Billy J. Hensley, Ph.D., was appointed president and chief executive officer of the National Endowment for Financial Education in 2018. From 2010 to 2018, Hensley served as NEFE's senior director of education, overseeing the grants and research department, including management of several consumer education programs, collegiate initiatives and e-learning and web strategy.
Prior to joining NEFE in 2010, Hensley received a doctorate in educational studies from the University of Cincinnati and a master's degree in education and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Union College. He has a distinguished career working in educational philanthropy and higher education administration in Colorado, Ohio and his home state of Kentucky, with a focus on financial education, college access and teacher professional development.
Hensley currently serves on the board of the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, where he chairs the education committee. He also is on the editorial board of the Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning.