreach programs. Topics have included: Budgeting 101, Getting Out of Debt for Good, Credit Management – What You Need To Know, and Acquiring Smart Spending Habits.
As host the of MissMoneyBee.com, she promotes financial education and offers timely and informative personal finance articles to educate the public. The blog is dedicated to empowering women through financial education and uplifting women through a common interest – being financially independent and responsible.
Her promotional efforts can be seen in past issues of the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsday, Consumer Reports, the Business Journals, Money Magazine, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Family Circle, among others. She is on the education advisory committee of the JumpStart Coalition, which is dedicated to furthering financial literacy for the youth and she is active in the South Florida chapter of Junior Achievement which promotes entrepreneurship and financial literacy through hands-on programs.
She also keeps the Consolidated Credit staff current on the latest financial, credit, and debt related news. Prior to joining Consolidated Credit she was the public relations manager for a Boston based event firm and previous to that, she was employed by John Hancock Financial Services, Inc. where she counseled employees on 401K and IRA accounts. She received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mass Communication from Emerson College.