People in the News
Monday, May 13, 2019
Boys & Girls Club board member receives award
Steve Stephenson III was named 2019 Boys & Girls Club of America National Board Member of the Year on May 2 at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America 2019 National Conference in Houston, Texas.
Stephenson received the "League of Eagles Award" for his years of dedication to local youth.
Boys & Girls Club of America always has valued the recognition of board volunteers. Since the inception of the National Awards Program in 1947, BGCA has encouraged clubs to foster continued support of dedicated volunteers and professionals by presenting National Awards at annual Club and BGCA events.
“Steve's tireless dedication to the well-being of youth is unparalleled and we are so grateful for his efforts every day. We are so pleased to be able to honor him at this level,” said Kimberly Boyd, president and CEO for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain promotes Academic Success through programs such as Money Matters and Power Hour; Healthy Lifestyles through programs like Passport to Manhood, SMART Moves, and Street SMART; and Good Character and Citizenship by offering programs such as Junior Staff and Keystone Club.
The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. There are 17 clubs throughout Pitt, Beaufort, Lenoir, Martin, Greene, Carteret, and Craven Counties serving approximately 1,400 members daily and over 3,100 annually. Club programs focus on academic success, healthy lifestyles, and character and citizenship with an over-arching goal of building strong children and communities. For more information, visit the Clubs online at www.bgccp.com or call 355-2345.
Powell named AXA National Honor Associate
AXA Equitable Life financial professional Robert (Bert) Powell IV, CFP, CLU, AIF, has earned the 2018 National Honor Associate award. This is the highest honor that the firm bestows upon an AXA advisor.
The National Honor Associate Award is granted to one financial professional each year who represents the “total professional” through his or her dedication to community service, loyalty, leadership and respect. Powell was chosen for this honor by a committee of peers.
Powell joined AXA Advisors in 2000 as a second-generation financial professional. His father, Robert J. Powell III, CLU, ChFC, has been with the company for 42 years.
As he continued his family legacy throughout the past 18 years with AXA Advisors, Powell earned the title of qualified plan specialist and was awarded the title of retirement planning specialist with his receipt of a Wharton Certificate in Retirement Planning. He has been recognized as a member of AXA Advisors’ National Leaders Corp, Centurion, Circle of Excellence and Hallmark 2. In addition, Powell was elected by his peers to serve on the National Associates Forum, where he served as a branch representative, executive committee member, chairman and, most recently, as national advisor in 2018.
Powell has a longstanding commitment to leadership and community service. He is a past board member of Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce, the North Carolina Coastal Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management, Saint Peter’s Catholic School and East Carolina Bank’s Regional Board. He is past president of the University City Kiwanis Club — an international service club — and Literacy Volunteers of America in Pitt County. He remains active in the Kiwanis Club, Pitt-Greenville Soccer Association, Boy Scouts of America and as a director for the board of Glen Raven Global LLC.
Warner, Hood and Culpepper adds new designation
Warner, Hood and Culpepper Family Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors announces a new designation for directors Dee Warner and David Hood.
Financial advisors Warner and Hood have earned the Private Investment Management (PIM) designation.
Investment professionals offering the Wells Fargo Advisors’ PIM program promote discretionary portfolio management for investors seeking long-term capital appreciation through diverse portfolios and a personal relationship. The opportunity to offer this program is given to exceptional advisors who have completed coursework and demonstrated an ability to maintain responsibility for day-to-day investment decisions as portfolio managers.
By being a PIM Advisor, Warner and Hood can pursue superior performance within trading activity, without traditional commissions. Hood, a director of the group, expresses that this additional title increases their “ability and expertise to work toward the highest achievement for our clients’ wealth management.”
“This designation is especially important to WHC as it aligns directly with our team goal,” said Dee Warner, managing director of investments.