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.

Lawyers of Color* saluted black lawyers named to its most influential lobbyists and Capitol Hill staffers

The following FSP Members were recognized by Lawyers of Color:  Kimberly Ross, Lakecia Foster Stickney, Yana Miles, Bradley Knox, Cynthia Pullom, David Morgan, Hilary West, Fabrice Coles and De’Ana Dow

* Lawyers of Color is a 501(c)(3) devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession and advancing democracy and equality in marginalized communities. We celebrate attorneys of color and conduct research and studies regarding the intersection of the legal profession and social justice.

Lawyers of Color’s Caucus Issue 2019 is here. A digital version is available at this link.

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

Washington, D.C. - July 24, 2020

The Board of Financial Services Professionals is saddened by the loss of a true hero, the Honorable John Lewis, a titan in the Civil Rights Movement who devoted his life to the quest for justice and equality.  Congressman Lewis had numerous remarkable achievements, including being one of the original 13 Freedom Riders, serving as President of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and being a trusted lieutenant of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rep. Lewis was one of the Big 6 leaders who planned the March on Washington, where at age 23 he was the youngest speaker to address more than 200,000 people. In a confrontation with racists during the march from Montgomery to Selma on Bloody Sunday, he suffered a fractured skull at the foot of the Edmund Pettis Bridge. He was arrested 45 times for peaceful protests.  Fittingly, the Congressman’s last public appearance was a visit to Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C., in support of protests surrounding the senseless murder of George Floyd.   

We are grateful for his sacrifices and the key role that he played in the Civil Rights Movement, securing our right to vote and ending racial segregation.  We lift his family and the nation in prayer and commit to continue his fight for freedom, justice and equality.  Well done good and faithful servant. Rest in Heaven.