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LIAACC Leaders In Finance Network Committee Seeking Financial Services Industry Professionals

Left to Right: Panelist at LIAACC Leaders In Finance Committee Special Presentation at November General Membership Meeting of Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. – Darwin Smith, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones, Najee Simmons, Financial Representative, Northwestern Mutual, Marguerite Daniels, Financial Professional, Prudential Advisors, Victoria Addison, Independent Agent, Aflac, , Kenneth Marable, Financial Advisors Prudential, Tyler Sloves, Financial Advisor Emeritus, Prudential, and Marie Neilon, Talent Acquisition Manager, Prudential, and Chair of LIAACC Leaders In Finance Network Committee and Facilitator for LIAACC Financial Panel (Seated in audience 2nd Row, 2nd Seat from Right)




On November 28, 2018 the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.’s Leaders In Finance Network Committee presented a special finance panel comprised of a variety of financial service professionals geared towards empowering the African American community touching on a variety of topics.

Mission Statement: LIAACC Leaders In Finance Network serves the African American financial services community by providing networking and mentorship opportunities to finance professionals who are underrepresented in a predominantly white field, particularly at the management level.

Our mission is to advance the careers of our members by creating a platform for African-American financial services professionals to network within the field and access education relevant to the financial services profession.

*Networking: Increase your competitive intelligence & do business with people in other fields of financial services

*Mentorship: Research indicates that there are fewer AA Financial Professionals in part because there are fewer AAs in leadership roles. *Bringing AA Financial Professionals from various career levels together increases the visibility of managers and top producers providing encouragement and advice

*Education: Discussion topics to increase knowledge and build your business

*Accountability: Share your monthly goals to keep yourself and your peers on track to achieve your vision

Marie Neilon, Talent Acquisition Manager Long Island Premier Financial Group, and office of Prudential Advisors is the chair of LIAACC’S Leaders In Finance Network Committee

The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is an affiliate of the US Black Chambers, Inc. and its President Mr. Andrews is Past President of 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc.  Mr. Andrews is also the President-Emeritus of the Black Public Relations Society-New York an affiliate chapter of the National Black Public Relations Society. Mr. Andrews has appeared on WABC Here and Now and NBC’s Positively Black. Mr. Andrews is a Black Enterprise BE Modern Man.

If you are interested in the LIAACC Leaders in Finance Committee and are involved in the financial services industry and would like to be placed on the email list for the LIAACC Leaders In Finance Network email us at or to become a member log on to our website at

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