Cetera's Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer Celebrated as Eisenhower Fellow10/19/2021


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Cetera’s Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer Celebrated as Eisenhower Fellow

Chantalle Couba recognized for efforts to explore solutions on how organizations can better support women

October 17, 2021 - LOS ANGELES — Cetera, one of the industry's largest networks of financial professionals, today recognizes Chantalle Couba for the completion of her Eisenhower Fellowship. Named for America’s 34th president, the Eisenhower Fellowship program brings together innovative leaders to tackle significant challenges and create positive change in the world. Since 1953, nearly 2,400 mid-career leaders from 115 countries have been selected to participate in the fellowship program.

Couba was selected to participate in the program for her exemplary leadership and commitment to the Eisenhower Fellowship’s mission of making the world more just, peaceful, and prosperous. As a 2019 USA Eisenhower Fellow, she researched and studied the intersectionality of female leaders’ personal and professional experiences. Her work produced valuable insights about the demands and obstacles that women in these roles face, and contributed to the development of innovative and practical solutions that improve both performance and quality of life.

For decades, the Eisenhower Fellowship Program has sent outstanding ascendant American leaders overseas to learn best practices that they can then apply to their communities when they return home. These leaders from across the United States travel to Europe, Africa, Asia, South America, and the Middle East, broadening their horizons and expanding their approaches to problem-solving as they pursue individual projects.

“The invaluable gifts of this experience include learning to harness the power of public and private partnerships, experiencing the revitalizing power of generosity among global leaders, and gaining a lifelong network of change agents to both call upon and support,” said Ms. Couba.

Bringing the extraordinary experience and achievement from her fellowship, as well as her professional experience in wealth and risk management strategy and advisory, Couba joined Cetera earlier this year as Cetera’s Chief of Staff, Office of the CEO. In addition, she serves as the organization's Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer, where she leads the firm's strategy and implementation initiatives in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB). She’s currently leveraging her industry and research acumen, and lived experience to guide Cetera's multi-faceted, multi-year DEIB program.

In addition to her leadership position at Cetera, Couba is a Board Member of Inroads, a non-profit organization founded to address the lack of ethnic diversity in corporate America.

“The Cetera family congratulates Chantalle on the completion of her fellowship,” said Cetera Chief Executive Officer Adam Antoniades. “It’s been a privilege to see her talent and perspective at work within the Cetera organization, and we’re proud to see her passion for creating new pathways for women extend to the communities we serve and the world-at-large as part of her work with the Eisenhower team.”

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.

The Excellence in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards recognize honorees each year who have demonstrated great leadership in advancing the diversity and inclusion cause in the financial advice industry. The Investment News staff and an advisory board of industry experts scoured hundreds of nominations to select these honorees to be profiled for their efforts toward making the financial advice industry more equitable and inclusive. Listing in this publication and/or award is not a guarantee of future investment success. This recognition should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor by any client.

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