New Leadership – President’s Address
It is a privilege to greet you as the 28th National President of the Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC). Standing on the shoulders of founders Nathaniel Harris and Robert Samuels is a daunting task that I take seriously and plan to fulfill with the skills and experiences I have gained from 32 years in the financial services industry, 6 years as an entrepreneur and 19 years as a leader of the Greater Kansas City Chapter. Working alongside National Vice President Melanie Lee-Kasuyi and seeking and incorporating feedback from our members and outstanding teams of directors and advisors will be invaluable.
A lot has changed since our inception in 1974 and the stakes are higher than ever before. There is no more “business as usual”. More of the same will produce more of the same. To maintain our viability, we must be more strategic about how we generate funding; attract, retain, develop and engage our multifaceted members; hold each other accountable for individual and collective performance; and measure our results. Our national board of directors created and adopted a national strategic plan during the 2017 Leadership Summit that will serve as our roadmap for the foreseeable future and our new scorecard will be our primary measurement tool. These documents will be transparent to all of our stakeholders.
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Leadership Summit – Reception Highlights
Sunday, July 23 – Saturday, July 29, 2017 Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (FRBKC), MO, 1 Memorial DR, Kansas City, MO 64198 Photos by: Gary Barber, Interactive Designer/Photographer – Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Photos edited by NottHeads read more
The HOPE Doctrine Poverty – John Hope Bryant
The HOPE Doctrine on Poverty says John Hope Bryant that there are three things that define poverty and struggle more than any other set of financial numbers ever could. As he outlines in his book, How the Poor Can Save Capitalism. My radical reimagining of the definition of poverty is what I call the HOPE Doctrine... read more