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#40: The Missing Semester

On today’s episode, we focus on integrating financial literacy education into the current school curriculum. Our guest, Gene Natali, is Senior Vice President of the Pittsburgh based investment company C.S. McKee and co-author of the award winning book The Missing Semester. The Missing Semester serves as call to action for the next generation, inspiring young people to learn about and take control of their personal finances. Natali shares with listeners his inspirations for the book and the incredible response it has received from the students who continue to benefit from it. He also shares personal insights as to why teaching kids about money is so crucial to their financial wellbeing, not only now but for the future. In this episode, Natali also discusses his exciting new partnership with Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania in pursuit of helping students develop individualized personal financial plans.


Gene Natali Jr. holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Allegheny College, and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. He is currently a level III candidate for accreditation as a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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Todd Yuzuriha and Evan Wilson

Evan is married with two young children and lives in Portland, OR. He's a Partner and the CFO of The Official Manufacturing Company, a strategy, branding and design agency. He's also on the board or a strategic advisor of a few young companies. Previously, he was a Partner at Pacific Crest, a top technology boutique investment bank, which was acquired by Key Bank in 2014. He led the firm’s coverage of the Internet, social media and games, was frequently named to Institutional Investor‘s All-American Research Team and was regularly featured on CNBC and in The New York Times & The Wall Street Journal. Evan graduated from Linfield College, where he played basketball, studied finance and computer science and was an Academic All-American.

Todd is passionate about personal finance and began investing at age 12. He retired as Vice President of Engi-neering for Logitech, where he led product development of the company's audio and video game products. Previously he was Senior Vice President of Engineering for Labtec, Senior Director at Sharp Microelectronics, and Engineering Manager at Tektronix. Todd has a bachelor's degree in engineering from Stanford, a master's degree in engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the University of Portland. Todd is married and has 3 children. He serves on the boards of Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, Washington and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District and plays trumpet.