Brenda Cude, professor and undergraduate coordinator in the financial planning, housing and consumer economics department, has been elected to the board of directors for Americans for Annuity Protection.
Americans for Annuity Protection is a nonprofit 501c4 organization formed in 2015 by insurance and annuity veterans to ensure a diverse and competitive annuity marketplace serving Americans across the economic spectrum. Its offices are located in Phoenix; Washington, D.C., and Camp Hill, Pa.
Cude also is the director of the University of Georgia Center for Economic Education. She has served in a variety of capacities representing insurance consumers.
In 2014, she was named a member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance.
She has served as a funded consumer representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners since 1994 and on the Board of Directors for the Consumer Participation Program since 1996. In this role, she has presented testimony from the consumer perspective on a variety of insurance topics.
A specific area of expertise is consumer communication through websites, disclosures, and information/education targeted to consumers.
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