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  • Writer's pictureTraci Dority-Shanklin

Remembering Who I Work For

My Ethics, Beliefs, And A Great Way To Announce Randy Kinder’s Podcast

I grew up in a union household. My father is Doug Dority, a labor leader and former president of the UFCW International. He raised me with the value of hard work, honesty, and integrity. I have taken those core values to heart and carried them throughout my life, my twenty-five-year career in the investment business, and in all of my relationships. Because I grew up in a labor family alongside other labor families, I’ve always considered those in the labor movement as my second family. For me, “remembering who I work for,” is more than just a mission statement; it’s a rallying cry and a lifestyle. Words that I live by.

Your Needs Are My Needs

If I don’t believe in a product, then I cannot sell it. If I don’t believe that the fund or the firm I represent will not elevate the life condition of my union brothers and sisters, then I cannot represent it. I consider myself a union and client advocate not because I attend rallies or picket lines, but because your needs are my needs. I understand that dollars invested in these funds is more than just a pension fund or a benefit for retirees. These funds are the result of the hard work of labor, and I must remain mindful and forever vigilant of that.

Podcast: Randy Kinder – President of AFL-CIO Investment Trust

When I spoke to Randy Kinder, former NFL running back and the sitting president of the AFL-CIO Investment Trust (ITC) on my podcast, I loved hearing that his approach to managing investments for the members was very similar to mine:

About The World of Multiemployer Benefit Funds Podcast:

Whether you’re at home, on your workout, in the car, or at the job, we hope you find a little time to listen to union and client advocate, Traci Dority-Shanklin, host of The World of Multiemployer Benefit Funds podcast where she chats with leading industry experts about the state of these funds and everything that impacts them. Only on Buzzsprout, Apple Podcasts, or right here on our website. Listen to the podcast by clicking here.

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