See it, Be it Role Model

Danny Harvey

Financial Planning Program Director Prairie View A&M University Prairie View, Tex.

The notion of “See it, be it” underlies everything Danny Harvey does in his role as financial planning program director for Prairie View A&M University, one of the nation’s historically black universities, located in Prairie View, Texas.

Realizing a long-held dream of teaching and promoting financial planning, he transitioned into academia six years ago after a 20-year career that included positions in portfolio management and commodities trading.

In addition to establishing the CFP Board-approved program in 2018, Mr. Harvey has focused most of his energies on highlighting diverse role models in the industry for his students. His initiatives have included:

• Peer education: These optional, volunteer service projects arrange for college students to teach financial literacy to high school students.

• Trips: Every year, he takes students to visit New York investment banks and stock exchanges and to the annual conference of African American Financial Professionals.

• Speakers: He has held discussion panels showcasing professionals such as women in finance and certified financial planners who were former professional athletes.

• Conference and job fair: He created this event to bring industry professionals and students together to provide workshops, seminars and networking opportunities.

His philosophy of service is simple: “You don’t give to get, but if you give you will get.”

— Deborah Nason

Lifetime Achievement

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See it, Be it Role Models

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