FCS isn’t optional for me – it’s part of my job as a salesperson for Morningstar. The content and networking are incredibly valuable, and the philanthropic mission is icing on the cake.
Vice President & Senior Sales Director, Advertising, Morningstar, Inc.
The FCS is a powerful network and driving force for thought leadership within the financial marketing community. The philanthropic efforts are truly commendable and provide members the opportunity to give back in a variety of ways from volunteer work, charity events, mentorship or through their DE&I programming.
Head of East, Bloomberg Media
The value the FCS provides to the financial services industry is unparalleled. Its voice helps to educate and guide the industry forward, its gatherings provide peer community and lasting friendships and its philanthropic initiatives help to generate awareness and goodwill.
The Mentoring Program is one of the most rewarding aspects of my membership. As a mentor, I have helped mentees define and achieve their career goals, and I have learned a ton from my mentees as well. As Co-Chair, I enjoy the quarterly gatherings of all mentees and mentors because it’s always a lively and honest conversation. Everyone is eager to share their challenges and successes, and I leave the meeting charged to tackle something new.
President and Chief Creative Officer, Leibowitz
I’m proud and privileged to have been associated with the FCS for many years. What really hooked me is attending Race for Kids at Stowe. Hearing from the children and their families who have benefitted from our support is always touching and inspirational. Being part of the FCS community and contributing to our charities has been a career highlight.
Managing Director, The Ward Group
I have been a part of the FCS community for well over a decade and a board director for 8+ of these years. Nothing has been more gratifying than the phenomenal friends and colleagues within this network coupled with insightful thought leadership and education, while also helping the communities around us. I am proud to be a part of this 50+ year trailblazing not-for-profit organization!
Global CMO, SMC Blockchain Org.
Being a part of the FCS has helped me create a boundless professional network. I’ve been able to form relationships that have extended into lifelong friendships with intelligent, helpful and caring individuals in the financial marketing community.
VP Brand Strategy, BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Every single FCS event I’ve attended has yielded at least one actionable insight or invaluable personal connection.
Members can view and download a complete directory of fellow members.
One of the key benefits of FCS membership is eligibility to participate in our highly successful Mentoring program as either a Mentor or a Mentee. Interested members submit an application, which is reviewed by our Mentoring Committee. Mentors and mentees are paired based on an alignment of mentee goals and mentor experience. Pairs are asked to meet at least monthly, virtually or in-person. The Committee stages quarterly “check-ins” for all pairs, typically in a virtual event format. Pairs also receive invitations and discounts to select FCS events. Mentorship extends for a 12-month period; upon “graduation,” mentees are encouraged to continue the relationship and are invited to participate in additional mentoring relationships as desired. For more information or to request an application, email us at [email protected].
Every FCS event and activity is planned, organized and executed by a committee of dedicated volunteers. To get involved in a regional chapter, please contact the leadership of your local chapter. For national committees and for activities based in New York, please contact FCS Board Director John McCormick or FCS CEO Kevin Windorf.