About the FCS
Founded in 1967, the FCS is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving professional standards in financial marketing communications through a mission of community, education and philanthropy. We provide industry professionals with a multi-faceted forum for gathering relevant information, sharing actionable ideas and building valuable relationships with fellow practitioners. FCS Members hold senior and mid-level management positions in advertising, marketing, PR, IR, corporate communications, and social and digital media at financial services and fintech firms including banks, brokerages, asset managers, exchanges, insurance companies, etc. Members from the broader financial services ecosystem represent associations, agencies, including branding & creative, PR & comms, content, research, and media-buying; as well as leading publishing and media companies, such as broadcast, print, out-of-home, and online outlets. Our Young Members Circle welcomes professionals age 35 and under, including those in entry-level positions.
The FCS Experience
From the caliber of our featured speakers, presenters and judges, to the leading brands of our corporate members, to the compelling missions of the charities we support, the FCS delivers a powerful experience for our community.
- Access to exclusive virtual members-only events
- Discounts on all in-person FCS events
- Access to the online FCS Member Directory
- Complimentary participation in the FCS Mentorship Program
- Leadership opportunities on FCS committees
- Discounts to various industry functions, events, and publications
The FCS in Action
Enjoy these photos from our recent events and activities.
The Financial Communications Society is led on a national basis by a Chief Executive Officer and Executive Committee and governed by an elected Board of Directors. The CEO oversees a Regional Board comprising the Presidents and Vice Presidents of each regional chapter.
Board Vice Chair
The Ward Group
The Wall Street Journal | Barrons Group
Board of Directors
Eligible members may be elected to serve as Board Directors, each with a responsibility to lead FCS events and activities under a commitment of “time, talent and treasure.” The Board is limited to 25 Directors, and each Director, meeting ongoing eligibility, must stand for election every year.
VP, National Ad Sales, Institutional Finance
BNY Mellon Wealth
CNBC | NBCUniversal
Bank of America
Regional chapters are managed by a Board-appointed President, who in turn appoints a Vice President and recruits and oversees a Regional Steering Committee.
Principal Global Investors
Vice President, Philadelphia
Substance Strategy & Creative
President, FCS West
Marketing Leadership Roundtable
Originally founded in 2012, the FCS Marketing Leadership Roundtable is an elite group of senior marketing executives who meet at exclusive sessions hosted by the FCS that provide for discussions, research and insights to elevate best practices in our industry disciplines. Roundtable members also provide guidance to the FCS on the development of event content and industry leadership.