Regional Chapters and YMC

New York

The birthplace of the FCS, New York remains the hub of all national events, such as the Portfolio Awards Gala and Financial Marketer of the Year Gala. In addition, the national Board Directors are each responsible for leading up to two local events or activities a year — from luncheons and breakfasts to our annual Holiday Party to our Billiards & Libation Tastings nights and Golf & Tennis Day.


  • November 30, 2023


    Financial Marketer of the Year Gala 2023 – SOLD OUT

    FMY Finalist Pinki Mehta

    SVP/MD, Global Marketing and Digital Experience

    FMY Finalist Andrea Brimmer

    Chief Marketing and PR Officer

    FMY Finalist Lynn Teo

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Leadership Award Recipient Arielle Gross Samuels

    Global Head of Marketing

    New York


  • December 3, 2023

    Northwestern Mutual and CMO Lynn Teo Named FCS Financial Marketer of the Year for 2023

    The Financial Communications Society (FCS) announced tonight that Northwestern Mutual and Chief Marketing Officer Lynn Teo have been named the 2023 FCS Financial Marketer of the Year. The award was presented at the New York Yacht Club during a sold-out gala dinner. A panel of 14 senior marketing executives reviewed this year’s diverse array of […]

    New York


Since 2010, the FCS has staged content-driven events in Boston. The chapter is currently led by president AnneMette Bontaites, Wall Street Journal | Barron’s Group, and VP Melissa More.



  • December 3, 2023

    How big is the impact of the end of cookies on marketing attribution

    This article was provided by Andrew Chesney of FCS Corporate Member Fundamental Media. Research by Alphix Solutions and Fundamental Media reveals the scale of the problem and why marketers should act now Key points: From 2023, third-party cookies will no longer be supported by browsers, which will also affect first-party cookies The impact of this […]



One of our most active chapters, Charlotte has been home to FCS events since 2015. The current chapter president is Brian Roach, Ally.




Since 2010, the FCS has staged content-driven events in Chicago. The chapter is currently led by president Rachel O’Block, Dotdash Meredith.


  • September 28, 2023

    Digital Innovation in Financial Services Marketing (Chicago)

    Panelist Jacob Holtgrewe

    Global Head of Paid and Social Media

    Panelist Frank Tirado

    Head of ETF Marketing

    Panelist Sumeet Grover

    SVP, Chief Digital & Marketing Officer

    Presenter / Moderator Frank Dudley





Chapter president Ed Nini, Principal Global Investors, currently leads our presence in Philly, where we’ve held events since 2016.



FCS West (San Francisco, Denver, Los Angeles, Seattle)

The FCS began holding events west of the Mississippi in 2013, when we launched the FCS West regional chapter out of San Francisco. Since then we’ve also hosted events in Denver and Los Angeles. Today, under chapter president and former Board Director Abiy Bekele, SmartBrief (Future PLC), we expect to add Seattle to list of FCS West host cities.


  • November 28, 2023


    Human-Centric and Purpose-Driven Marketing

    Moderator Chris Portella

    EVP, Global Managing Partner

    Panelist Rob Chen

    Managing Director

    Panelist Thierry Cornet

    VP, Integrated Marketing- Media & Paid Social SME

    Panelist Jessica Ulin

    Senior Director

    San Francisco


Young Members Circle

FCS YMC is the exclusive committee for dues-paying members age 35 and younger. YMC hosts its own events, focusing on financial marketing topics as well as career planning, personal brand building, social networking and community services. Annual membership is discounted and provides a discount to all in-person FCS events.