WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Financial Services Institute (FSI) officially endorsed Chris Flint, President & CEO of ProEquities, and Senior Vice President, Distribution Companies, Protective Life Insurance Company, for the FINRA Large Firm Board seat. The election for this position will take place August 19. ProEquities and Protective Life Insurance Company are headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Flint received more than enough petition signatures from FINRA large firms to be included on the official ballot.
Dale Brown, FSI’s President & CEO, said: “We are very pleased to endorse Chris Flint for the FINRA Board. Chris combines a new level of energy and fresh perspectives with extensive experience developed over 23 years, thriving across nearly all functions of the financial services profession, including both retail financial advice and capital markets. We are confident that Chris will bring the vision FINRA needs, along with a strong commitment to strengthening diversity across our industry. We strongly urge all large firms to vote for Chris when they receive their ballots.”
In addition to his experience at ProEquities and Protective Life, Chris’s impressive tenure in the industry began in 1996, where he’s served as a sales, technology, compliance, operations and distribution leader.
Prior to joining ProEquities in 2015, he served as the President of Lincoln Financial Securities and the head of Lincoln Financial Network’s advisor recruitment and acquisition strategies. Prior to that, Chris was a Senior Vice President at Securities America and the Managing Director of Securities America Wealth Management Group.
Chris earned his M.B.A. and M.S. from Creighton University and his B.S. from The University of Alabama at Birmingham where he was a scholarship athlete. He holds his Series 4, 7, 24, 53, 63 and 66 as well as his CRPC designation.
Just as inspiring as Chris’s work accomplishments is his commitment to his community. He supports multiple charitable organizations including Ronald McDonald House, Heart Gallery of Alabama and several international charities through a community coalition that partners with ProEquities.
About the Financial Services Institute (FSI): The Financial Services Institute (FSI) is the only organization advocating solely on behalf of independent financial advisors and independent financial services firms. Since 2004, through advocacy, education and public awareness, FSI has successfully promoted a more responsible regulatory environment for more than 100 independent financial services firm members and their 160,000+ affiliated financial advisors – which comprise over 60% of all producing registered representatives. We effect change through involvement in FINRA governance as well as constructive engagement in the regulatory and legislative processes, working to create a healthier regulatory environment for our members so they can provide affordable, objective advice to hard-working Main Street Americans. For more information, please visit financialservices.org.
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