The Securities Industry Association (SIA) educational affiliate, the Foundation for Investor Education, has named Kathleen M. Floyd as executive director of its Stock Market Game Program. She will join the foundation on November 1.
Floyd was director of the National Academy Foundation’s programs in the Baltimore City Public School System. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Drew University and a master’s degree in international studies with a concentration in international business from George Washington University’s School of Public and International Affairs. Before joining the Baltimore Public School System, she taught at Johns Hopkins University and held a variety of management positions in the corporate sector.
“Kathleen Floyd brings an impressive record of accomplishment in business and education,” says Donna C. Peterman, chair of the foundation and senior vice president and director of corporate communications at PNC Financial Services Group. “She comes to the Stock Market Game Program at a time when it is increasing its efforts to reach high school, middle, and elementary school teachers and students, particularly in urban schools.”
The foundation, the nonprofit educational affiliate of the Securities Industry Association, makes the Stock Market Game available to public and private schools throughout the nation. It includes a library of learning materials correlated to national voluntary educational standards in math, business education, and economics. This resource has inspired many teachers to incorporate the program across the curriculum in creative ways in grades four through 12.
The Foundation for Investor Education is an organization that aims to develop and provide teaching aids for investors of all ages, raising the level of investor awareness in the United States, supporting research programs, and advocating the advancement of investor education.