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Career Development Panel: Ignite Your Job Search - CANCELLED


Moderator: Robert Hellmann, Nicole G Carlon, Jessica Dotto, Rob Isbitts, and Melissa Masterson-Kellenberger

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3/11/2020 5:00 PM

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3/11/2020 8:00 PM

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Free to members, students, and CFA Candidates. Only $10 for non-members until 3/9/2020 with online registration.

Florida Atlantic University requested attendees to register their vehicles to park prior to the event. Please use the link below:

Please park on the red and blue lots only. Also, do not back in or park at the meters. 

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Career Development Panel: Ignite Your Job Search

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

​5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

CFA Society South Florida is bringing you a panel of experts to discuss career development strategies. Our panel contains recognized experts in the areas of job search, career coaching, and human resource development.

Location: Florida Atlantic University, Office Depot Executive Education Center, Room OD101. Boca Raton, FL


5:00pm - 6:00pm - Networking Hour with Hot Appetizers, Bottled Water, and Soft Drinks

6:00pm - 6:30pm - Introductions, Introductory Remarks, Hot Topics in Career Coaching/Planning, etc.

6:30pm - 8:00pm - Interactive Portion of the Career Development Panel

Parking: Park on the white striped section of lot #7, parking is complimentary with parking pass

Florida Atlantic University requested attendees to register their vehicles to park prior to the event. Please use the link below:

Please park on the red and blue lots only. Also, do not back in or park at the meters. 

Directions: Exit I-95 at Glades (Exit 45) / (Exit 75) from the Turnpike. Head EAST on Glades to10th/Broward Ave (the first and main entrance to FAU). Turn left into Campus on to Broward Ave/West University Drive. Continue through two traffic lights. The road will then curve right and become North University Drive. Make the first RIGHT, after the road curves, into the parking lots adjacent to the College of Business.


Moderator: Robert Hellmann, President Hellmann Career Consulting

Mr. Hellmann is President of Hellmann Career Consulting (, where he provides career and executive coaching services as well as workshops on Presentations, Pitches and LinkedIn. He’s a certified Five O'Clock Club Executive Career Coach as well as an adjunct Professor at New York University. Rob is also the author of two books, Your Social Media Job Search and PEAK Presentations. Rob’s career and job-search insights have appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, The Washington Post, Money Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, NBC News, ABC News and more. His background includes an MBA in Finance from Fordham University and over 15 years in management roles at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, JP Morgan Chase, and American Express. He currently serves on the Board of the Association for Talent Development (New York City Chapter).

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Nicole G. Carlon, Financial Advisor, SlateStone Wealth

Nicole is a Financial Advisor with SlateStone Wealth where her strong communication skills and open and warm demeanor are valuable to our client engagement success. Nicole creates comprehensive wealth-management strategies and guidance plans in addition to serving client needs. She collaborates closely with the firm’s executives and Senior Wealth Advisors as well as attorneys and tax professionals to assist individuals, executives and business owners to develop strategies that aim to effectively manage and protect their wealth.

Nicole has a BBA from Florida Atlantic University, specializing in Finance and Financial Management Services and is studying for the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificate. Nicole lives with her husband in Boca Raton and enjoys taking long walks to the park with her dog Gunner. She enjoys overseas travels with family and friends and speaks fluent Portuguese.


Jessica Dotto, Recruiting Manager, Robert Half Finance and Accounting
Experienced Accounting and Finance Recruiter with a demonstrated history of working in public and private accounting sector with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Economics from Ithaca College. 

Rob Isbitts, Founder and Chief Investment Strategist, Sungarden Investment Research

Rob Isbitts is an investment strategist, book author, columnist and co-founder of, a new site for financial advisors.   His 34-year career in New York City and South Florida includes founding Sungarden Investment Management, a boutique wealth advisory firm in Weston.  

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Melissa Masterson-Kellenberger, Portfolio Manager, Castle Wealth Management
Melissa Masterson-Kellenberger is a portfolio manager with Castle Wealth Management as well as an active member of CFA Society of South Florida. Prior to relocating to the Palm Beaches, Melissa provided advisory consultation services in Charlotte where she held the position of Outlook Chair with CFA Society of North Carolina (2018-2019). Professional focus areas include portfolio management strategies, advisory consultation services, as well as integrating technology to improve outcomes and enhance the client experience. Melissa considers herself a lifelong learner and believes that staying current on broader Industry trends is essential for long-term success in a rapidly changing landscape. Melissa holds a B.A. in Special Education from the University of North Florida and is a CFA® Charterholder.

Liang Zhong, CFA, CPA, CGMA, Principal Business Analyst, FPL PGD Division, NextEra Energy

Liang Zhong is a Principal Business Capital Analyst for FPL Power Generation Division at NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). She is responsible for the budgeting, forecasting and coordinating of the executions of capital projects for the Florida Power and Light Power Generation division, which includes over thirty fossil operating units at eleven plant sites and fourteen solar sites.

Liang Zhong joined NextEra Energy in December 2015 as a senior financial analyst for HR finance. While in HR, she budgets, forecasts and calculates medical and dental expenses, provides in-depth medical and Rx claims data analysis for healthcare strategy redesign. She also worked as a principal financial analyst in FP&A focusing on various business units’ financial reporting, and developing creative tools to automate reporting and analyzing data.

Liang Zhong has more than 10 years of corporate accounting and finance experience in multiple industries. Prior to NEE,
she had worked as a general buyer and commodity analyst in IBM China Supply Chain, and an accountant and financial
analyst in Office Depot, TBC and BankRate.

Liang Zhong has a Master in Accounting degree from the FAU and a Bachelor of accounting degree from Wuhan University, one of the top ten universities in China. She is a CPA and a CFA Charterholder. She obtained the Six Sigma green belt certificate by developing and implementing a consolidated reporting tool across over 30 departments in NextEra Energy.

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On-site registrations are accepted on an exception basis and are payable with credit card only. To cancel, please send an email to​ with your name, email address and CFA SFL member ID if applicable. ​

Advance registrations that fail to attend or that fail to cancel prior to 48 hours before the event will be billed at the non-member walk-in rate quoted for the event. If the event is subsidized for both members and non-members, late cancellations and no-shows may be billed at the actual cost per attendee. Cancellations for a full refund must be made at least 48 hours before an event. Registrations cancelled within the last 48 hours prior to an event are not eligible for a refund.​​

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FAU Office Depot Center for Executive Education

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3/11/2020 8:00 PM



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777 Glades Road

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Boca Raton, FL 33431

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Career Development Panel: Ignite Your Job Seach

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CFA Society South Florida is bringing you a panel of experts to discuss career development strategies. Our panel contains recognized experts in the areas of job search, career coaching, and human resource development.

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Created at 2/11/2020 8:52 PM by Ursula Auger
Last modified at 4/25/2020 10:08 PM by Ursula Auger