Commonwealth Expands Industry Leadership with Vice President, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Scarlett Abraham Clarke brings 10+ years of experience to lead the firm's diversity and inclusion efforts

Waltham, MA (October 20, 2020)—Commonwealth Financial Network®, a national firm dedicated to providing advisor-focused business solutions, announces Scarlett Abraham Clarke has joined the firm as its first vice president, chief diversity and inclusion officer, effective October 19, 2020. This position is part of Commonwealth's continued commitment to diversity and inclusion and to creating an environment where everyone is valued and can thrive. 

"We are thrilled to have Scarlett join Commonwealth and are fortunate to gain her experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion and in human resources," Commonwealth CEO Wayne Bloom said. "Scarlett's track record of creating D&I programs and ensuring that everyone has a sense of belonging is something that Commonwealth and the communities we serve will benefit from."

Abraham Clarke will be responsible for D&I initiatives across Commonwealth as well as for influencing and managing change in support of Commonwealth's talent strategy. Abraham Clarke brings more than 10 years of industry experience; most recently, she served as senior director, diversity and inclusion, at Bright Horizons. Additionally, she sits on the board of directors of both the New England Human Resources Association (NEHRA) and MediaGirls.

"I'm excited and proud to be working for Commonwealth, a company that puts an emphasis on people, including diversity and inclusion," said Abraham Clarke, vice president, chief diversity and inclusion officer. "Commonwealth's mission for doing business the right way, as well as for serving the communities in which we live, work, and visit, align with my professional and personal values. I look forward to enhancing the already wonderful culture."

Abraham Clarke will report to Jane Moyer, senior vice president, chief human resources officer, who joined the firm earlier this year.

"Scarlett has the background, skills, and capabilities to support our journey of inclusion and belonging and brings tremendous strength to the role," said Moyer, senior vice president, chief human resources officer. "I want to welcome her to Commonwealth and the team, and I look forward to partnering with her on our D&I efforts going forward!"

About Commonwealth Financial Network® 

Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser, provides a suite of business solutions that empowers more than 2,000 independent financial advisors nationwide. J.D. Power ranks Commonwealth “#1 in Independent Advisor Satisfaction Among Financial Investment Firms, Seven Times in a Row.” Privately held since 1979, the firm has headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. Learn more about Commonwealth by visiting www.commonwealth.com

Commonwealth received the highest score in the independent advisor segment of the J.D. Power 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019, and 2020 Financial Advisor Satisfaction Studies of customers’ satisfaction among financial advisors. Visit jdpower.com/awards.

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