CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, November 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – LPL Financial LLC (Nasdaq: LPLA) today announced that financial advisors Sam Cone, Jessica McNamee CFPÂ®, CLUÂ® and Grace Yung CFPÂ® have joined the ‘Inclusion of advisors from the Company Council (AIC), which is made up of a diverse group of representatives with different backgrounds and specialties from affiliated companies and financial institutions, as well as executives from LPL.
Cone is a financial consultant with Pinsker Wealth Management in Greensboro, NC, as well as a lawyer and dedicated advocate for progressive causes within his community and state. He is a board member and treasurer of the NC Equal Access to Justice Commission and the NC Justice Center. McNamee is a director of Heartland Planning Associates, the financial planning and wealth management team located at Heartland Bank in central Ohio. She has over a decade of financial planning experience and is a coach and mentor to other advisors. Yung is Managing Director of Midtown Financial, based in Houston, Texas. She has provided counseling to individuals and families since beginning her practice in 1994, and is an active advocate and supporter of many organizations in her community.
âMembers of our Inclusion Council are industry advocates who work on behalf of thousands of other finance professionals to share experiences, help build a sense of community and seize opportunities to drive change and the growth. We are honored to welcome Sam, Jessica and Grace to the AIC family, âsaid Kraleigh Woodford, senior vice president of business development for LPL. âAs the pandemic continues to separate so many people, LPL’s Diversity and Inclusion team of advisors this year accelerated virtual and other engagement opportunities to help underrepresented advisors connect with peers. with similar backgrounds or clients. We recognize the value of engaging with peers to connect, learn from each other, and explore LPL resources designed to help counselors grow and improve their businesses.
VIDEO: Several members of the Inclusion Advisory Board discuss the importance of community at this year’s Focus conference.
The Advisor Inclusion Council has a direct impact on businesses
Created in 2018, the Advisor Inclusion Council, composed of 21 members, contributes to solutions for three main objectives:
- Attract more financial advisors under-represented in the industry to help reflect the changing market
- Help advisors overcome barriers to growth and enter new investor markets
- Create and cultivate inclusive communities for advisors to connect, learn and share best practices
By sharing their perspectives, expertise and experiences as advisors, members of the Advisor Inclusion Council provide essential guidance to LPL leaders, informing the development of inclusive business practices that support advisors in their mission to care for their clients. Member feedback has been incorporated into several new programs and events to help attract more advisors to LPL to reflect the changing market.
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