Keith Hickerson

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, The American College of Financial Services

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Professional Background

I have worked in broadcasting, advertising/PR and marketing and at a senior executive level in education and in financial services.

How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?

Duke prepared me for my career in two key ways: (1) I can communicate ideas more effectively; and (2) I can think in a broad, multidisciplinary fashion. Business success comes from being able to connect the dots, discern trends and offer a compelling vision for the future. My liberal arts experience at Duke made a significant difference in building those important skills.

Keith Hickerson