The American College of Financial Services has named Karim Hill executive director of its Center for Economic Empowerment and Equality, which it launched late last summer.
The center is dedicated to helping combat racial inequality and promote wealth creation and upward mobility in the Black community. Its Four Steps Forward pillars include developing the next generation of Black leaders in financial services firms and recruiting and retaining more Black professionals in the industry along with developing financial literacy programs for Black women and creating wealth in Black communities.
Hill is the co-founder of the Black Vanguard Alliance, an organization dedicated to improving the finances, education, safety and well-being of the Black community by empowering Black leaders and non-Black allies. He spent two decades working in financial services, at Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Capital One and Citizens Bank and most recently served as president and Chief Executive officer of the New England Business Association.