MEMPHIS, TN: The Tennessee Department of Treasury has
hired Walker + Associates to encourage state residents to invest in “Section
529” education cost-savings plans.
The state signed a five-year contract with Walker + Associates worth more
than $3.2 million after an RFP, said LaKesha Page, director of college savings
at the Tennessee Treasury Department. The program did not have an incumbent agency.
The state wants to launch the initiative this quarter, with the goal of
helping the plan reach its annual benchmarks of $15 million ...