Cetera Launches Black Advisor Community02/11/2022


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Cetera Black Advisor Community seeks to provide connection and continue to accelerate the inclusion of Black financial professionals into the Cetera family as well as the greater financial community at large.

Inaugural event slated for February 17, 2022

Cetera’s Black Advisor Community kicks off this Black History Month, with Co-Chairs Sylvester Thomas, Jr. and Milton Cooley, EA, leading the way. Thomas and Cooley, who also serve on the Cetera Advisor Diversity & Inclusion Council, will guide the community in its mission to serve, celebrate, and support accelerating the inclusion of Black financial professionals into the Cetera family as well as the greater financial community at large. The group seeks to promote growth and professional development of our members, create beneficial partnerships with friends and allies in the financial industry, and create positive awareness among the consuming public of our ability to serve their financial needs.

Cetera financial professionals encouraged to participate

The Cetera Black Advisor Community welcomes Cetera financial professionals of all backgrounds to join the community and engage in the discussions. The Inaugural Growth and Empowerment virtual event takes place Thursday, February 17 at 1 p.m. PT | 4 p.m. ET via Zoom. Event highlights include:

  • Discussion of growth and empowerment objectives

  • Roundtable discussion about priorities for growing the community

  • Relationship-building with fellow financial professionals across Cetera

Registration details

Curious to learn more? Please contact Milton and Sylvester via LinkedIn and/or email them via milton.cooley@ceterafs.com and sylvester.thomas@ceterais.com for registration details.

Sylvester Thomas, Jr. is a Vice President and Branch Manager at Cetera Investors, and Milton Cooley, EA is a Financial Advisor at Cetera Financial Specialists.


About Cetera Financial Group®

Cetera Financial Group (Cetera) is a leading financial advice firm. It empowers the delivery of an Advice-Centric Experience® to individuals, families and businesses across the country through independent financial advisors as well as trusted tax professionals and banks and credit unions. It’s headquartered at 200 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 1200 El Segundo, CA 90245-5670.

Comprehensive services include: wealth management solutions, retirement plan solutions, advisory services, practice management support, innovative technology, marketing guidance, regulatory support, and market research.

"Cetera Financial Group" refers to the network of independent retail firms encompassing, among others, Cetera Advisors LLC, Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, Cetera Investment Services LLC (marketed as Cetera Financial Institutions or Cetera Investors), Cetera Financial Specialists LLC, and First Allied Securities, Inc. All firms are members FINRA / SIPC.

Individuals affiliated with Cetera firms are either Registered Representatives who offer only brokerage services and receive transaction-based compensation (commissions), Investment Adviser Representatives who offer only investment advisory services and receive fees based on assets, or both Registered Representatives and Investment Adviser Representatives, who can offer both types of services.

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