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MetLife and The American College Host 3rd Annual Conference For African-American Financial Services Professionals

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MetLife and The American College are hosting the third annual Conference for African-American Financial Services Professionals on May 7 – 8, 2008 at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, located outside of Philadelphia. Attendees will learn of the latest tools and techniques to take their businesses to the next level and have the opportunity to network with industry leaders. Participants also will have the chance to hear from Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter and award-winning journalist, Shon Gables host of TV’s Black Enterprise Business Report.

“We understand the importance of having advisors who are representative of the ethnic and cultural diversity found in communities across America,” said Thomas Stephens, who heads up MetLife’s Northeast Agency Distribution Group. “We’re proud to partner with The American College to educate and broaden the support network of African-American financial professionals, and we’re especially honored to be joined by Mayor Nutter and Ms. Gables this year.”

To enhance the success of financial representatives of color, the conference is focusing on providing a platform where new and inexperienced individuals can connect with more seasoned and knowledgeable financial professionals. All attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a series of interactive workshops that will help them better serve their clients and manage their businesses. All sessions will be presented by industry leaders and will address topics such as the economic outlook for 2008; transitioning from sales into management; and decisions to be considered for a sound retirement.

“The American College is dedicated to offering programs that develop and refine the skills of professionals so they can serve consumers knowledgeably, ethically and professionally,” said Dr. Laurence Barton, PhD, President and CEO of The American College. “Partnering with MetLife on this event furthers our mission of helping individuals become better financial services professionals.”

Registration for the conference is $100 and does not include accommodations or transportation. For more information or to register for the Third Annual Conference for African American Financial Services Professionals, visit or contact Kelly Loren Metzger at 610-526-1204 or

SOURCE: Black News


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  1. The Third Annual conference was my first as a financial services rep. The setting Cheyney State caused a very spiriual commraderie and community of people that arrived strangers and departed friends. I commend MetLife for the support. Now they must roll out a diversity campaign that promotes the values of AA financial representatives and their communities.

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