Mrs. Shay Cook is the Financial Readiness Manager at FINRA Investor Education Foundation. Shay has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in psychology and found her way into the financial services field while working for a federal credit union. In May 2007, she was accepted into the FINRA Foundation’s Military Spouse Fellowship program and completed it in July 2008. Since then she has used her Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC) certification to promote financial readiness at Walter Reed’s Army Community Service, Coast Guard Headquarters, and now through her organization, Crusaders for Change, LLC. She obtained the Financial Fitness Coach (FFC) certification in Nov 2019.
Shay lives near Ft. Meade, Maryland with her retired Air Force husband and English bulldog. They also have a daughter who attends the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).