Janie L. Mines Joins Academy Securities’ Advisory Board

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Academy Securities, a registered broker-dealer, certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE), and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), today announced the addition of Janie L. Mines to its Advisory Board.

Janie L. Mines is the first African American woman to enter and graduate from the United States Naval Academy. Following her graduation in 1980, Ms. Mines held positions as a Navy Supply Corps officer and in several corporations including Procter & Gamble, Pepsi (Frito-Lay), Hershey Foods, and Bank of America. She is currently an independent executive management consultant serving nonprofits, government and Fortune 500 corporations.

“Academy Securities is privileged to continue to expand our advisory board with such a dynamic individual,” stated Academy’s Chairman and CEO Chance Mims, “Janie’s accomplishments are inspiring.”

Ms. Mines served as the Senior Advisor, Business Process, Senior Executive Service in the Office of the Secretary of the Navy. She currently serves on the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services. Ms. Mines is a published author, has won numerous awards, and was selected to carry the Olympic Torch. Ms. Mines has maintained her relationship with the Naval Academy throughout the decades and continues to positively impact the lives of midshipmen and naval officers through her mentorship and ongoing support.

Ms. Mines commented on joining Academy Securities: “I am pleased to join the Advisory Board of Academy Securities. The opportunity to serve with a team of veterans contributing to the success of other veterans is an honor. I am committed to the accomplishment of this compelling mission. Academy Securities continues to stand the watch, serving those who have served the nation.” Ms. Mines was recently the featured speaker at the U.S. Naval Academy’s 1st Annual Black Female Network Breakfast, which Academy sponsored.

“We are honored to add Janie to the team. Her experience working with large corporations will benefit our Advisory Board and our ability to serve our clients greatly,” stated Academy’s President Phil McConkey.

About Academy Securities

Academy Securities is a preeminent disabled veteran owned investment bank with strength in capital markets, public finance, fixed income and equity trading. Leadership and staff have had intensive military training prior to entering and gaining in depth financial services experience in global capital markets. We are mission driven with a high ethical code, a solid sense of accountability and strive for excellence in the pursuit of our clients’ success. Intellectual assets, strong visionary leaders and a proud team commitment bring out the best in each other for the benefit of our clients. Academy is our nation’s first and only post-9/11 disabled veteran owned investment bank and is a certified as a DVBE, SDVOSB, and MBE. The firm has a strong top and middle tier client base served by a national platform with offices in New York, Chicago, San Diego, Los Angeles, Charlotte, Chapel Hill, Sacramento and South Norwalk. Information about Academy Securities is available at www.academysecurities.com.


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