Eric has been with the Heartland Institute of Financial Education since 1999 instructing financial wellness classes. He is also a trainer/coach for the Institute. In addition, Eric has been in the financial services industry since 1994. Eric was born and raised in Ohio where he received his B.A. in Economics from Wittenberg University. He resides […]

Bob is the Vice President of Education for the Heartland Institute of Financial Education. He has an MBA in Information Systems and a BS in Management and Information Systems. Bob spent 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, finishing his career at Lowry AFB where he was the Superintendent of Education and Training. He then […]

Ryan is the Chief Operating Officer of The Heartland Institute of Financial Education. Ryan graduated from Colorado State University in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance. Ryan began working with the Heartland Institute as a technical specialist in developing the website and various materials for HIFE. After obtaining the required experience, he took and […]

David is an Ohio native and achieved a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University in 1991. David pursued management training and experience with The Sherwin Williams Co. out of Cleveland, OH from 1991-1996 before entering the financial services industry. David is a Chartered Financial Consultant, ChFC® a CFE Certified Financial […]

Alan J. Gappinger, CLU, ChFC, CFP®, CFEd®, has a Masters in Financial Planning and was one of the original members of the Registry of Financial Planning Practitioners. Alan is the Founder of the Heartland Institute of Financial Education, a national nonprofit organization that provides financial education for companies and their employees and college planning for […]

Kathryn manages the day-to-day accounting functions for the Heartland Institute of Financial Education.  She received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Colorado State University – Pueblo in 2008 then went on to obtain her Master’s degree from the University of Colorado – Denver.  Before joining the Heartland Institute in early 2013, Kathryn was a part […]

Allyson is the Executive Administrator of The Heartland Institute of Financial Education.  She achieved a Bachelor of Science in Journalism with an emphasis in Business Communications from the University of Kansas in 1992. Allyson had a successful career with Starbucks Coffee Company from 1999-2008. At both Store Manager and District Manager levels, she gained valuable experience […]