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 October, Julienne Joseph was promoted to Associate Director of Government Housing Programs and Member Engagement.

In October, Krystal Thomas was promoted to Senior Specialist for Industry Relations and Member Engagement, both at the Mortgage Bankers Association.

In November 2020, Laricke Blanchard became Vice President of Federal Government Relations at USAA. Laricke joins John Hughes, Senior Vice President of Government & Industry Relations.

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

January 26, 2021

Financial Services Professionals (FSP) congratulates the new Biden-Harris Administration on this historic occasion! We celebrate the historical importance of Vice President Kamala Harris as the first woman and person of Black and South Asian descent to serve as Vice President. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, fiercely contested election results, and an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol to disrupt the democratic voting process, we experienced a peaceful transition of power.

President Biden and Vice President Harris ushered in a new Administration with grace and dignity, while facing the daunting challenges of eradicating the virus, resuscitating our economy, and addressing the social and economic impacts on the most vulnerable. Not only has the pandemic wreaked havoc and devastation on our economy, it has exacerbated rampant inequality and disparities that have pushed Blacks and other minorities to the brink as they are faced with mounting bills, onerous debt, and a sharp drop in income. Stimulus packages helped mitigate some of the damage, but with the racial wealth gap expanding further, it is imperative to ensure that Black Americans do not fall farther behind.

Lastly, the domestic terror attacks on our nation’s Capitol demonstrated how fragile our democracy can be when radical groups are galvanized. It also demonstrated that racism is not only a part of our history, but that it continues to plague our society. We strongly condemn these hateful attacks! FSP looks forward to working with the Administration, policymakers, and the private sector to advance the goals of justice, racial equality, diversity and inclusion through our network of Blacks in the financial services industry.

FSP is a nonprofit, non-partisan, independent, volunteer association of Black professionals in the financial services industry.