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 2020 honorees here.
FSI members earn engagement points for participating in advocacy activities:
- Contributing to FSI PAC
- Meeting with legislators and regulators
- Hosting a congressional event for FSI members
- Providing hearing testimony
- Responding to calls to action
- Attending FSI Events
- Submitting an op-ed supporting an FSI advocacy issue
Winners are announced annually at FSI Forum & Capitol Hill Day.
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:
Director, Political Engagement