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Jill Schlesinger, CFP­­® to Serve as Keynote Host

CBS NEWSJill Schlesinger, CFP®, is the Emmy-nominated, Business Analyst for CBS News. Schlesinger appears on CBS radio and television stations nationwide covering the economy, markets, investing and anything else with a dollar sign. She translates complicated business and economic news into understandable, relatable topics for everyday viewers and listeners. She is a frequent guest on American Public Media’s “Marketplace Money”. Schlesinger is also the host of the nationally syndicated radio show, “Jill on Money”, which airs in over 85 markets. She also writes the nationally syndicated column “Jill on Money” for Tribune Media Services and is an Influencer for LinkedIn. Schlesinger is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics, including macroeconomic trends; workplace issues for women and LGBT employees in financial services; and how to create authentic branding. Prior to her current role, she was Editor-at-Large for CBS MoneyWatch.com, where she was responsible for video and written content and was part of the team that launched the site. Before she jumped the shark into the world of media, Schlesinger spent 14 years as the co-owner of and Chief Investment Officer for an independent investment advisory firm. She began her career as a self-employed options trader on the Commodities Exchange of New York, following her graduation from Brown University. Schlesinger serves on the National Advisory Board for the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

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