Register for NASP VIRTUAL 31st Annual Pension and Financial Service Conference at 

December 7-10, 2020 & December 16, 2020. 

To view the full virtual conference agenda, click here

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Speakers include:

Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO, Ariel Investments
Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor, City of Atlanta
Shawn Wooden, Treasurer, State of Connecticut
Michael Frerichs, Treasurer, State of Illinois
Dr. Nat Irvin, Futurist, University of Louisville
Arlene Isaacs-Lowe, President, Moodys Foundation
Lori Lightfoot, Mayor, City of Chicago
JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois
Runa Alam, CEO, DPI

Special Remarks: Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor, Morgan Stanley
Special Remarks: Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio)

Check out our NASP Conference Trailers for a taste of the conference experience! 

City of Chicago Treasurer - Melissa Conyears-Ervin

NASP President and CEO Ron Parker chat with Nat Irvin, Business Professor and Futurist from University of Louisville.

Women's Forum Teaser from NASP Sponsor Nationwide

The National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP) is the premier organization that assists people of color and women achieve inclusion in the financial services industry. NASP:
  • Connects members to industry leaders and business opportunities; 
  • Advocates for policies that create equal representation and inclusion;
  • Provides educational opportunities; and 
  • Works to build awareness about the value of ensuring that people of color and women are included in all aspects of the financial services industry.

NASP was founded in Chicago in 1985 by Maynard H. Jackson, Felicia Flowers-Smith, Joyce M. Johnson & Donald Davidson. The organization has grown to become a resource for diverse professionals within the financial services industry. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., NASP currently has 11 local chapters throughout the United States and boasts a membership of over 500.

NASP Leadership


Ronald C. Parker joined NASP as President and CEO in November 2019. For more than six years, Parker served as President & CEO of The Executive Leadership Council where he led the organization through unprecedented growth in the areas of membership, brand relevance, program development, and organizational & financial stability. He has been an active member of the organization since 1995, serving on both the Executive Leadership Council and the Executive Leadership Foundation Boards of Directors for several years. Parker held numerous senior executive and C-Suite roles at PepsiCo, Inc. during his 30-year tenure with the organization. In 2010, he retired from PepsiCo, Inc. as SVP, Human Resources/Labor Relations & Global Diversity & Inclusion. 

SEC holds an end of the year session on Diverse Asset Managers. Read the full article here:

NASP and other like-minded organizations appeal to Biden Team to hire more Minorities Business Executives for Cabinet posts. Read the full article here:

NASP Conference Speaker Dana Peterson speaks on economic impact of racism:







We congratulate our 2020 NASP Conference Award winners!

NASP Honoree