Speaker and Spokesperson Gerri Detweiler

As a professional speaker, spokesperson and workshop presenter, my goal is to provide a practical and positive message. I've spoken to numerous groups, including professional and industry associations, small business advisors and entrepreneurs, college students, and general consumer audiences. 

I also have: 

  • Served as a spokesperson in national media education tours reaching thousands of consumers through radio, television and print outlets including SMTs;
  • Hosted and served as an expert panelist on credit education sessions and webinars.

Former clients have included MasterCard, Bank of America, American Express, Wells Fargo and Union Privilege.


Many of my speaking events are open to the general public. Where that's the case, a registration link is provided. Join me! 

If you have a side gig or side business while also working as an employee (or you want to start one), you are a dualpreneur and Sidegigcon is the conference for you! I spoke at this conference in 2021 and it was fantastic. I got a lot out of the sessions I attended. I'll be teaching how to build and leverage business credit

This year it's both virtual and in person in Atlanta. Join me if you can! Learn more and register here

I'll be speaking at BizCreditCon on July 26, 2022 about creative financing strategies for your small business. There are some terrific speakers lined up and I can't wait to learn from them. I hope you can join! 

Check out BizCreditCon and register here. 

How Smart Small Business Owners Can Leverage Business Credit Cards. UTSA SBDC July 14, 2022. Free! Sign up here

Build and Leverage Credit to Get Financing for Your Small Business. Maricopa SBDC July 13, 2022.

Past Events

Get Lender Ready , UTSA SBDC (August 5, 2020)

Start Up Financing , WA SBDC (August 6, 2020) 

Get Lender Ready , MO SBDC at Lincoln University (August 18, 2020)

Get Lender Ready , NJSBDC of Northwest Jersey (August 18, 2020)

Get Lender Ready, Paris Small Business Development Center (Aug 25, 2020)

Get Lender Ready , SCORE (October 15, 2020)

get lender Ready City of Miramar (replay)

Speaking Recommendations

"Gerri delivered a fantastic presentation to a packed house at our annual conference this year. Her session received some of the highest ratings at the conference. And believe me - there was tough competition! We demand advanced level continuing education that we can apply directly to helping our clients. Gerri delivers! She is an expert and a great communicator on one of the most important subjects in personal finance. Our members continue to refer back to what they learned from this one presentation. Thank You Gerri! "

- Sheryl Garrett, CFP®. Founder, Garrett Planning Network

Gerri Detweiler is a top notch speaker who connects with her audience on many levels with an engaging, enigmatic and entertaining style while communicating relevant information. She is the kind of speaker who does her research and commands the attention of the room with  a contagious energy that makes listening to her a pure delight. Her presence on the platform of our Heroes at Home speaker tour has been  a much needed addition that made our event extremely successful. I give Gerri Detweiler my highest endorsement and my deepest gratitude for the way  she has changed lives for the better in her presentations at our events. 

- Ellie Kay, America's Family Financial Expert

"Gerri's knowledge and expertise on credit report, credit scores and everything to do with credit is phenomenal! During my Money Wise Women Get Smart teleseminar interview with Gerri, she discussed many credit issues you do not read or hear about. Her knowledge is II "I am impressed with her generous spirit and willingness to help the consumer with their credit issues every day. There is no doubt in my mind that Gerri Detweiler is the leading expert on credit issues."

- Marcia Brixey, Founder & President; Money Wise Women Educational Services

"Love and Money was a huge success last year .. student evaluations were off the chart. I feel as though we have all really succeeded in doing something useful and important. You were one of, if not the, most popular speakers of the entire vacation. "

- Susan Feinberg, PhD. Associate Professor of International Business, Rutgers Business School

Gerri - your presentation style and slide decks are "off-the-charts" outstanding. You have a rare gift for sharing complex financial information in simple, engaging, practical and easy-to-digest terms. This is so critical for small business entrepreneurs who, while being great at their craft, often get stopped in their tracks with financing and credit. Kudos to you!

- Debbie Todd, CPA, CTP, CGMA, CFEI, 1 Hour Impact

"Your performance in both programs was notably strong. You engage the viewer, communicate clearly and are comfortable on camera."

- Jane Hamilton, Broadcast Director, Imagination (Director of Wells Fargo Small Business Webcast)

Previous Speaking Engagements

"Financing Tools and Resources," Third Annual Small Business Summit 2019

"Helping Clients Build and Leverage Business Credit to Grow Their Business," New York SBDC Annual Conference 2019

"Beyond Side Hustles: Expand Your Influence By Reaching A Small Business Audience," Fincon 2019

"Connecting Credit to Capital," America's Small Business Development Centers Annual Conference 2018

"The Credit Score You've Never Heard of ... But Soon Will," Fincon 2018

"The Rise of the Micropreneur" Experian Vision conference 2017

"The 28 Million Opportunity You Can't Afford to Miss." Fincon 2016

"Helping Small Businesses Get Loan and Credit Ready," America's SBDC annual conference 2016

"Credit in the Gig Economy," training session for the Personal Finance Seminar for Professionals, hosted by the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension

Heroes at Home financial education program at multiple Air Force bases

"From Here to Security," 18-city speaking tour sponsored by Consumer Federation of America and NationsBank / Bank of America on personal financial planning topics

National Spokesperson Media Tours for Bank of America, MasterCard and American Express

"Train the Trainers," International Credit Association at the Federal Reserve Board, Washington, DC

"Personal Economic Summit," Institute of Certified Financial Planners, Washington, DC

The Annual Conference of The Issue Exchange, Washington, DC

"How to Protect Yourself From Credit Card Fraud," State Department of Federal Credit Union, Alexandria, VA and US Information Agency, Alexandria, VA

"Credit Card Night," Bank Administration Institute, Wilmington, DE

"New Markets and New Strategies in Financial Services," Card Symposium Marketing, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

"Credit Education Day," United States Office of Consumer Affairs, Washington, DC

"Partners in Credit Education," International Credit Association of Greater Chicago, Chicago, IL

Panel Member, "The 'Greenwood Trust' Decision: Its Implications for the State and Local Regulation of Credit Practices," National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators, Washington, DC

"Love and Money," student program at Rutgers University

I am available for speaking engagements, training and webinars / teleseminars.

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