Financial Literacy for Communicators

Invest in Knowledge to Grow Opportunity

Hosted by the Financial Communications Section.

This section webinar is not currently available. Email the Sections Department to inquire about future availability of this program.

Category: Leadership & Management

Do you struggle to speak about financial basics in your organization? Join this session with practitioners representing academia, investor relations, nonprofit and government for an informative discussion on financial literacy. You’ll become better positioned to serve as a trusted adviser in the C-suite or at the board table, and gain a roadmap that can drive career advancement and charitable involvement. You’ll also:

  • Enhance your knowledge and understanding of finance, from GAAP and disclosures to governance and basis points.
  • Earn a spot at the table to help guide the financial goals of the firm.
  • Find out about questions you can ask that will help you to better understand your organization.


Alexander V. Laskin, Ph.D., professor in the department of strategic communication, Quinnipiac University

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Alexander V. Laskin is a professor in the Department of Strategic Communication at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. He is an author of more than 50 publications focused primarily on investor relations and financial communications. He also serves on the executive committee of the PRSA Financial Communications Section; and offers consulting services to corporations all over the world.



Matt Ragas, Ph.D., academic director, PR and advertising graduate program, DePaul University

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Ragas is the academic director of the PR and advertising graduate program at DePaul University. He is a recipient of the Nafziger-White-Salwen dissertation award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), and is a Coleman Foundation faculty entrepreneurship fellow.


Stacy Schubert, director, government relations and public affairs, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation

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Stacy Schubert, MBA, serves as the volunteer chair-elect of PRSA’s Financial Communicators Section. In her professional role, she is a member of Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s (AHFC) senior management, a highly regarded state agency dedicated to providing safe, quality and affordable housing.



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