BAI welcomes young professionals into its Emerging Leaders Network; applications still open

CHICAGO, IL (July 17, 2018)BAI announced 40 young professionals have been selected to join the BAI Emerging Leaders Network as part of its early acceptance program. BAI is still accepting applications now through July 25, 2018.

The BAI Emerging Leaders Network is a selective professional development network dedicated to fostering the growth of future leaders who will drive positive change in the financial services industry. This network provides learning, mentoring, networking and recognition opportunities to aid in the development and career success of the Emerging Leaders.

High potential leaders selected to be part of the BAI Emerging Leaders Network come from various types and sizes of financial services companies. The full list of early acceptance Emerging Leaders can be found here.

Highlighted benefits include complimentary registration for these Emerging Leaders and their mentors to attend BAI Beacon in October in Orlando, FL for a truly unique learning and networking experience. They also will be able to participate in the year-round professional development community designed to provide relevant education, mentoring and networking opportunities; special recognition in a BAI Banking Strategies Special Report; complimentary 2019 BAI Membership and more.

“The future of our industry rests on the shoulders of up-and-coming talent, and it is our responsibility as leaders to provide opportunities that expand their professional networks, fine-tune their business acumen through mentoring and cultivate the full potential of this talented next generation,” said Debbie Bianucci, president and CEO of BAI. “Based on the large number of very impressive applications we have received thus far, it is clear and exciting that many financial services companies have placed a priority on developing and recognizing their rising stars, and BAI is proud to help these standouts actualize their aspirations and move the industry forward.”

The network will recognize 100 up-and-coming financial services leaders with less than 10 years of experience in the industry. Applications will be accepted through July 25, 2018. Senior leaders can submit applications for high potential leaders within their organization, or individuals themselves may apply.

To learn more and apply for the BAI Emerging Leader Network, visit

About BAI

As a nonprofit, independent organization, BAI has delivered the financial services industry’s most actionable insights for more than 95 years, helping leaders make smart business decisions every day. We provide in-depth, proprietary research to more than 40 of the top US banks, support more than 2,100 financial services organizations with compliance and professional development training, provide trusted, relevant thought leadership through BAI Banking Strategies reports, podcasts and webinars, and offerspecialized events and programs. For more information, visit


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