Residents elected to World Affairs Forum Board

Three Greenwich residents have been elected to the World Affairs Forum Board, a membership organization that brings a variety of prominent speakers on international topics to the community.

Scott Nevins, Bill Ferdinand and Maudie Long of Greenwich were elected to the board at its June 6 annual meeting held at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel.

Mr. Nevins is a principal and senior investment advisor in the private client organization at Bernstein Global Wealth Management. His more than 30-year career began at GE Capital. During his career, he was the CEO of seven venture capital-backed emerging technology and financial service companies. He is the recipient of Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” and Deloitte & Touch’s Fast 50 Award.

Mr. Ferdinand recently retired  from his position as managing director and senior portfolio manager at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, where he served as chief investment officer for many years and more recently focused exclusively on the management of many of the firm’s largest client relationships. Mr. Ferdinand came to U.S. Trust from Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company where he was an executive vice president and chief investment officer.

For the 10 years prior to joining Penn Mutual in 1987, he developed and managed the internal pension group, investing the global pension assets of Union Carbide Corporation. He was also previously associated with the Federal Reserve Bank of N.Y., the Chase Manhattan Bank and Smith, Barney & Co. Mr. Ferdinand is a member of the New York and Stamford Society of Security Analysts. He is a chartered financial analyst.

Ms. Long is a senior vice president/portfolio manager at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, where she is a member of the Military Affinity Group and past member of the Diversity & Inclusion Business Council. Previously, she was vice president/portfolio manager at Evergreen Investments-Wachovia Bank, and prior to that was an investment officer at Shawmut Bank.

Ms. Long has served as a literacy volunteer in Stamford and Greenwich, and as a committee member for Dress for Success Corporate Guild in Fairfield County. Through her ties with Delta Zeta Sorority, she develops and delivers an annual session on personal finances for young adults. She is a chartered financial analyst.

The World Affairs Forum offers between 25 and 30 programs and events annually in Fairfield and Westchester counties. For more information, visit

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