About Me - My Biography

Sharon Lechter, CPA, CGMA, is an international expert on money and entrepreneurship as well as a respected author, philanthropist, educator, and international speaker. She is the founder and CEO of Pay Your Family First, a financial education organization.  She served both Presidents Bush and Obama on the first President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy. In 2013, she led an initiative to change the laws related to financial literacy education requirements for high school graduation in Arizona.  Consistently recognized for her tireless work for women, she was honored with the Positively Powerful Women award for Philanthropic Leadership, selected by the Phoenix Business Journal as one of its 25 Dynamic Women in Business, and awarded 2013 Woman of the Year by the National Bank of Arizona.