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Michelle Singletary is a nationally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post. Her column, “The Color of Money” is an award-winning column, which is now carried in more than 100 newspapers.

She is the author of three books, “Spend Well, Live Rich: How to Live Well With the Money You Have (Random House);” “Your Money and Your Man: How You and Prince Charming Can Spend Well and Live Rich” (Random House), and her latest book, “The Power to Prosper: 21 Days to Financial Freedom,” published by Zondervan, a HarperCollins company.

She is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park, and The Johns Hopkins University, where she earned a master’s degree in business and management. Singletary and her husband reside in Maryland with their three children.

Stephen D. Briggs has over 20 years of banking experience with responsibilities that included financial reporting and analysis, identifying and analyzing community development investments and loans, community development loan underwriting and managing community reinvestment efforts.

Currently, Mr. Briggs is a Vice President and Senior Community Development Officer responsible for building and fostering collaborative relationships with key internal leaders and external partners to drive community impact across DC, Maryland and Northern, VA.

Veronica Cool has over 19 years experience in commercial lending, business banking, financial analysis and sales management and works with Wells Fargo as a Vice President in Business Banking, specializing in relationship managing, lending and credit underwriting.

She is a graduate of Kutztown University with a BS in Business Administration, and also holds a Masters of Science in Finance degree from Loyola University of MD. A native of Dominican Republic, Mrs. Cool is the Chairwoman of the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the association representing the 40,000+ Hispanic Businesses in the region. And currently serves on the boards of Open Society Institute, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Maryland Small Business Technology Development Center. She is married with two children and lives northwest of Baltimore, MD.