WSKY1230AM-WDZY1290AM/103.3FM- KWDF 840AM/99.7FM 4-15-2017

Our first guest today is Byna Elliott, vice president and director of Community and Economic Development for Fifth Third Bank she shares insight on the study findings, tips for achieving financial security and more information about the Bank’s ongoing effort to improve financial education through its free L.I.F.E. (Lives Improved through Financial Empowerment®) programs.

Byna Elliott is senior vice president and director of Community and Economic Development, a role that includes oversight of the Bank’s charitable giving, economic development for underserved communities, and lending in urban and rural markets.  Byna is a community reinvestment professional with over 20 years of experience, including five years of experience in administering all aspects of consumer compliance programs and Community Reinvestment Act initiatives. Byna began her career at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in 1993 and moved into the financial services industry in 1998.

Our next guest is Michael Rezak – MD, PhD, neurology – medical director of the Movement Disorders Center at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.  Medical Director Michael Rezak, MD, discusses the latest research, including Northwestern Medicine’s work on potential diagnostic tools using biomarkers to confirm Parkinson’s disease, and allow the early identification of patients in the pre-symptomatic phase of the illness.

Dr. Rezak is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Chicago Chapter of the Dystonia Medical Research Association and is on the faculty for Medtronic (Deep Brain Stimulation). Dr. Rezak is active in research in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and currently serves as principal investigator in several trials, including the development of valid markers and risk factors to identify patients in the preclinical phase of PD (funded by the Parkinson’s Disease Research Society); and has been involved in the NIH-funded CORE PD Consortium on Risk for Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease and the Parkinson’s Disease Collaborative Study of Genetic Linkage (PROGENT) studies. Dr. Rezak received his PhD in neuroanatomy from the University of Illinois Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Loyola University Stritch school of Medicine. He completed his neurological training at Yale University school of Medicine.

Melissa Sullivan, Mayflower Marketing Communications Director, will discuss the survey results related to millennial moving habits.

Melissa Sullivan is Mayflower’s Director of Marketing Communications and all-around moving advice expert.  A former broadcast producer, she’s an experienced and vibrant speaker who can connect with audiences with plenty of stories about the relocation process and data on just who’s packing up and why. As a Millennial, Melissa is living proof of the moving trends found in the 2017 Mayflower Movers Insights Study and  discusses how her own personal moving experiences reflect the study!

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