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Jun 17, 2022

Juneteenth honors the end of slavery in the United States and is a celebration of African American culture and progress. While Juneteenth marks the end of slavery, the beginning of the end occurred two and a half years earlier with the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. It was then that America's views regarding slavery began to shift.

Mar 24, 2022

This month is Women's History Month, and it's also National Ethics Awareness Month. I believe that women's history, like that of Black history, should be acknowledged year-long, and strengthening the ethical decision-making of organizations should also be a continuous pursuit. However, it is very appropriate for women and ethics awareness to be acknowledged simultaneously.

Jan 14, 2022

On Monday, America will honor the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a federal "day on, not off" for millions of Americans. Around the country, people will gather and volunteer to pay their respects to the late Dr. King, who recognized service as a means to bring people together and strengthen communities. Dr. King also recognized the importance of having mentors to help remove obstacles and bridge divides. This MLK Day, I invite you to explore the opportunity of serving - not only for a day but for a lifetime - as a sponsor.

Jan 03, 2022

For decades, The American College of Financial Services has been a trusted source of applied financial knowledge and education. In an age of great skepticism, you can rely on us to be the beacon, navigating whatever lies ahead with the truth.

Dec 16, 2021

My hometown, the place of my roots, where my feet have left, but my heart still resides, is in Bowling Green, Kentucky. I was in Bowling Green when the tornadoes descended. Like everyone, I hunkered down, unable to imagine the destruction that was ensuing. On Saturday morning, I saw with my own eyes the devastation and learned of the awful impact on my niece's neighborhood, where several of her neighbors lost their lives, including a child. Since then, I have been filled with immense gratitude. Gratitude that my niece was not harmed, that there was only minor damage to her property and that those I know and love survived.

Dec 06, 2021

Following the murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, a spike in Asian-American hate crimes, and the social unrest that ensued in 2020, DEI was propelled to the forefront of corporate America. DEI job postings increased by 123% between May and September 2020. Over 2,000 CEOs and presidents signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge, committing to advancing diversity and inclusion in their organizations and communities. And, since 2019, the number of Black board members in businesses has tripled. But can DEI progress be sustained?

May 10, 2021

The past year has been full of challenges, trials, and major shifts in the political and economic landscape, from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic to the tumultuous 2020 election season and the beginning of a new administration. Many of these developments have brought renewed attention and scrutiny to long-standing debates within the financial services profession on subjects from regulation to effective service models in an increasingly digital environment.

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Jul 20, 2020

At the outset of the COVID-19 crisis, Scott Davison and I connected by phone as we do each Tuesday evening. The circumstances of that conversation were surely jarring. COVID-19 was spreading across America, but with no visibility on the virus, we didn’t know how wide-ranging the tragedy had become.