Staff

Main office:

The Consumer Federation of America
Attn: America Saves Campaign
1620 Eye St. NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 387-6121
Fax: (202) 265-7989
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Staff Contacts:

Allie Vered
America Saves Director
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(804) 269-6900

George Barany
Director of Strategic Initiatives
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(202) 387-6121

Alecia Blair
Military Saves Director
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(910) 495-4788

Sara Cooper
Project Director
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(202) 939-1014

Madeline Daniels
Communications Director
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(202) 939-1002

Lindsay Ferguson
Campaign Outreach Manager
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(202) 939-1015 

Anna Marie Lowery
Director of Meetings and Events
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(202) 939-1005

Amelia O'Rourke-Owens
America Saves for Young Workers Program Manager
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(919) 972-8646

Madalyn Pemberton
Communications Associate
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(703) 300-2396

Lani Poblete
Military Saves Project Manager
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(703) 622-5705

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