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AFP MN Annual Meeting & Education Event with John Taft

October 26, 2017 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Call to Stewardship

The financial crisis showed us but one example of what happens when we lose touch with our stewardship principles and responsibilities; when we focus on short-term gratification and duck accountability instead of demonstrating integrity, humility and purposefulness. The same thing is happening in other areas of social endeavor, like climate change, income inequality, resource depletion and the indebting of future generations through unsustainable entitlements. All are train wrecks in slow motion. But the good news is these challenges can be addressed if we reconnect with our stewardship responsibilities and commit to a 21st-century version of servant leadership.

Speaker: John Taft

John Taft

John Taft, is a 35-year veteran of and thought leader in the financial industry. Currently a Senior Advisor to Deloitte & Touche LLP, John is the former CEO of RBC US Wealth Management US. He previously served as CEO of Voyageur Asset Management, CEO of Dougherty Summit Securities, Managing Director at Piper Jaffray & Hopwood, and an aide to the Mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota. He began his career as a journalist.

John has authored two books, Stewardship: Lessons Learned from the Lost Culture of Wall Street and A Force for Good: how Enlightened Finance Can Restore Faith in Capitalism, about how finance can better contribute to positive social goals. He served as Chairman of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association in 2011. John speaks and appears regularly in the media on responsible finance. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Yale University in 1977 and has a Masters of Public and Private Management degree from the Yale School of Organization and Management. John currently serves as a Director of the Columbia family of mutual funds, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the Minneapolis Foundation. He is the great-grandson of U.S. President William Howard Taft and grandson of Senator Robert A. Taft. John lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.



 On-site registration is still available!

Members $20
Nonmembers $50


11 – 11:30am
Registration and networking

 11:50am – 12:05pm
State of the Chapter

12:05pm – 12:50pm
Speaker: John Taft

12:50 – 1pm
Q & A




October 26, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Event Categories:


AFP Minnesota


Register online:
Onsite registration: Members $20 , Nonmembers $50
Advance Registration Closes:
4:30pm, October 24, 2017
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Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
451 Lexington Pkwy N
St. Paul, MN 55104
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(651) 280-2000

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