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BISA Endorses Chris Flint for FINRA Large Board Seat

Posted on July 25, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Bank Insurance & Securities Association (BISA) officially endorsed Chris Flint, President & CEO of ProEquities, and Senior Vice President, Distribution Companies, Protective Life Insurance Company, for the FINRA Large Firm Board seat. The election for this position will take place August 19. ProEquities and Protective Life Insurance Company are headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Flint received more than enough petition signatures from FINRA large firms to be included on the official ballot.

“BISA is pleased to endorse Chris Flint for the FINRA Board,” said Jim Nonnengard, BISA President and President, Regions Investment Services, Inc. “Chris’s promise to provide a voice and objective representation for financial-advice focused firms, and a level playing field between broker-dealers and RIA’s is in the best interest of both BISA members and the financial services industry. Chris’s 23+ year career, spanning nearly all functions of the financial services profession, lends to his strong qualifications for the role. BISA urges all large firms to vote for Chris Flint for the FINRA large firm governor seat.”

In addition to his experience at ProEquities and Protective Life, Chris’s impressive tenure in the industry began in 1996, where he’s served as a sales, technology, compliance, operations and distribution leader.

Prior to joining ProEquities in 2015, he served as the President of Lincoln Financial Securities and the head of Lincoln Financial Network’s advisor recruitment and acquisition strategies. Prior to that, Chris was a Senior Vice President at Securities America and the Managing Director of Securities America Wealth Management Group.

Chris earned his M.B.A. and M.S. from Creighton University and his B.S. from The University of Alabama at Birmingham where he was a scholarship athlete. He holds his Series 4, 7, 24, 53, 63 and 66 as well as his CRPC designation.

Beyond his professional career, Chris supports multiple charitable organizations including Ronald McDonald House, Heart Gallery of Alabama and several international charities through a community coalition that partners with ProEquities.

The Bank Insurance & Securities Association is the leading financial services industry association dedicated to serving those responsible for the marketing, sales and distribution of securities, insurance, and other financial products and advisory services through the bank channel. Member companies include depository institutions of all sizes, their broker/dealer and mutual fund subsidiaries, third-party marketing companies, product manufacturers and firms providing products, technology or services to support these enterprises. For more information, visit

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