Community engagement is much more than just community service. True engagement is achieved when Aviance interacts with the Sarasota community to benefit programs and individuals. Aviance offers a robust internship program where students from top-ranked high schools and universities learn about the fundamentals of investment management. We also benefit from their ideas and talents.” Ed Bertelsen, Aviance CEO believes that the firm provides a substantive experience from which interns can apply skills in their future academic studies and professional careers. Interns have worked as team members on projects that support the business.
Aviance also supports the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Leadership Sarasota County program, which convenes a cohort of committed individuals, enhancing and recharging their leadership skills by introducing them to the Sarasota community through whom they find knowledge and inspiration. Chris Enger, our Director of Operations and Tess Koncick, our General Counsel, are Leadership graduates, and Tess serves on the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Council.