MADISON, Wis. (February 8, 2016) – Edvest Director James DiUlio has been elected to serve as the vice chair of the College Savings Plan Network (CSPN). DiUlio has been a CSPN board member since 2012 and will serve as the vice chair in 2016 and 2017.
Established in 1991, CSPN acts as a clearinghouse for information regarding state-administered college savings programs, with the goal of making higher education more financially attainable. CPSN also monitors federal activities and promotes legislation that will positively impact Section 529 plans.
In his new role, DiUlio will work to with the organization to promote 529 plans, as well as educate families about the importance of planning early for college.
“CSPN represents more than 80 state plans and I’m honored to have been elected as vice chair,” said DiUilo. “The collaborative nature of the program allows us to share best practices across state lines, as well as shine a spotlight on available resources for those planning for higher education for themselves or their families.”
He is joined by Alabama State Treasurer Young Boozer, who will serve as chairman of CSPN, as well as new board members, Rachel Biar of Nebraska, Hon. Kelly Mitchell of Indiana and Kevin Thompson of Florida.
As the director of Wisconsin’s 529 College Savings Program, DiUlio oversees Edvest, as well as the Tomorrow’s Scholar savings plan. He previously served as a registered securities principal with retirement plans in Wisconsin and is a frequent speaker and panelist on financial issues.
For more information, please visit www.edvest.com
About College Savings Plans Network (CSPN)
Founded in 1991, the College Savings Plans Network (CSPN) is a national non-profit association and the leading objective source of information about Section 529 College Savings Plans and Prepaid Tuition Plans—popular, convenient and tax-advantaged ways to save for college. An affiliate of the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST), CSPN brings together administrators of 529 savings and prepaid plans from across the country, as well as their private sector partners, to offer convenient tools and objective, unbiased information to help families make informed decisions about saving for college. For more information, visit the CSPN website at CollegeSavings.org; and follow CSPN on Twitter and Facebook.
Edvest is Wisconsin’s 529 College Savings Plan designed to help families save for higher education expenses. It takes just $25 to start an Edvest college savings plan, and account owners can choose from more than 22 investment portfolios while enjoying one of the lowest cost 529 plans in the U.S. along with in-state tax advantages for Wisconsin residents.
SavingforCollege.com recently ranked Edvest as one of the Top 15 in 529 Performance, the eighth Lowest Cost 529 plans, as well as awarded the program a 5-Cap Rating, which indicates that a 529 plan offers outstanding flexibility, attractive investments and additional economic benefits.
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