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5th Annual African American Briefing for Financial Professionals

March 23 -€“ 25, 2015
Washington, DC

The African American Briefing for Financial Professionals (AABFP) is an opportunity for leaders of the Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC) to learn from lawmakers, regulators, industry experts and government leaders what strategies government is developing to create jobs, grow businesses and revitalize communities.

African American Breifing for Financial PRofessionals

The briefing is also an opportunity for members to learn how they can be a resource to over challenges facing the financial services industry and capitalize on the annual multi-trillion dollar market business opportunity.


White House Tour tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, March 24th, 8:30AM.  In order to reserve your space, you must complete the pre-registration by 5:00PM Wednesday, 12/24.



Sunday, March 22, 2015

1:30 PM -“ 5:00 PM  Newseum 250,000-square-foot museum of news offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.  The featured exhibits are the €œMake Some Noise: Students and the Civil Rights Movement€ and 1964: Civil Rights at 50. € The Newseum is located at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001, (the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street, NW, Washington, DC, on America’s Main Street between the White House and the U.S. Capitol and adjacent to the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall).

5:30 PM  Dinner at Matchbox Restaurant, 1713 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20001


Monday, March 23, 2015

8:00 AM -€“ 5:00 PM Capitol Hill Visitor Center, First St SE, Washington, DC 20515

Briefing from Government Leaders

Roundtable Discussions including International experts.

11:30 AM -“ 1:00 PM Leadership Luncheon: Resilient, Receptive and Relevant: The Power of the African American Consumer – featuring Cheryl Pearson-McNeal, SVP, U.S. Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement, Nielsen.

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Evening Reception, Washington Marriott Marquis, Washington, DC. Sponsored by American Bankers Association (Registered Attendees Only)


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM  White House Tour (Registration Closed)

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM  White House Briefing

11:00 AM – 1:30 PM  CFPB Meeting

1:30 PM – 6:00 PM  Capitol Hill Briefing, Capitol Hill Visitor Center, First St. SE, Washington, DC 20515

6:45 PM Networking Dinner at Georgia Brown’€™s: Georgia Brown’€™s restaurant is a Washington D.C. favorite for visitors and natives of the Washington D.C. Chef Bryan Yearly, Georgia Brown’s Executive Chief, brings together the cooking influences of Africans, the French Huguenots and the Sephardic Jews from Portugal and Spain to provide attendees a uniquely diverse and history rich southern cuisines to enjoy while networking. **Attendees are responsible for their own transportation to dinner and the cost of dinner**


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

8:00 AM- 4:00 PM –  Think Tank – State of Minority Professionals in the Financial Services Industry Forum


Featured Speakers:

  • Sheila Clark Director of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Pamela A. Gibbs – Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Valerie J. Van Meter – Senior Vice-President, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer and Director, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Catherine Winter DiverseCity OnBoard at Maytree Foundation

Location: American Bankers Association Building, 1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036

2014 Event Highlights

Andrew Garrett

Kevin Brown

James Parks