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 Recognizes the Juneteenth National Independence Day

Washington, D.C.-- Financial Services Professionals (FSP) released the following statement in recognition of the second Juneteenth national holiday:

"FSP commemorates the important Juneteenth national holiday which highlights the recognition of the Emancipation Proclamation to slaves in the State of Texas, the western edge of the Confederacy.  Although President Abraham Lincoln had issued it in 1863, the news did not reach Black slaves in Texas until June 19th 1865 when Union Troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas.   Although many Black people have celebrated Juneteenth for years, it was officially recognized in 2021 when Congress passed and President Joe Biden signed into law the Juneteenth National Independence Day.  FSP acknowledges that while we take pride in this celebration of freedom, faith, and family, many of the systemic problems facing the Black family in America which resulted from slavery and the violent and traumatic post-Reconstruction period, still exist and we must continue to work assiduously to address them to ensure a brighter, better future for Black people, in America and worldwide."

FSP is committed to diversity and inclusion and looks forward to continuing our important legal and policy work in finance, investment, economics, and related fields.