Speaker’s Bureau Chair

Beth Ann Coleman

Beth Ann Coleman is Chief Compliance Officer of Fairfield Residential Company LLC a privately held multi-family owner, operator, developer of real estate projects and through its wholly-owned subsidiary  Fairfield Realty Advisors LLC provides investment management services to sponsored funds.  Ms. Coleman earned her M.B.A. in Financial Economics from Pace University, New York and her B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations from the State University of New York at Binghamton.  Prior to joining Fairfield, she was Head of Employee Support Group for Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. in Jacksonville, FL and Deputy Chief Compliance Officer of Allianz Global Investors U.S. Holdings LLC in San Diego.  She has over 20 years of compliance experience supporting investment advisers and financial service companies.   Ms. Coleman is a member of the National Society of Compliance Professionals and previously served as the President of the Southern California Compliance Group in 2013.

Speaker’s Bureau Chair Summary

It shall be the Speaker’s Bureau Chair’s obligation to fulfill a one-year term, at the appointment of the President, undertaking the following:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The Speaker’s Bureau Chair will request a short biography from each speaker enabling the Members to see the Speaker’s professional credentials and contact information.  The important part of this duty is to locate QUALIFIED people who are knowledgeable and experienced in the topic(s) chosen.  It is not enough to simply have a body show up and fumble through a talk that offers little value to our membership.  Lead-time is important here to search for an appropriate speaker in time for each quarterly meeting.
  • Consult with the Officers and Members of SCCG to determine topics that are of interest to the Group each quarterly meeting. Query will be made at each monthly Officer conference call as to potential topics for guest speakers.
  • Once potential topics are selected, the Speaker’s Bureau Chair will obtain a qualified speaker for that topic(s).  The search will consist of networking through existing contacts in the community; contacting broker-dealer firms, Investment Advisory firms and attorneys while keeping in mind that those speakers cannot be members of a Self-Regulatory Organizations (SRO) such as FINRA.  However, if the speaker has recently retired from such an organization, their information may be topical and informative.  Exceptions may be made with approval from the membership.
  • Once a speaker is obtained, it should be made clear to them that this is a voluntary, non-profit organization and no honorarium will be paid. However, parking and lunch will be provided. The speaker should be given clear directions as to location, date and time and you should check with them the week (or even day) before the quarterly meeting.

 

Qualifications:

Must be a member in good standing of the SCCG and be appointed by the President.  In addition, successful execution of the duties requires that an individual be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Skills and Abilities:

Ability to carry projects to completion without frequent supervision

Outgoing Personality

Knowledge of the industry and its components