2018-19 Adviser Forum East has ended
**Reminders: Please bring a notebook and pen to every session, and wear your CAC name badge at all times.**

Dear CAC family,

Welcome to our Adviser Forum East in New York City! We are thrilled to have you here in the Big Apple and are grateful to our host chapter, the awesome NYU Corps!

Our theme this year goes to the heart of CAC’s mission -- Advancing Opportunity. The goal over the next few days is to recommit ourselves to advancing opportunity in various ways. We hope you will discover best practices from your peers, engage with the research, reflect on your journey and what may lie ahead by interacting with the alumni panel and industry workshops, and be inspired by our guest speakers whose stories capture in powerful ways the journey to advancing opportunity.

On behalf of our national team and Board of Directors, we are grateful for the work that each of you — 716 advisers serving 210,000 students in 16 states across the country — do every day. We continue to build a national movement at a critical time in our nation’s history. Let us commit to ensuring every student hears those four key words, “I believe in you” and, together, we advance opportunity.

It is an honor to serve with you!

Nicole Hurd
Founder and CEO
College Advising Corps
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Janeen Thomas

Wilson Elser
Janeen Thomas is a litigation attorney with more than fifteen years of experience advising businesses and insurers. She handles EPL, Miscellaneous Professional Liability and Insurance coverage matters.  

Janeen began her career as an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, NY, where she obtained top
count convictions. Subsequently, she joined a boutique litigation firm where she established a fraud
investigation unit that resulted in cost savings to insurers of several hundred thousand dollars. After gaining insurance claims handling experience at AIG Domestic Claims, Inc., she joined an international firm as an insurance coverage and litigation attorney where she provided advisory opinions to insurers and businesses and litigated complex insurance coverage matters.

Janeen is a frequent speaker across a variety of professional and community groups. Earlier this year, she co-presented on reputational risks. Last year, she spoke on The Impact of Cannabis Legislation on the Insurance Industry and published an article on Shrinking Damages with Smart Data. She was recently selected by PLUS to serve as part of the 2019 Leadership and Mentoring Program.

A Suzuki trained violinist, Janeen is a music and arts enthusiast. She actively serves on Ladies Usher Board No. 1 at The Greater Allen Cathedral of New York. Janeen speaks regularly at the STEP Annual Career Day for high school students at SUNY Old Westbury. She also serves on the Executive Board of the New York Chapter of the National African American Insurance Association as secretary.