Mary Johnson

Financial literacy expert, Bank Mobile

Mary Johnson, financial literacy expert for BankMobile, has over 25 years of experience in higher education finance and state student financial aid administration. As Associate Commissioner for the Connecticut Department of Higher Education, Mary was a strong advocate for maintaining college affordability and financial stability for students. She also managed the development of an online, interactive financial literacy program specifically for college students. At BankMobile, she manages the $tart with Change initiative which focuses on increase financial capability among today's college students, and the Financial Literacy Counts grant program which supports financial literacy efforts at colleges and universities. She also is a member of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans' working group. Additionally, Mary has authored numerous reports on important higher education issues such as degree productivity, college affordability, cost containment and workforce success of college graduates, and has been an invited speaker at both state and national venues including the NACUBO, ACCCA, U.S. Departments of Education and Labor, and the National Governors’ Association.