AALU & GAMA To Build New Organization Representing The Financial Security Profession

AALU and GAMA International have announced their intent-to-build a new organization representing the financial services profession. This first-of-its-kind organization will bring together GAMA's leadership and professional development strengths and AALU's best-in-class advocacy. 

"We intend for this to be the start of a unifying effort that will bring together the entire profession so that we can more effectively address its biggest challenges." - Marc



"With AALU's advocacy strengths empowering more people to get involved and GAMA's leadership programs, the opportunities will be endless." - Bonnie

Why are GAMA and AALU forming a new organization?

This is about securing the future of the profession, bigger than any one organization. By joining forces, we can make a greater impact for our members and the people they serve. We have the opportunity to represent and bring our entire profession together, advancing and growing the work we do.

Why should I remain a member of this new organization?

This new organization will build upon the best of both organizations to elevate and promote the profession, amplifying our past individual impacts through one common, unified mission and vision. The new organization will be built on the pillars of best-in-class advocacy, leadership and professional development, and elevating the financial security profession.

Will the annual meetings continue?

Yes, LAMP will be March 22-24, 2020, in Orlando, Florida, and TRANSFORM will be April 26-28, 2020, in Washington, D.C. After that, we may look to space the two meetings out differently, but we are committed to running both conferences and look forward to working together on more events in the future.

What will the new name be, member benefits, dues structure, etc.?

We are in the process of carrying out thorough market research to determine the name, dues structure, member segmentation, and collect feedback as we develop the new organization. Our members are the backbone of the organization, and we need to understand from you what we have to keep, what we need to change, and how we should evolve.

Why do we need to unify the profession?

Every day you fight to help people make the right choices for their financial security. Yet, detractors of the profession continue to threaten the work you do, ultimately harming the people you serve. The status quo is no longer acceptable, and we must unify our efforts to impact meaningful change with the size and scale to speak more effectively on your behalf.

Questions?

Please click here to read our FAQ document and click here to read the press release.  For more information, please contact: Noreen Rich.