Financial planner to speak in Long Beach

LONG BEACH - "Seeking Opportunities in Uncertain Markets" is the focus of the next Notable Speakers Series event at Cal State Long Beach on Oct. 7, beginning at 7 p.m. in Room 139A of the College of Business Administration Building.CSULB alumna Alison Fleming, managing principal at Waddell & Reed, will discuss the current environment, other periods in history that brought similar volatility, and how investors might best approach the future. She also will talk about the role of a financial advisor and career opportunities in the industry. The Notable Speaker Series was established by the CSULB College of Business Administration to add relevance to current students' learning experiences and offer opportunities for professional development and intellectual engagement to alumni, staff, faculty and the community. Fleming, who earned her bachelor's degree in speech communication from CSULB, has been with Waddell & Reed since 1989, when she joined the firm as a registered representative. After building her financial planning practice for three years, she joined the management team as a district manager in 1992 and opened the Torrance office in 1994. This office has grown from just three people in 1994 to more than 30 advisors and assistants. She has been the firm's managing principal since 1997. In 2010, Fleming received GAMA International's International Management Award at the Bronze level. The GAMA International Awards Program is based on sales production and membership. It recognizes leaders in traditional and contemporary field management throughout the financial services industry. In addition to her responsibilities as managing principal, she also maintains an active client base and is involved in the local community, serving as director of vocational services for Del Amo Rotary in Torrance, board member for the Vista Pacifica Homeowner's Association and as a member of the Endowment Committee for St. Peter's by the Sea. To register or learn more about the fall 2010 Notable Speaker Series, visit the website at For more information, contact Sweta Mohandos, Notable Speaker Series coordinator, at or Alexandra Jordan at

********** Published: September 30, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 24