BAI Announces Emerging Leaders Network; Applications Now Open

CHICAGO--()--BAI announced the launch of the BAI Emerging Leaders Network, a selective professional development network that will help rising stars become stronger leaders and drive positive change in the financial services industry.

This network will create new learning, mentoring, networking and recognition opportunities that will aid in their development and career success. Benefits of the network include:

  • Recognition as a top Emerging Leader in the financial services industry;
  • Special recognition in a BAI Banking Strategies Special Report, as well as at BAI Beacon 2018, and in other BAI thought leadership platforms;
  • Complimentary event registration for Emerging Leaders and their mentor to attend BAI Beacon 2018, Oct. 9-11, 2018 in Orlando, Fla.;
  • A unique, personalized BAI Beacon experience, including: a half day at the Disney Institute, “Business Behind the Magic Tour”; exclusive mentoring and networking sessions, a recognition event and more;
  • Acceptance in a year-round Emerging Leaders professional development network; and,
  • A complimentary 2019 individual BAI Membership, giving them access to a variety of BAI content and programming.

BAI is accepting applications now through July 25, 2018, at 5 p.m. CST. Those who submit applications by June 15, 2018, at 5 p.m. CST will be considered for early acceptance into the BAI Emerging Leaders Network.

The program recognizes up-and-coming financial services leaders with less than 10 years of experience in the industry. Applications are free to submit. Senior leaders can submit applications for high potential leaders within their organization, or individuals themselves may apply.

“One of the most rewarding aspects of my role as an executive is being able to give back to young professionals in our industry,” said Debbie Bianucci, president and CEO of BAI. “BAI’s Emerging Leaders Network provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for those who are positively shaping the future direction of the financial services industry, and BAI is excited to recognize these individuals and support their professional development as they move forward in their careers.”

To learn more and apply for the BAI Emerging Leader Network, visit

About BAI

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BAI, Chicago
Jennifer Divelbiss, +1-312-683-2346

Release Summary

BAI announces its Emerging Leaders Network, a selective professional development network for rising financial services leaders.


BAI, Chicago
Jennifer Divelbiss, +1-312-683-2346