Financial services industry leaders recently joined forces to help promote the education and advancement of African-American financial professionals. Led by The American College and founding and platinum sponsor MetLife, the Fifth Annual Conference for African-American Financial Professionals was held on June 3-4, 2010 at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta.
Shown in the picture participating in a panel discussion at the event are, from left, Clyde Hill, ChFC, State Farm Insurance Companies, Pierre L. Greene, Northwestern Mutual and Eric M. Nation, New York Life.
This was the first time that so many leading companies came together to promote continuing education and diversity. Gold sponsors of the event included the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network and Prudential. Nationwide, New York Life, Penn Mutual, State Farm and Western & Southern Life, a member of Western & Southern Financial Group, were Silver-level sponsors.
During the two-day event, participants had the opportunity to network and learn from other successful African-American professionals and attend workshops led by powerful leaders throughout the industry.
The conference theme was “Empower Yourself: Commit to Your Education, Connect to Your Future.”