Register here for VIRTUAL 31st Annual Pension and Financial Service Conference December 7-10, 2020

Register NOW: NASP Virtual 3rd Annual Consultant and Manager Retreat Thursday, October 8, 2020

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. 

Join us for our 3rd Annual Consultant and Manager Retreat! This experience will bring together consultants and minority and women-owned firm to dialogue and connect. Registration open:

Take a look at this video of Congresswoman Maxine Waters discussing NASP's Legislative Symposium and legislation supporting diversity in financial services!

See the McKinsey report on Racial Equity in Financial Services. A must-read!







NASP Board member Rendel Solomon takes some time to discuss his nonprofit: One Stock One Future, and his perspectives on the racial wealth gap. Check out the podcast here!


Take a look at NASP Board member, Paul Thornell, featured on NPR’s Marketplace discussing Black financial regulators in Wall Street!

Paul Thornell

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Pam Gibbs, Director of the Office of Women and Minority Inclusion, testified before the House Financial Services Committee Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee. The hearing focused on the work of all federal OMWIs in the federal government. Please see the text of her testimony here.