Janie L. Mines Joins Academy Securities as Senior Vice President, Inclusion & Innovation

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Academy Securities, a registered broker-dealer, certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE), and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), today announced the promotion of Janie L. Mines as Senior Vice President, Inclusion & Innovation.

Janie L. Mines is an Academy Securities’ Advisory Board Member and has recently joined the Firm full time to head the Firm’s Inclusion & Innovation group, which focuses on diversity in a changing workplace. As an Advisory Board Member, Ms. Mines led numerous engagements with Academy’s corporate clients seeking to leverage the competitive advantage that an inclusive culture gives to organizations. Her transition to full time employee will allow the Firm to add her unique perspective to a broader audience. Ms. Mines is the first Black woman to attend and graduate from the United States Naval Academy.

“Academy is thrilled that Janie Mines has joined the Firm full time,” stated Academy’s Chairman and CEO Chance Mims, “Her story is one of perseverance, and overcoming obstacles and is representative of Academy’s social mission.”

Following her graduation from the Naval Academy in 1980, Ms. Mines held positions as a Navy Supply Corps officer and in several corporations including Procter & Gamble, Pepsi (Frito-Lay), Hershey Foods, and Bank of America. Ms. Mines earned an MBA from the Alfred P. Sloan School of Business Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ms. Mines founded and managed a non-profit organization for over 10 years, Boyz to Men Club, Inc, after observing the needs of adolescent boys in the community. Her awards include National Women of Color in Business Award winner, Olympic Torchbearer, Civic Volunteer of the Year, 9 Who Care Award winner for the Charlotte Metropolitan Area, and a South Carolina Black History Honoree. She is the author of No Coincidences – Reflections of the First Black Female Graduate of the United States Naval Academy. Ms. Mines has maintained her relationship with the Naval Academy throughout the decades and continues to positively impact the lives of midshipmen and naval officers through her mentorship and ongoing support.

Ms. Mines commented on joining Academy Securities: “I’m proud and honored to take the next step with an expanded role at a first-class firm like Academy Securities. My position will dovetail perfectly with the Firm’s social mission of hiring and training veterans for a career in finance. There is no more diverse organization than the U.S. Military and leaning into diversity is a natural fit at Academy Securities.”

“Throughout her military and civilian career, Janie has been a subject matter expert on the importance of Diversity & Inclusion in business and we are privileged to have her on the team,” stated Academy’s President Phil McConkey.

About Academy Securities

Academy Securities is a preeminent disabled veteran owned investment bank with strength in capital markets, public finance, fixed income and equity trading. Leadership and staff have had intensive military training prior to entering and gaining in depth financial services experience in global capital markets. We are mission driven with a high ethical code, a solid sense of accountability and strive for excellence in the pursuit of our clients’ success. Intellectual assets, strong visionary leaders and a proud team commitment bring out the best in each other for the benefit of our clients. Academy is our nation’s first and only post-9/11 disabled veteran owned investment bank and is a certified as a DVBE, SDVOSB, and MBE. The firm has a strong top and middle tier client base served by a national platform with offices in New York, Chicago, San Diego, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chapel Hill, Kansas City, and Sacramento. Information about Academy Securities is available at www.academysecurities.com.


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