Association of African American Financial Advisors
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Association of African American Financial Advisors (AAAA) is delighted to welcome Jennifer Givens as its new Executive Director.
Givens joined AAAA in August this year from the Asset & Wealth Management business group of JP Morgan Chase & Co., where she oversaw government disclosure regulations. She holds a Bachelor of Health Administration degree from Central Michigan University and a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
“I look forward to continuing the financial empowerment work of Black and African American communities in hopes of closing the racial wealth gap between Black and White America,” Givens said.
The AAAA Board of Directors also elected a new Chairman of the Board.
Current AAAA Board Member and Chair of the Conference Planning Committee, Christian Nwasike, MBA, JSM, MFP, CRA, CTC, CLC, who is Principal and Executive Managing Partner at Practice Management Consultants, LLC, was appointed new Chairman of the Board and confirmed unanimously by the Board. Nwasike has been a member of the AAA’s Board of Directors for three years and previously served as the AAAA’s Treasurer. He assumed the role of Chairman of the Board on January 1, 2022.
“I am extremely grateful for the appointment and humbled by the unanimous support of my colleagues. As incoming President, I am proud to continue the strong foundation that was built by our outgoing President Lazetta Rainey Braxton. In that spirit, I ask to the AAAA community for their support as we continue our ambitious path of growth and impact,” said Nwasike.
Nwasike succeeds Lazetta Rainey Braxton MBA, CFP®, who has served as AAAA Board Chair since 2017.
Other AAAA Board members who left the Board in 2021 are René Nourse (Founder/CEO of Urban Wealth Partners), Barrett Wragg (Head of Institutional Advisory and Private Wealth at T Rowe Price), Malcolm Ethridge (Executive Vice President at CIC Wealth Management) and Lauren Taylor (Vice President, Head of Advisor Diversity and Inclusion at LPL Financial). AAAA will be forever changed by their inspiring leadership and commitment to our shared mission. We look forward to their continued support and commitment.
The AAAA leadership team is actively working to transition outgoing board members and seek to appoint new board members. If you are a current AAAA member and would like to become a member of the AAAA Board of Directors, email [email protected] for more information. Certain requirements apply.
Learn more about the AAA
AAAA is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization for African American financial advisors and affiliated professionals. AAAA was created to meet the needs and concerns of African American finance professionals. We work in alliance with academic leaders from HBCUs who support financial planning degree programs, legislative and regulatory bodies, financial services firms, and consumer interest organizations. The AAAA promotes the value of financial planning and advances the financial planning profession.
AAAA’s mission includes developing and promoting professional relationships between African Americans/Blacks and other professionals working in the financial services industry. The organization continually strives to expose its members to cutting-edge trends and opportunities in the financial services industry, which will help them advance their businesses and careers.
For more information: https://www.aaafainc.com
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