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Upcoming Events

  • 2022 AWD National Assembly
    Thu, Jun 16
    Westin National Harbor - Washington, DC
    Jun 16, 7:00 PM EDT – Jun 19, 12:00 PM EDT
    Westin National Harbor - Washington, DC, 171 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745, USA
    Join all AWD members for our annual gathering! Sharpen your wholesaling skills, connect with your community, build your professional network.
  • AWD: National Career Expo
    Sat, Jun 18
    Westin National Harbor - Washington, DC
    Jun 18, 9:15 AM – 11:45 AM EDT
    Westin National Harbor - Washington, DC, 171 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745, USA
    Career Expo & Job Fair for College Students! RSVP Optional. Just Show Up!
  • AWD LA Regional Dinner
    Thu, Aug 18
    Joey DTLA / Los Angeles, CA
    Aug 18, 6:00 PM PDT
    Joey DTLA / Los Angeles, CA, 700 W 7th St Ste S430, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA
    Come through! Come see your people !

 
Our 6th Annual National Assembly
has been postponed for 2 years (2020 & 2021) due to COVID-19. 

2022 is our year!

 
Join us in Washington, DC from
Thursday evening June 16th
through
Sunday morning June 19th, 2022


for Fellowship, Best Practices, Mentorship, Workshops, Sales Ideas, Updates on our DE&I Progress, Updates on our Community Outreach and much, much more!!!

REGISTER NOW

AWD Regional Dinner: Dallas

Thursday June 2nd 2022

AWD Regional Dinner: Seattle

Q3 2022 - Date TBD

AWD Regional Dinner: Houston

Q3 2022 - Date TBD

AWD | HBCU Wholesaler Development Program

brought to you by

the AWD Academic Outreach | DEI&B Committee

In Progress Right Now!

Spring 2022

AWD | HBCU SIE Training Program

brought to you by

Zahn Associates Inc

Spring 2022

AWD / Brighthouse Financial: Wholesaler Development Resources

Author Trevor Moawad: "It Takes What It Takes: How to Think Neutrally and Gain Control of Your Life"

CLICK to Redeem Your Free Book

Sarano Kelly - The Art of Virtual Selling <<< CLICK HERE

Recent AWD Events

AWD 2022 Philadelphia Regional Dinner

MIDA | Boston

Host: AWD Member Outreach Chair, Vic Howell

Tuesday April 19th 2022

AWD 2022 Atlanta Regional Dinner

Rock Steady Atlanta

Host: AWD Executive Committee Member, Wayne Ewan

Thursday March 24th  2022

AWD 2022 Q1 Quarterly Zoom

Guest: Western & Southern Gold Sponsor, Mark Caner, President of Distribution 

Tuesday March 8th  2021

AWD 2022 Philadelphia Regional Dinner

SOUTH Restaurant & Jazz Club

Host: AWD Member Outreach Committee Member, Rickie Taylor

Thursday January 27th  2022

AWD 2022 Q1 Virtual Business Plan Workshop

Guests: The Coalition for Equity in Wholesaling 

Thursday January 27th  2022

AWD 2021 Q4 Virtual Interview Workshop

Presenters: The Coalition for Equity in Wholesaling 

Thursday November 18th  2021

November 2021: AWD Virtual Assembly

Professionalism / Advisor Office Etiquette / Year End Best Practices​

AWD Executive Committee Update: Julian Curry​

November 16th 2021

AWD Regional Dinner: Nashville

Sinema

Guests: Jackson, D&I Director Cecil Brown & Jackson VIBE ERG President Alyssa Macon

Host: AWD Founder, Marlon Hall

Friday November 12th 2021

October 2021: AWD Virtual Assembly

2021 Gold Sponsor, Sammons Financial

Sammons Financial Head of Distribution, Greg Bonzagni

Sammons Financial SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Anne Cooper

Sammons Financial Talent Acquisition Director, Kristin Percival

October 19th 2021

AWD Regional Dinner: Chicago

STK Steakhouse

Guests: Sequoia System International, Royal Daughters of God & PMC-LLC

Host: AWD Founder, Marlon Hall

Tuesday October 12th 2021​

September 2021: AWD Virtual Assembly

DE&I / Academic Outreach Committee Update: Chair Ron Williams

New AWD Training Partnership

The Sequoia System, Business Development Officer: John Sierawski

 

"Capital Markets Workshop: Strengthen Your Acumen"

 

AWD Wholesaler Development Co-Chair: Gordon Henderson, CRPC

Equitable 1290 Mutual Funds, Regional Vice President

Tuesday September 14th 2021 6:30PM Eastern

Coalition for Equity in Wholesaling

August Virtual Meeting

Monday August 30th

12:00PM Eastern

August 2021: HBCU Wholesaler Training Program - Kickoff Meeting

AWD Academic Committee Committee Chair: Ron Williams

AWD Academic Outreach Committee Members

The Coalition for Equity in Wholesaling

The YARD Tour: Chuck Faush

Monday 08/30/2021 6:00PM - Zoom

August 2021: AWD Virtual Assembly

"Step Up Your Follow Up Game"

AWD Committeemen: Julian Curry & Terrell Golden

+ AWD Success Stories (We Have Many!)

