The African American Financial ExperienceThe Real Times Media subsidiary, Who’s Who Publishing Company, a platform used to celebrate African American achievement, today announced that it has partnered with Prudential Financial, Inc. to launch Titans of Industry: A Wealth and Wisdom Speakers Series.

The six-city tour will highlight African-American business powerhouses and is geared towards the growing affluent African American professional market, the moderated panel discussions will be comprised of some of the country’s top African American leaders from a variety of industries and will focus on pathways to professional success, attaining and maintaining financial security, and creating sustainable generational wealth.

“With a proven commitment to financial education initiatives within the African American community and their signature series research on multicultural markets, Prudential makes the perfect partner for the Titans of Industry Wealth and Wisdom Series,” said Hiram E. Jackson, chief executive officer of Real Times Media. “The learnings Prudential brings to the table will have an immeasurable impact on the quality of content we’ll deliver through these powerful panels.”

The tour kicks off in Detroit in September and will include stops in Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Houston and Washington, D.C. through 2016.

“Prudential is always seeking to deepen our relationships in the communities we serve. We believe one of the most important first steps, is to start the conversation,” said Mammen Verghis, vice president, Multicultural Marketing for Prudential. “The Titans of Industry Wealth and Wisdom Series is an important forum to share information that helps power the ambitions of people who are looking to create a healthy financial future for themselves and their loved ones.”

In addition to the live tour stops, the Titans of Industry web series will live online at

The content from the panel discussions and the online destination will highlight a variety of financial education tools and research as well as other lifestyle information focused on travel, technology and family for affluent professionals.

Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader with more than $1 trillion of assets under management as of March 31, 2015, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees are committed to helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth through a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. In the U.S., Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century.

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