Join us to hear experts share their tools and tips for people experiencing fallout no matter their pre-pandemic, financial status. Be better equipped to support those in your community who may have never experienced hardship and now seek resources to help them navigate financial recovery and cope with needs such as financial wellness, student loan repayment, mortgage and rental assistance and even those facing eviction. Plus learn how the Oklahoma Jumpstart Coalition is here to support you!  

Meet Our Keynote Speaker!

Learning to thrive in a post-pandemic world takes resiliency.  Amy Downs is the reigning queen of this precious trait. 

Amy survived the Murrah Federal Building bombing, and used her experience as the catalyst for major life transformation. Today she is the CEO of Allegiance Credit Union and is making the most of this second chance at life! 



Amy Downs, President & CEO for Allegiance Credit Union

Amy Downs began her career as a teller 33 years ago working for the Credit Union located in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.

In 1995, she was one of the last survivors to be pulled from the rubble following the Oklahoma City bombing which killed 168 people including 18 of her 33 co-workers at the credit union.

Embracing her second chance at life, Amy launched a campaign of self-improvement and empowerment. She went from a 355 lb couch potato to completing a Full Ironman Triathlon. From a teller who couldn’t pass a math class to the CEO with a master’s degree in business administration.

 Amy still works for the same credit union which also survived the bombing, now called Allegiance Credit Union, serving as the president and CEO. Amy has just released her new book called Hope is a Verb: My Journey of Impossible Transformation which is available on Amazon. 


Sponsored in partnership with the Oklahoma City Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas CityTinker Federal Credit Union, and WEOKIE Federal Credit Union this conference is designed for financial educators, workforce development professionals, labor and business leaders and classroom teachers.

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