Members Hill Meeting

FSI Advocacy Circle of Excellence

The FSI Advocacy Circle of Excellence recognizes FSI members who are top advocates for the independent financial services industry, demonstrating outstanding commitment to advancing our advocacy priorities. View the 2023 honorees here.

FSI members at Capitol Hill Day

FSI members earn engagement points for participating in advocacy activities:

Honorees are announced annually.

FSI members meeting with a member of Congress

FSI Stephen R. Kareta Excellence in Advocacy Award

The Stephen R. Kareta Excellence in Advocacy Award is awarded to those in the Advocacy Circle of Excellence who have truly gone above and beyond in the past year. The recipients are visible in their communities and in Washington, D.C., building relationships with their elected officials and working to engage other FSI members.

The award is named after Stephen Kareta who was a model FSI member and powerful advocate throughout his long career in the independent financial services industry. He served as Chair of FSI’s Marketing, Growth & Development Council, and enthusiastically championed FSI’s financial literacy efforts and broader advocacy mission at every opportunity.

Who to Contact

If you have any questions about the FSI Advocacy Circle of Excellence or how to become more involved, please contact:

Matt Landers
Director, Political Engagement