2024 FSP Intern Career Conference

Thursday, July 18, 2024


8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Registration, Continental Breakfast, Intern Headshots

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Call to Order

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Establishing Your Brand

Session will provide tips on creating your personal brand and how to optimize your experience on LinkedIn


  •  Kimberley Rudd, President, Rudd Resources
  •  Victoria Rudd, Lead Community Affairs Specialist,Discover Financial Services
11:00 AM - 11:10 AM


11:10 AM - 12:10 PM

Navigating from Internship to Career

FSP Former Interns will share their educational journey, intern experiences and early career pathways

Facilitator: Bryan Echols, Deputy Director, Impact Investments & Senior Advisor, Illinois State Treasurer’s Office


    • Daniel Velarde, Interest Rates BLM Analyst, CME Group
    • Emma Dublin, Sr. Strategy & Solutions Analyst, FHLBankChicago
    • Doris Ballesteros, Business Systems Analyst, FHLBankChicago
    • Dimiya Martin, Large Bank Examiner, Federal ReserveBank of Chicago
12:10 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

How I Authored My Career

Fellicia Foster, Head of Human Resources, U.S. Personal &
Business Banking, People, Culture & Brand, BMO, will provide inspiration on how she navigated her career in financial services

1:45 PM - 1:55 PM


1:55 PM - 2:45 PM

Exploring the Financial Services Sector

Speed Networking opportunity for interns to explore the different areas within financial services

  • LaToya Lewis, Vice President, Innovation/Special Projects, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago– Technology/Innovation
  • Jonas Robinson, Director, Capital Advisory Services, BMO– Capital Advisory Services
  • Kenya McCarter, Director of Enterprise RiskManagement and Operational Risk Officer, FHLBChicago– Compliance & Risk Management
  • Ronald Redd, Sr. Vice President, BMO– Investment Banking
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Closing Remarks/Key Takeaways