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Investing In Our Future Financial Wellness Series

We know our members need to be financially literate for college and career. NSHSS is hosting a webinar series throughout the early year to help our members gain that confidence. Join us for each session guided by leaders in finance and economics. 



7:00 PM ET

Money isn't everything; but money certainly makes life more enjoyable. We deal with money every day, but money can be a double-edged sword. In this workshop, Wealthy Habits will teach you how to avoid the money traps that can lead you down the road of debt and despair as well as how to make money work in your favor. You will learn the basics of financial literacy and how to start your journey of building smart financial habits.




7:00 PM ET

Better Money Habits® is a free financial education platform that provides a simple, accessible way to connect people to the tools, resources, and education they need to take control of their finances.

Better Money Habits is Bank of America’s signature financial wellness offering, empowering people to make informed and confident decisions at every step of their financial journey. Through Better Money Habits, you can be supported in becoming more financially resilient by connecting to informative resources, helpful tips, and inspiring experiences that help you achieve your financial goals. Learn more about this resource during this webinar session.




7:00 PM ET

The Basics of Saving and Investing and Careers in the Financial Services Industry

This presentation by the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion and the Office of Investor Education and Advocacy will cover managing credit and debt, the importance of starting to save and invest early, and understanding the risk and returns of investment products. Topics covered will also include the red flags of investment fraud and questions to ask before investing. The presentation will also discuss careers at the SEC and the financial services industry.


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Session #1 Presenters

Tracy Tanner is the Executive Director of an Atlanta based nonprofit with a focus on educating youth and young adults on financial literacy. Beginning in 2011, Ms. Tanner created the Wealthy Habits program which has taught more than 7500 students.


Yini Luo joined the organization in 2019 after graduating Emory University. Her passion for curriculum and making a difference in the lives of others has made her a perfect fit as the Wealthy Habits Curriculum Designer and Program Coordinator.

Session #2 Presenters


Zarona joined Bank of America as a part time teller in January 2003. Since then she has worked across increasingly challenging roles in the financial center, and is now the Sr. Operations Manager responsible for leading a team of Operations Analysts that support the operational success of the Georgia Region. Before her current role, Zarona was the Financial Center Manager at the Wade Green Financial Center, which is the third largest Financial Center in the Northwest Atlanta Market, serving over 4000 clients monthly across Retail, Preferred and Small Business segments. Zarona graduated from the Southeast Division Market Leadership Development Program in 2019 and is also a member of the Georgia Region Executive Council. Zarona is a native of Trinidad and Tobago and now lives in Kennesaw Georgia with her husband Mahindra and her son Alexander.


Joshua Roberts is one of two Senior Operations Managers at Bank of America where he leads a team of operations analysts supporting the Georgia Region with coaching and development,  process improvement, and risk mitigation. Joshua joined Bank of America in June of 2014 where he served where he grew up in Prince Georges County, Maryland. After successfully propelling two different locations to exceptional performance he transferred to Georgia to continue the trend in 2017. It was in Georgia where his skill set and leadership ability granted him the opportunity to reach outside of his financial center and make impact region wide most notably receiving a promotion in 2020 to his current role. He currently serves on the Georgia Region Executive Council and is the chair of Leadership Development for the Georgia Region Courageous Action Council which focuses on diversity and inclusion. He also is an active member of the Atlanta Chapter of The Black Professional Group Employee Network.

Session #3 Presenters

Alan E. Sorcher is an Assistant Director in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA). Alan assists OIEA in its mission to inform and educate investors on frauds and other information relevant to investing in securities. Earlier in his career, Alan was a Branch Chief in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, a Senior Advisor at Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, and Senior Counsel at the Federal Reserve Board. Alan holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the Boston University School of Law.



Evelyn R. Williams is a Senior Program Manager in the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) where she’s worked since February 2014. She has worn many hats since serving in this role, to include responsibility for the SEC’s student mentoring program: Professionals Reaching Out to Promote Learning and Excellence for Students (PROPELS), Contract Management, Policy Review and Development, OMWI’s Diversity and Inclusion Training Program, the Special Emphasis Program Manager and liaison for the Employee Affinity Groups (EAGs), Financial Literacy and Outreach and Recruitment.

Ms. Williams joined the SEC’s Office of the Chief Operating Officer in August 2011, as the Chief, Facilities Management Branch. Prior to joining the SEC, she served in a numerous managerial roles for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in various roles within organizational Operations. Ms. Williams has over 30 years of federal service. Ms. Williams explored her interest in Management Studies while attending the University of Maryland, University College. Her interests include creative endeavors, nature, and photography. Her love of international travel has taken her to both South and West Africa, Asia, Egypt, Europe, and the United Arab Emirates.



Robert A. Marchman was appointed to the new position of Senior Policy Advisor on Diversity and Inclusion at the SEC in January 2020. His responsibilities include advising the SEC Chairman and OMWI Director Pamela Gibbs on the development and implementation of strategies to promote diversity and inclusions within the SEC and through external engagement with agency partners and market participants. In addition, Mr. Marchman assists the agency’s on-going efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in underserved portions of the investor community. Prior to re-joining the SEC, Mr. Marchman held senior executive roles variously leading regulatory groups at FINRA and the NYSE. While at FINRA he served on the company’s Executive Leadership Diversity Council. Mr. Marchman, the first African-American Executive Vice President at the NYSE, developed the NYSE’s diversity program and was Chairman of NYSE Diversity Council from its inception until his departure. Prior to joining the NYSE, Mr. Marchman was a Branch Chief in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement in Washington, D.C. Mr. Marchman, a graduate of Allegheny College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, is a frequent speaker on diversity, inclusion, and equity issues impacting the financial services industry.