In the face of the challenges that COVID-19 has created for nonprofits across the country, the Center for LGBTQ Economic Advancement & Research has been successfully growing its community of professionals and members committed to expanding economic equality for the LGBTQ community.
This month, the organization is pleased to welcome three new Directors to CLEAR’s Board of Directors: Nancy Eiden, Kyle Inselman, and Tandra LaGrone.
Each of these professionals possesses unique and diverse experiences and expertise in the areas of personal finance, career development, and organizational management. Their voices and perspectives will add greatly to the CLEAR Boards’ ability to execute its mission to advance financial equity and opportunity for LGBTQ individuals, organizations, and communities.
A brief biography for each new Board Member follows.
With over 35 years of financial services industry experience, Nancy has helped many individuals, families, and businesses pursue their financial goals. Prior to becoming an independent advisor, Nancy managed and directed the $400 million investment and insurance businesses for Affinity Federal Credit Union, and before that, she was with Bank Leumi, where she held many key positions, including acting as President, Director and COO of the Bank’s broker dealer subsidiary. She also led the Bank’s Domestic Private Banking initiative and served as the Bank’s Trust Officer. Nancy holds several securities industry licenses through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC.
Kyle Inselman is a career advisor and instructor at the University of Denver. In addition to his work in career guidance, Kyle is a writer and speaker focusing on trans inclusion and gender in employment and higher education, with over ten years of experience in facilitating trainings to a variety of audiences. Kyle is president-elect of the Collegiate Career Services Association of Colorado and Wyoming, and serves as co-chair of the National Career Development Association’s Committee on Diversity Initiatives and Cultural Inclusion.
Tandra LaGrone, an African American and Native American lesbian, is the Executive Director at In Our Own Voices and considers herself an activist, organizer, and cultural critic. Tandra previously was director of Girls Incorporated of the Greater Capital Region, one of the country’s largest organizations for girls’ rights. She is an advocate for HIV/AIDS treatment in the African American community, especially for women and young black men. The Albany native has worked as a domestic violence, youth, and LGBT advocate for over 30 years. Tandra has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of New Paltz. She has given presentations, as well as led panel discussions and workshops, during a variety of activist and academic conferences and events on Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, and Transgender (LGBT) issues with a particular focus on the people of color community (POC).
A page featuring the full Board of Directors, and biographies, can be found here.