Creator and President of Winning Play$
On air financial journalist Stacey Tisdale has reported on business and financial issues for more than 20 years, reporting and contributing for some of the largest and most prestigious news organizations in the world. Ms. Tisdale, president and CEO of financial media and education content provider Mind Money Media Inc., also authored a book titled The True Cost of Happiness: The Real Story Behind Managing Your Money. (Publisher: John Wiley & Sons).
In addition, Stacey has created a financial literacy curriculum called Winning Play$ for elementary – college aged students in conjunction with NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott’s All Stars Helping Kids Foundation. Winning Play$ was awarded the U.S. Department of Education’s Excellence in Economic Education award for 2010 and in 2011, The National Association of Black Journalists awarded Stacey its 2011 Community Service Award for the program.
Stacey was Business Correspondent for Al Jazeera America from 2013 to 2014. Before joining Al Jazeera, she reported for PBS national newsmagazine show Need to Know, and PBS Newshour Weekend. In addition, she was a financial expert on NBC’s Today Show. She is also a blogger on the Huffington Post – Black Voices platform. From 2002 to 2004, Stacey filed business and consumer reports for all of the CNN networks, including, CNN, CNNI and Headline News. Ms. Tisdale also reported for “Inside Africa,” a weekly news magazine show on CNN International. Stacey has also contributed reports to “Money Talks,” the nationally syndicated program created by BusinessWeek. Ms. Tisdale has appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” as a financial expert and in O magazine. She has also written for Essence Magazine.
Her experience also includes hosting a show on “Tech Live,” TechTV’s daily news program. During the 1990’s Ms. Tisdale was a business correspondent for CBS News, CBS MarketWatch, The Early Show, CBS Evening News, and CBS Radio.
In addition, she was Senior Editor of personal finance at Black Enterprise, developing and reporting content across TV, magazine, and digital platforms in 2015 and 2016.
Stacey’s journalistic career began at Dow Jones & Co., where she produced, wrote, and eventually reported and hosted programming for Wall Street Journal Television, which eventually became CNBC. Prior to that, Ms. Tisdale was a writer for Dow Jones newswire service, Telerate.
Stacey’s broadcasting career came after her work on Wall Street as a cash manager for the commodities firm Balfour Maclaine International.
In addition, she has created a personal finance curriculum for college students on behalf of the White House, and conducted research for the United States Congress on the financial behavior of professional athletes.
Stacey Tisdale creates financial education and life skills programs for professional sports teams and corporations as well including WNBA team the Washington Mystics, the NFL Super Bowl champion New York Giants, and the female employees of Microsoft.
Stacey Tisdale is a graduate of Marymount College. She also attended Polytechnic of Central London in England. She is a board member and advisor for Operation Hope.
Stacey is also on the advisory committee for The Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair for Media, Culture, and Feminist studies at Rutgers University."
Judy Casperson is a graduate of Parks College. A banking and wealth management professional having worked with B of A/ Banc of America Investment Services, TD Bank , Webster Bank and Merrill Lynch.
My passion to help people with their Money was born in Germany while working with spouses of the military who were young, new wives/mothers living in a foreign country who had never lived on a budget and were now having to manage that and a daily foreign exchange rate. I was the manager of the USO and was able to deliver programs to help orient families to their new community. This passion also lead me to get more involved with the local schools and after serving on the school improvement committee I was asked to run for municipal government where I served as a Town Councilor for 4 terms. I did not seek re-election and ended my term 11/2017. I wanted to work to impact financial empowerment and education. Having worked with the YWCA serving as a Board Member and Money Conference seminar leader as well as University of Hartford and University of Saint Joseph Financial Education guest seminar leader; I know there is more to be accomplished. I know that our country would be a stronger more stable place if we educated and empowered our citizens to lead in their relationship to money and their finances... it would be a Winning Play for our future!
My husband Olaf and I are blessed with two daughters who were taught about fiscal responsibility and wealth strategy. They are independent Millennials enjoying their careers.
Kyle started Megaphone Media, www.megaphone-media.com, in 2006. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Kyle started working in broadcast PR with TVN Communications Group in 1997. Prior to Megaphone, he spent three years at PR Newswire helping develop their broadcast services division as a Divisional Vice President at MultiVu.
His broadcast experience runs the gamut of working directly with Fortune 500 companies, PR agencies, government agencies and major non-profits. Carmone has won contracts for large campaigns with multiple government agencies such as The Transportations Security Administration, Federal Communications Commission, and Department of Homeland Security. Working with non-profits has always been a major focus. With the good fortune to work with several of the largest non-profits in the world, Carmone won a 2009 Telly Award for work he produced for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. He has continued to work with other non-profits such as Alcoholics Anonymous and American Council on Education. At Megaphone, Carmone has overseen all the production and creation of our web development/social media department while continuing to successfully harness the tools of the industry to maximize our clients’ message outreach.
Mr. Carmone honed many of the skills for broadcast PR by working in the music industry in Europe from 1992-97 where he was lucky to work with Joe Strummer from the Clash and many more in the capacity of management, promotions, agency, and press. Upon his return he moved to New York and started doing pitch calls to TV and radio stations and worked his way up from there.
Alex Miller, FSL | Christina Griffith, MBA | Nicole Ruccolo, MBA
Our team is made up of specialists in web design, SEO/SEM and social media. They create content and messaging used in digital advertising to help increase brand exposure for Winning Play$. Christina Griffith acts as head graphic and web designer. Nicole Ruccolo is the SEO specialist and Alex Miller oversees social media. The team resides in Silicon Valley California and has extensive experience in the nonprofit sector with respect to fundraising, brand awareness and community engagement.