Financial Planning Association of Northeast Ohio hosts The Concord Coalition

May. 19, 2011, 4:00pm-6:30pm
Robert Bixby

~A Discussion on the National Debt and the Fiscal Challenges to Our Community and Our Families~

Robert Bixby, executive director -- The Concord Coalition, will present to the Northeast Ohio Financial Planners Association; presentation to include challenges associated with the federal budget and long-term fiscal outlook.

4:00 PM – Networking reception with members of the FPA/NEO, the ConcordCoalition and community members.5:00 - 6:30 PM – Presentation, Robert Bixby, Executive Director of the Concord Coalition will present “The National Debt and Federal Fiscal Challenges: an Overview” followed by Q&A.

Local community leaders are invited to attend.

Cost to attend: Members $15, Non-members $35, Full-time students: No Charge(All reservations must be paid in advance of the program) - please see: The Financial Planning Association of Northeast Ohio is an organization of financial planning professionals dedicated to preserving and growing the wealth of American families and the communities in which they live. With this event, the association strives to bring together thought leaders to discuss the national debt, public policy decisions and the effect those decisions have on the financial lives of individuals, families and the next generations.

About the Host
Robert Bixby Headshot

Robert L. Bixby is executive director of The Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan organization that encourages fiscal responsibility in Washington and helps educate the public about the federal budget and the need to protect our children and future generations from excessive government debt.

Bixby joined Concord in 1992 and served in several positions, including policy director and national field director, before being named executive director in 1999. He has served as a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Debt Reduction Task Force (the Domenici-Rivlin commission), which produced a model plan for comprehensive fiscal reform.

He frequently speaks around the country on the nation’s fiscal challenges and possible bipartisan solutions, including greater government efficiency, tax reform and improvements in the entitlement program. He has testified at congressional hearings and been interviewed by news organizations around the country. Bixby has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN and Fox News.

He and The Concord Coalition’s “Fiscal Wake-Up Tour” were also featured prominently in the critically-acclaimed documentary film “I.O.U.S.A.”

Bixby has a bachelor's degree in political science from American University, a juris doctorate from George Mason University School of Law, and a master's degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Before joining Concord, he practiced law and served as the chief staff attorney of the Court of Appeals of Virginia.