Join the network of diverse Financial Services Professionals in DC

Financial Services Professionals (FSP) is a career development and networking organization founded by Black financial services practitioners. Our membership has a cross-section of financial services industry representation including, but not limited to, the Federal Government, trade associations, corporations, law firms and academia.

In June, Julienne Joseph became the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Single Family Housing at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.


In June, Erica Miles became a Senior Consultant, SVP at Wells Fargo. Formerly, she was the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the U.S. House of Representatives.



In the fall, Tealanie Baldwin will begin her legal studies at Georgetown Law. She is the Manager of Government Affairs at Guardian Life and the Co-Chair of the FS Young Professionals Standing Committee.

Congratulations to our members!

Enjoy the many benefits of this professional association, such as: networking, professional development, job opportunities, policy discussions, resource connections, and engagement with senior-level policy makers.

Become Public Sector Member – $75.00
Become a Private Sector Member – $100.00

What Our Members Say

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    I have watched FSP grow and gain influence in DC over its 5 year history.  FSP is a recognized organization of respected professionals.  It quickly has become the “go-to” source for top-tier candidates to fill positions in both the private and public sectors.

    • De’Ana Dow
    • FSP Founder and Board Chair
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    FSP convenes a superlative group of seasoned government relations practitioners. I have been enriched by the variety of networking events held throughout the year. Notably, the organization’s esteem within the public policy ecosystem draws the full spectrum of stakeholders, including Members of Congress.  As a young professional, it has been great to connect with my peers in an inclusive setting.

    • Nana A.P. Nyanin
    • LPL Financial Assistant Vice President | Government Relations
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    FS Professionals has been a wonderful organization for engagement for me as a banker, a U.S. Treasury official, and an entrepreneur. It serves a crucial and important role in diversity and inclusion and the advancement of professionals on the Hill and Industry. The engagement of our elected officials, appointees, and staff is critical for policy in America.

    • C. Earl Peek, CPA
    • Founder and Managing Partner Diamond Ventures
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    FSP has provided the Black community with ample resources and connections to thrive in the financial services sector. I am truly appreciative of De’Ana Dow and the amazing Board Members of FSP. They’ve empowered Black people to feel like they belong in positions that were once unthought of. We’ve found a place to develop, so we can lead. And I thank FSP for that!

    • Yasmin Rigney Nelson
    • Senior Policy Advisor | Senator Kamala Harris

FSP Applauds Dr. Lisa Cook's Historic Confirmation to be First African American Woman to Join the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

Washington, D.C.-- Financial Services Professionals (FSP) released the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Dr. Lisa Cook to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors:

"FSP applauds the Senate confirmation of Dr. Lisa Cook to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve! As the nation deals with the ravages of four-decade high inflation, some of Dr. Cook's research has focused on the impact of racial injustice on the economy.  Dr. Cook brings a unique and long overdue perspective to the Fed that will add a conscience to arcane deliberations on interest rates, economic policy, and finance that will help this institution better promote a more inclusive economy that benefits all Americans. Ironically, some senators sought to cast aspersions on Dr. Cook's nomination, even as Blacks and other people of color earn less and suffer from higher unemployment. Their partisan opposition underscores the critical importance of having an economist who has the depth of vision to make economic decisions that consider the needs of the underprivileged and marginalized in our society. Dr. Cook’s expertise and unique perspective will benefit the Federal Reserve as it works to tackle higher prices, worried consumers, and higher borrowing costs.  FSP joins in the chorus applauding the leadership of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Banking Chairman Sherrod Brown, House Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters, and CBC Chair Joyce Beatty, all of whom played important roles in this successful nomination effort.  As Dr. Cook is serving out the term of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, it is our hope that Dr. Cook will be appointed to a full 14-year term on the Board in January 2024 so that the nation may benefit from her pioneering economic expertise."

FSP is committed to diversity and inclusion and looks forward to continuing to work with the Biden-Harris Administration as they fill critical roles in finance, economics, and related fields.