Lisa Gates is the Director of the City of St. Louis Treasurer’s Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE). She leads the OFE in its mission to improve the quality of life of our citizens through financial literacy, educational programming, financial counseling services and support resources, primarily through developing collaborative partnerships with local financial institutions and nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining the Treasurer’s Office, Lisa spent 15 years in the banking industry, focused on community outreach and financial education. Lisa also serves on many local boards and is a member of the St. Louis Regional Unbanked Task Force Steering Committee and the Urban League of Metro St Louis. She is also the local coordinator for the Consumer Federation of America St. Louis Saves/America Saves campaign.