Fearless with Positive Energy

Fearless with Positive Energy – A journey through running on all 8 continents. Our speaker, Val Ferrara will share her experience on running a half marathon on all 8 continents. What led her to do this and what inspirational words of wisdom did she pick up along the way from all over the world?

We will also celebrate International Women’s Day (which is on Sunday, March 8th) so please plan to join us for lunch at Bar North at Kierland Commons.

About Our Speaker

Val Ferrara

As a senior investment sales consultant for Wilmington Trust Retirement Services, Val is responsible for sales and relationship management of the Collective Investment Trust Funds to defined contribution and defined benefit-focused financial advisors, sub-advisors and recordkeeping partners.

Val has over 16 years of industry experience, including 14 years in the defined contribution business. Prior to joining Wilmington Trust, Val was a defined contribution associate at BlackRock, supporting advisors and recordkeepers and was a liaison between broker-dealer home office relationships. She has also covered national sales for iShares in 401(k) plans with Barclay’s Global Investors.

Val holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Siena College and has an Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation. She serves on the Board of the Women in Pensions Network as the Head of Regional Chapters. Previously, she served as co-president to the Women Initiative Network at M&T Bank, NY Chapter. The National Association of Plan Advisors named Val as a Top 10 “wing(wo)man” in the industry in 2017 and 2018.

Our Sponsors

Franklin Templeton Investments