History of Chapter
The Shreveport CFA Chapter has a long history with CFA Society Mississippi dating back to 1993 with Dr. Walter Neely, current Candidate Preparation/Scholarship Chair and former president on the CFA Society Mississippi Board, and his excellent exam preparation courses at Millsaps College. Those prep courses led to Shreveport’s first CFA Charterholder in 1996. The second Charterholder was, appropriately an academic, Dr. Barbara Davis, CFA, of Centenary College. With the encouragement and support of both Dr. Neely and Dr. Davis who helped in spreading word of the CFA Program to their students, the Shreveport chapter has organically grown in the number of Shreveport Charterholders to ten.
The Shreveport members began informal lunch meetings at the Shreveport Club in 1999. These quarterly luncheons provided a networking platform that encouraged local investment management firms to have their own employees pursue the CFA Charter.
Today, the integration of the Shreveport Chapter with CFA Society Mississippi and the CFA Institute outreach programs will allow for the furthering success of more CFA Charterholders.