News Release

Join Us for The COVID Effect Virtual Event

For Immediate Release | 3-25-2021

Media Contact | Nick Debus

Direct |  602-542-0728

E-Mail |

Join Us for The COVID Effect Virtual Event

Rack Up Good Information on Restoring Your Financial Wellness

Who:  The Arizona Corporation Commission is partnering with the Investor Protection Trust, Detroit Public Television, and PBS Books to produce The COVID Effect: Restoring Financial Wellness virtual event to livestream on Friday, March 26, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. (MST).

What: The COVID Effect: Restoring Financial Wellness virtual event. The COVID Effect launches the Boomers to Zoomers: Building A Secure Path to Retirement virtual event series.

The COVID Effect virtual event will feature:

  • Host:  Fred Nahhat, Detroit Public Television
  • Introduction & Role of State Securities Offices:  Brad Raffensperger, Georgia Secretary of State
  • Moderator:  Donna Lowry, Georgia Public Broadcasting
  • Three Topic Segments:
  1. Unscrambling the Stimulus — Strategies to Keep You from Scratching
  2. Rack ’Em Up — Roadmap Toward Recovery
  3. Creating a Cushion — Takeaways from Troubled Times 

When:  Friday, March 26, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. (MST)

Where: Livestream via Facebook on the Corporation Commission’s Facebook page at:

Why:  The COVID crisis has left people uncertain about the economy and with many questions about their personal financial security. The COVID Effect: Restoring Financial Wellness will feature qualified experts who will provide information and insight on financial well-being during COVID, financial recovery after COVID and preparing for the next challenge. The event will be interactive, allowing participants to ask questions and submit comments.

After the live event, The COVID Effect will be available on the Corporation Commission’s website and on, along with a variety of tools and resources for savers and investors of all ages and at all stages of life.  “The COVID Effect” is the first in a series of 12 Boomers to Zoomers: Building a Secure Path to Retirement virtual events. 


The Corporation Commission’s Securities Division enforces Arizona’s securities and investment laws through investigative actions as well as registration and oversight of securities, companies, salespeople and investment advisers; it provides license/registration status of investment professionals and disciplinary history information upon request and disperses investor education information through brochures, presentations and online at:,,  

The Investor Protection Trust (IPT) is a nonprofit organization devoted to investor education.  More than half of all Americans are now invested in the securities markets, making investor education and protection vitally important.  Since 1993 the Investor Protection Trust has worked with the states and at the national level to provide the independent, objective investor education needed by all Americans to make wise and safe investment decisions. | | 

Detroit Public Television is a viewer-supported PBS member station with offices in Detroit and  Wixom, Michigan.  Its vision is to foster a community in which people trust public media to help them discover new ideas, make informed decisions and enjoy enriched lives.  The station is notably active in producing programs that showcase arts, culture, news and analysis, as well as educational outreach campaigns that use the power of media to provide knowledge and understanding. | |

PBS Books is a multi-platform initiative celebrating PBS programming.  Born out of the desire to develop original content that would appeal to vast audience of diverse readers, PBS Books hosts regular social and digital engagement events, as well as live coverage of important literary events across the country.  In 2018, PBS Books launched a Library Engagement Program to build and enhance working relationships among libraries, local PBS stations, cultural institutions, and readers.  Today, the Library Network has more than 1,800 partners. | |

Media Contacts:

Nick Debus, Arizona Corporation Commission: (602) 542-0728 or

Michelle Olympiadis, IPT  202-775-2112, olympiadis@investorprotection,org

Arizona Corporation Commission

1200 W. Washington Street

Phoenix, AZ 85007


Corporations Division

1300 W. Washington Street

Phoenix, AZ 85007


Tucson Office (Walk-ins only)

400 W. Congress Street

Tucson, AZ 85701