Community Forum Speakers

This forum will provide an opportunity to hear from experts, learn about how the industry works, and how it inflicts harm on the community, while giving a voice to those closest to the issue. The forum will discuss how individuals can promote change and what alternatives are available (for instance, new low interest loan programs).

Scheduled Speakers:

Dr. Carl Ruby - Central Christian, Springfield OH, Ohioans for Payday Loan Reform 

Nate Coffman - Executive Director, Ohio CDC Association

Jeffrey Loeser - Senior Assistant Attorney General Consumer Protection Section

Jacqueline Gutter - Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Columbus

Dr. Fadhel Kaboub - Associate Professor of Economics at Denison University and President of the Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity.

Deb Zabloudil - Coordinator, St. Vincent de Paul Microloan Program

Experts of the Payday Lending System in Ohio and their stories