Federal Reserve Bank Kansas City President Esther L. George exclusive interview with the Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC) generates praise from as far away as Australia.
Washington, DC  November 2013
Federal Open Market Committee member Esther L. George presents a cutting edge financial briefing to the Urban Financial Services Coalition covering the activities of the Federal Open Market Committee, highlights of the activities of Central Banks around the world, commentary regarding the current job/ economic climate and professional development tips for financial professionals.
This event is part of the ongoing professional development programming provided by the Urban Financial Services Coalition, a well known service and development organization with a 40 year history.

To ensure the full and equitable participation of people of color at all levels in the financial services industry.
To be the pre-eminent financial services organization that provides professional development programs, supports educational advancement and promotes economic empowerment for its members and minority communities at large.
Year Established: 1974
Number of Chapters: 23
Current Contacts: 9000
Past Presidents: 25

Virtual Professional Development Series Rewind

African American Briefing for Financial Professionals – March 19, 2012
On Monday March 19th approximately 40 financial services professionals convened at SunTrust Plaza in Washington DC to participate in the 2nd annual African American Briefing for Financial Professionals.  The group received updates from representatives of a number of agencies and organizations sharing the latest information on activities they currently have underway.  And more importantly, these agencies expressed interest in, and made suggestions for how they might partner with UFSC and gain access to insights from our members.  The following day we had the opportunity to take a tour of the East Wing of the White House. Read More…

Transformational Thursday – May 17, 2012 – “Enhance your Personal Brand and your Career with LinkedIn” byDiane Crompton, Social Media and Personal Branding Strategist.
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Tuesday Tips – Small Business Series – April 10, 2012 – Sponsored by SunTrust
Virtual Tele-Seminar with Philip Picillo, Senior Vice President, Treasury Management Service and Sales, SunTrust
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Tuesday Tips – Small Business Series – April 3, 2012
“Last Minute Tax Strategies for Small Businesses”
Virtual Tele-Seminar with Philip Kirby, Owner of Kirby and Associates
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San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
6th Annual Strategic Economic Summit
March 21, 2012


  • Mr. Mark Calvey – Senior Reporter, San Francisco Business Times- Banking & Finance
  • Mr. Edwin Chow – Regional Director and Manager of the new Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Western 18 State Region office in San Francisco
  • Mr. David Jackson – Senior Vice President, Comerica Bank, Commercial Business Banking Director
  • Mr. Aubrey Stone – CEO, California Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Professor Lesley Stewart – LNS, Unlimited, Inc., NC100BW

Mistress of Ceremonies – Ms. Leeta Clark
Hot topic areas discussed:
• Economic outlook for 2012, National & Local strong and weak sectors
• Top impact areas career employees vs. entrepreneurs should manage in 2012
• How might strategic planning differ for Boomers vs. Gen X vs. Millennial?

Western Region Fall Business Meeting
November 18 – 19, 2011
San Francisco Financial District
Hosted by UFSC San Francisco Chapter
Walter Brown – Chapter President & Western Region Representative
Lizzie Evans – Western Region Vice President
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UFSC Programs and Sponsors Forum – showcasing UFSC professional development programs

Mark I Emerging Leaders Apprentice Challenge Program

100 Days 100 Jobs Campaign

Pacific Coast Banking School “Rise Above The Rest Scholarship Program

Games Night – Networking with professionals from various centers of influence, fun games and prizes!

Business Meeting – a panel strategy discussion with thought leaders from various national professional organizations (The National Association of Black Accountants, The 100 Black Men, The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, The National Association of MBAs, The Coalition of Black Professional Organizations)

Chapter Leadership Awards and Recognition Luncheon

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