On any given day before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Katrina Boyer could be found traveling throughout the commonwealth meeting with groups of senior citizens, veterans, service providers, and other members of the public. From Butler to Allentown, Towanda to Gettysburg and everywhere in between, her work included giving presentations on how to protect assets, ways to avoid scams and identity theft, and making investment decisions for better financial futures.
As Investor Education Coordinator for the Department of Banking and Securities, Katrina is responsible for educating and informing Pennsylvanians on ways to improve their financial capability. The pandemic put an immediate halt to all of her travel.
“We knew that it was important to continue to get our message out to Pennsylvania consumers because they were going to be inundated with frauds and scams that would target them because of their newfound isolation.”
- Katrina Boyer, Investor Education Coordinator
Recognizing the increased vulnerability of some individuals during the pandemic, Katrina instead pivoted quickly to move all of her trainings, webinars, and presentations online to provide virtual content to help protect members of the public.
While her travel has stopped, her outreach and education efforts have not slowed. In fact, over the last year, Katrina has developed a new virtual education series, Midweek Money Matters, to address a variety of financial topics. Launched November 2020, the weekly series covers saving and investing, budgeting, avoiding scams, and practical ways to navigate financial decisions.
We are very grateful to count Katrina among our staff. Her commitment to prioritizing the protection of Pennsylvania consumers and investors is commendable. Her effort is a shining example of the excellent work the department and its staff achieve every day.
To attend a presentation with Katrina or another member of the DoBS Investor Education and Consumer Outreach staff, check out the DoBS event calendar.
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