Our Leadership

Debbie Pierce, President

In January 2016, Debbie Pierce became president of Economic Literacy Colorado after serving on the board of directors for two years. She was formerly the Vice President of Media & Community Relations for the Daniels Fund, a $1.3 billion foundation providing nonprofit grants and college scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.  Prior career experience includes 19 years at the nonprofit Young Americans Center for Financial Education, where she served as Vice President of Communications, Capital Campaign Manager, and Program Director, to name a few roles. She also served as Director of Communications at Shalom Cares, and was co-founder and co-owner of a clothing business, Winwoods of Cherry Creek. Debbie has served on various boards, including Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, and Economic Literacy Colorado. She is a native of Colorado and earned her education degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder.    

Heidi Conley, Vice President

Heidi Conley joined Economic Literacy Colorado in October 1993.  She attended Metropolitan State College of Denver’s School of Business. As an entrepreneur, she has developed websites professionally, and owns an online business.  Mrs. Conley served as treasurer for her son's Cub Scout Troop.  She is a graphic design, marketing, and finance consultant for small businesses and non-profits.  Prior to joining Economic Literacy Colorado she worked in the Training Department at Junior Achievement National Headquarters in Colorado Springs.

Marc Johnson, Education Program Director

Marc Johnson assumed the position of Education Program Director for Economic Literacy Colorado immediately after his retirement from classroom teaching in June, 2011. He taught virtually all social studies subjects to students in grades 7 – 12 and community college, in both public and private institutions, for 27 years. Mr. Johnson has a B.A. in Political Studies and English from Regis College (summa cum laude) and an M.A. in Education from the University of Colorado at Denver. He began taking classes from Economic Literacy Colorado in 1985 and has been a master teacher for Economic Literacy Colorado classes since 1999.

Amanda Dixon, Development Director

Amanda joined Economic Literacy Colorado in March 2006. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from the University of Kansas in 1998. Amanda brings extensive experience in marketing and fundraising to Economic Literacy Colorado. In addition to planning  all special events for the organization, she oversees public relations.

Lisa Vogt, Stock Market Experience Coordinator

Lisa Vogt joined Economic Literacy Colorado as the Stock Market Coordinator after retiring from ThunderRidge High School in Douglas county where she taught economics, American government and student government. Prior to teaching at ThunderRidge, Lisa taught special education at Highlands Ranch High School, Cresthill Middle School and Excelsior Youth Center.  Lisa holds a master’s degree in special education and a bachelors in secondary education in social studies.  Lisa has been involved with Economic Literacy Colorado since 1991.  She has a certification in economic education through Economic Literacy Colorado, served on the the Board, and traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia with Dr. John Brock and the first Global Economic Education Alliance

Linda Cannon, Administrative Assistant

Linda Cannon joined Economic Literacy Colorado in 2011 as Administrative Assistant. She has an associate degree from Colorado Mountain College. Prior to joining Economic Literacy Colorado, she worked for over eleven years for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Denver Branch, in the Public Affairs, Cash Services, and Retail Payments departments. She also worked for a privately held hedge fund in Woody Creek, Colorado.