The Washington, D.C.-based Association of African American Financial Advisors (AAAA) is conducting its 2019 VISION Conference at the Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Riverfront Hotel Sept. 15-18.
Several speakers are scheduled to participate during the four-day event including Jane Elliott, a noted speaker and teacher; Chuck Self, COO of iShares; Pam Gibbs, director of the Security and Exchange Commission’s Office of Women and Minority Inclusion; Terrance Martin, a financial planning professor at Utah Valley University; Rickie Taylor, regional director of Retirement Plan Consultants; and Nat Glover, a leadership expert at Edward Waters College.
Also scheduled to give presentations are Cheryl Ajamu, CEO of Ajamu Group; Gregory B. Simon, managing member of Greg Simon LLC; Jacqueline Campbell, head of diverse advisor engagement at JP Morgan Chase; Deloria Nelson, president of Authentic Culture and Engagement Solutions Inc.; Chris Thuku, vice president at T. Rowe Price; Andre Gavin, account manager at MoneyGuidePro; and David Patchen, senior vice president at Raymond James.
“We are excited about the opportunity to network with, learn from and mentor other African-American Financial professionals,” said a press release announcing the event. “AAAA’s annual VISION Conference is one of the largest peer-to-peer learning and sharing environments in the financial services industry where black or African-American financial advisors pick up ideas and best practices from their peers and industry experts, while also sharing the best ideas from their unique experiences in the industry.”
AAAA says VISION – which stands for Value, Impact, Succeed, Influence, Optimize, Now – is a unique gathering of financial professionals who value the expertise, contributions, and collaboration of African Americans in the financial services profession, and is the premier annual gathering for African-American/black financial professionals.
The mission of AAAA includes developing and fostering professional relationships among African American and other professionals working in the financial services industry. Its members and VISION attendees have diverse levels of experience ranging from new entrepreneurs to seasoned and established professionals. The organization says it strives to expose its members to cutting-edge trends and opportunities that will assist them in advancing their businesses and careers.
Visit here for more information and to register for the event.