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Sixth Annual Conference for African American Financial Professionals

BRYN MAWR, Pa., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by The American College, MetLife, and Northwestern Mutual:

      WHO: The American College is pleased to host the sixth annual Conference for African American Financial Professionals in partnership with MetLife, the founding and presenting sponsor, and Northwestern Mutual, the platinum sponsor. Once again, leading companies from across the financial services industry will come together to help promote the education and advancement of African American financial professionals during this unique industry event. More than 250 African American financial professionals at all stages of their careers, representing financial companies from across the United States, will be in attendance.

An agenda for the event can be seen at http://www.theamericancollege.edu/caafp6-2011/agenda.  Additional details are also available at event website:  TheAmericanCollege.edu/caafp6-2011/home.

The Honorable Cory A. Booker, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey will present this year's keynote address. Recently named one of "The World's 100 Most Influential People" by TIME magazine, Mayor Booker brings his passion for social change to the podium, drawing from a deep belief in service and social justice.

Also joining as a keynote speaker is Byron Pitts, CBS Chief National Correspondent and "60 Minutes" contributor. Pitts is the author of "Step Out on Nothing" an inspirational autobiography chronicling his rise from a disadvantaged youth.

WHAT: For the sixth consecutive year, The American College, the nation's leading educator of financial services professionals, is hosting a two-day conference that will provide participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to be successful as financial representatives and advisors.  

WHEN: Tuesday, August 16 to Wednesday, August 17, 2011

WHERE: Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

165 Courtland Street NE

Atlanta, GA 30303

WHY: Financial professionals play a significant role in helping individuals achieve long-term financial security. According to a poll conducted by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, 43% of Americans believe that financial planners have become more important since the financial crisis.

The Conference for African American Financial Professionals is designed to help participants deepen their expertise and better serve their clients who need guidance now more than ever.

CONTACT: To learn more about this event contact Francine Kaar at Francine.Kaar@TheAmericanCollege.edu or 610.526.1489               610.526.1489      

ABOUT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE

The American College is the nation's largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services.  Holding the highest level of academic accreditation, The College has served as a valued business partner to banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and others for over 84 years.  The American College's faculty represents some of the financial services industry's foremost thought leaders.  For more information, visit TheAmericanCollege.edu.

ABOUT METLIFE

MetLife is a subsidiary of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers in over 60 countries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.

ABOUT NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL

The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company – Milwaukee, WI (Northwestern Mutual), the "World's Most Admired Company" life insurance company in 2011 according to FORTUNE® magazine, has helped clients achieve financial security for more than 150 years. Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a holistic approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability insurance, annuities, investment products, and advisory products and services. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC, broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, limited purpose federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company; and Russell Investments. For more information, visit www.northwesternmutual.com.

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