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LEAD PEOPLE Tina Lentz, Executive Administrator, Advocacy and Empowerment - Louisville Metro Government Department of Community Services

December 22, 2014

Tina Lentz is the Executive Administrator of the Advocacy and Empowerment division, serving Louisville Metro Government’s Department of Community Services since 1998. Ms. Lentz has extensive experience in creating and leading financial empowerment initiatives, working to transform the social service delivery system to increase opportunities for financial advancement for families at risk. These initiatives include: Bank On Louisville; the Community Financial Empowerment Certification program; and the Family Economic Success Network.  In addition, Ms. Lentz has represented Louisville on the Cities for Financial Empowerment (CFE) coalition since 2012.

Most recently, Ms. Lentz and her team worked to coordinate a group of area stakeholders to expand financial empowerment efforts into the workforce development arena, with a focus on inclusion of job seekers with disabilities. To accomplish this, the Workforce Development/Financial Empowerment Collaborative was created. This group is supported by a new partnership between Bank On Louisville and National Disability Institute’s LEAD Center. It focuses on integrating asset-building activities into the workforce investment system, identifying opportunities for universally-designed services and supports, connecting financial capability to employment goals and improving positive financial behaviors for individuals who use the workforce system and community resources.