Jessica Sharon has led Pelican’s financial education and outreach efforts for the past 15 years. In her role as AVP of Financial Outreach, she orchestrates the implementation of Pelican’s adult and youth financial wellness programs including three school branches. As a nationally certified credit counselor, Jessica leads a team of nine other counselors offering financial literacy workshops, one-on-one counseling, youth education programs and community financial outreach. Their award-winning education programs have reached over 30,000 individuals since its inception in 2007. Jessica also serves as the grant coordinator for Pelican’s CDFI grant programs and leads Pelican’s advocacy efforts in Louisiana as chair of the Louisiana Credit Union League (LCUL) Baton Rouge Chapter Advocacy Committee, and nationally as a member of the LCUL CULAC Committee. Jessica received her BA in Marketing from Southeastern Louisiana University, MBA from Louisiana State University and is a certified Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE).