FiSCA Names Aggie Clark, of Moneytree, Inc., as Financial Service Provider of the Year
(Phoenix, AZ, October 8, 2007) - The Financial Service Centers of America (FiSCA) today recognized Aggie Clark, President of MoneyTree, Inc., as its 2007 Financial Service Provider of the Year. The award was presented during FiSCA’s 19th Annual Conference and Exposition in Phoenix, AZ. Formerly known as the “Check Casher of the Year” award, the new name better reflects the wide array of financial services provided by the recipients to their customers.
“Aggie Clark represents everything that is good and positive about our industry,” said Gary Dachis, Chairman of FiSCA. “She manages a phenomenally successful and fast-growing business and gives generously of her time and expertise to her colleagues throughout the industry while at the same time serving as a textbook example of what it means to be a good corporate citizen.”
Under her leadership, MoneyTree has consistently won FiSCA’s coveted Activa Award, given in recognition of those member companies that go above and beyond when it comes to giving back to the community. This year, MoneyTree won an Activa Award for its support for Nevada Partners Wealth Building Center which is helping individuals develop financial literacy and entrepreneurial skills.
MoneyTree started in 1983 with a single location in Renton, WA. Currently, the company has more than 125 branches open in Washington, Idaho, southern California, Nevada and Colorado with more than 1,200 employees. Aggie has been instrumental in its growth. She was named president of the organization earlier this year.
“Part of what makes Aggie such a worthy recipient is the fact that she has demonstrated true leadership, not just within her own company but for the entire industry,” continued Dachis. “She serves on the FiSCA Board of Directors and as President of the California Financial Service Providers Association. In those capacities, she has helped the entire alternative financial services industry to flourish. For example, she “quarterbacked” our industry’s aggressive response to a recent marketing campaign in San Francisco that sought to hurt our industry by urging customers to use “traditional” financial institutions. She is a real leader, and we are fortunate to have her so actively involved in our association and in our industry.”
FiSCA, founded in 1987, is the national trade association for more than 6,500 individual financial service centers across the United States. FiSCA members provide a wide variety of financial services and products to their communities, including check cashing, money orders, money transfers, and electronic bill payment services, automatic teller machine access, government benefit and payroll payments, small dollar short-term loans, electronic tax preparation, prepaid debit cards, deposit acceptance services, public transportation fare and token sales, motor vehicle license plate and title distribution, postage stamp sales and numerous other services. For more information, please visit www.fisca.org.