Wall Street Wizards Mentorship Opportunities: Bill Thomason

The Art of Income: AWD DE&I Committee Member: Ted Mekonnen

Tuesday 08/24/2021 6:30PM

August 2021: Brighthouse Wholesaler Development Series

"Developing a 30-60-90 Day Plan" Workshop

Brighthouse Financial, VP: Kevin Macilvane

Brighthouse Financial Director: Tuan Nguyen, CLTC

Brighthouse Financial, Divisional Sales Manager: Tien Nguyen, CLTC

AWD Wholesaler Development Senior Committee Chair: Candice Darien, MSM, CLTC

Tuesday August 17th 6:30PM

Coalition for Equity in Wholesaling

July Virtual Meeting

Monday July 26th

12:00PM Eastern

July 2021: AWD | BH Wholesaler Development Series – "How to Run a Territory" Workshop

Brighthouse Financial VP, Divisional Sales Manager: Kevin Macilvane

Brighthouse Financial Divisional Sales Manager: Tien Nguyen, CLTC

Brighthouse Financial Director: Tuan Nguyen, CLTC

Thursday, 07/22/2021 6:30 PM EST

Coalition on Equity in Wholesaling Meeting

Monday June 28th 2021

Equitable, CEO Task Force on DE&I: Angela Martin & Shanene Muldrow

AWD Academic Outreach / DE&I Committee Chairman: Ron Williams

​More Information: Shanene.Muldrow@equitable.com

June 2021: AWD | BH Wholesaler Development Series – "Analyzing Your Wholesaling Business" Workshop

Keynote Speaker: Brighthouse Financial, VP & Divisional Sales Manager: Kevin Macilvane

HostCandice Darien, CLTC, MSM - AWD Wholesaler Development Senior Committee Chairperson

Panelists: Tuan Nguyen, CLTC & Tien Nguyen, CLTC - Brighthouse Sales Managers

Thursday, 06/24/2021 6:30 PM EST

AWD Monthly Virtual Assembly: Leadership Workshop: June 2021

Tuesday June 15th 2021 - 6:15 PM Eastern

2021 Gold Sponsor: Prudential Financial Senior Leadership Roundtable

"Demystifying the External Hiring Process"

Featuring: Seven Prudential Financial Sales & Distribution Senior Executives

(Kevin BraytonJim MulleryAnn NandaDon MallaviaRichard PorterNewman RochesterJim DiLorenzo

AWD Black Leadership Panel Discussion hosted by AWD President, Marlon Hall:

Martin Powell, CUNA Mutual - Head of Annuity Distribution

Barrett Wragg, T. Rowe Price - Head of Institutional Consulting & Private Wealth​

James Carter, Capital Group - Divisional Sales Manager, North Central US

Richard Porter, Prudential Financial - Divisional Sales Manager, Western US

Pamela Knight, BlackRock - Divisional Sales Manager, Western US

Coalition on Equity in Wholesaling Meeting

Monday May 24th 2021

Equitable, CEO Task Force on DE&I: Angela Martin & Shanene Muldrow

AWD Founder, President: Marlon Hall

AWD DE&I Committee Chairman: Ron Williams

​More Information: Shanene.Muldrow@equitable.com

AWD Monthly Virtual Assembly & Body Language Workshop: May 2021

Tuesday May 18th, 2021 - 6:30 PM Eastern

2021 Gold Sponsor Capital Group | American Funds

Featuring: Antonio Bass, CFA & Keon Scott, Capital Group | American Funds

Keynote Speaker: Nonverbal Communication, Sales & Body Language Expert: Linda Clemons

https://www.lindaclemons.com

Special Guest Speaker: Marriage Counselor & Family Therapist: Dr. Candice Cooper-Love

https://www.drcooplove.com

Coalition on Equity in Wholesaling Monthly Meeting

Monday April 26th 2021

Equitable, CEO Task Force on DE&I: Angela Martin & Shanene Muldrow

AWD DE&I Committee Chairman: Ron Williams

AWD Executive Committee Member: Howard Crockett

AWD Presentation to

State Farm: African American Employee Resource Group

"The Wealth Gap in African American Communities"

Wednesday April 21st 2021 - 2:00 PM Central

State Farm Sales Leader: Chad Pasley, ChFC

AWD Founder, President: Marlon Hall

AWD Monthly Virtual Assembly & Resume Workshop: April 2021

Tuesday April 20th, 2021 - 6:30 PM Eastern

2021 Gold Sponsor Jackson

Keynote: Jackson, Director of Talent Acquisition: Damon Shackleford

Special Guest: Jackson, Director of Diversity & Inclusion: Cecil Brown

Special Guest: Franklin Paterson Resume Professionals, CEO: Janis Ransom

AWD Presentation to

Equitable Black Leadership Network

The Men of BLN: Brother 2 Brother Session

Thursday April 8th 2021 - 5:00 PM Eastern

Equitable: Michael Locke, Clay Wells, Julius LightburnMicah Lewis

AWD Founder, President: Marlon Hall