Families of Color Conference Speakers - DFW Private Education

Families of Color Conference Speakers

Guest Speaker:

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Ed Dixon III

Mr. Dixon is a Financial Advisor in the growing city of Frisco, TX. He began his Edward Jones career in 2012 and has been in the financial services industry for over 10 years. Mr. Dixon has served in many capacities in his current region, including New Advisor Trainer, Level New-1 Coach, Diversity Inclusion Specialist and Visiting Veteran.

Mr. Dixon came to Edward Jones because he wants to help individual investors work toward achieving their financial goals. In addition, his Sr. Branch Office Administrator, Penny Harding, is always here to help with your needs. The pair has worked together for the last 3 years to help ensure each client feels welcomed and valued. A 2001 graduate of Kalamazoo College, Mr. Dixon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He is an active member of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club. Originally from Detroit, MI, Mr. Dixon has lived in the north Dallas area for 9 years. "As a part of this community, I have a passion for serving at my church, One Community in Plano, TX. I lead our Audio/Visual team that spans over 3 campuses and also serve with our high school youth. However, my most gratifying, and sometimes most challenging role is that of a family man. My spouse of 11 years, Brittany, and I have 3 children: Laila, Caleb, and Gabriel."

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Joan S. Tilghman

Dr. Joan Tilghman is a graduate of North Carolina A. & T. State University where she earned a BSN and earned her Ph. D. in Transcultural Nursing from the University of Miami. Dr. Tilghman is a former U.S. Air Force nurse and a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She is a nationally certified Nurse Practitioner and is a nationally certified Nurse Educator.  Dr. Tilghman has been in academia for more than 20 years and has taught at many wonderful universities around the country, including Howard University.  She has worked in nursing programs that includes Associate degree, undergraduate, Masters and doctoral programs.  Dr. Tilghman is currently the Chairperson of the DNP program at Coppin State University in Baltimore Maryland. Dr. Tilghman is a funded nurse researcher. She has served as an Acting Dean Associate  Dean and Program Administrator.  She was selected as one of the Top 100 women in Maryland in 2017.  Through the years she has generously given her time and efforts to numerous charitable organizations including but not limited to the United Negro College Fund.  She is happily married to Rev. (Dr.) Carl Tilghman and resides in Prince Georges County Maryland.  They are the proud parents of Cherie”, Carl II and Dominic.

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