Renée Baker, DBA, RCC™
Renée Baker is head of Private Client Group (PCG) Advisor Inclusion Networks at Raymond James, providing corporate support and leadership for the Women Financial Advisors Network, Black Financial Advisors Network and Pride Financial Advisors Network. Renée and her team are focused on the recruitment, retention and advancement of diverse financial advisors to help them achieve long-term success. She collaborates with the Raymond James PCG Education & Practice Management team to provide solutions, tools and resources to help advisors grow their businesses. Renée also works closely with internal and external partners including the firm’s head of diversity and inclusion in support of the firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Previously, Renée served as chief marketing officer for Carillon Tower Advisers, a subsidiary of Raymond James. She was responsible for the global marketing strategy for seven affiliate brands, while leading a team of marketing professionals across several departments. Renée is a seasoned marketing executive with extensive experience across various channels and geographies. Before joining Raymond James, she held senior-level marketing roles at several financial services firms, most recently at Aberdeen Standard Investments. She was also an adjunct instructor at the University of South Florida, where she taught advertising management.
Renée is a member of the Raymond James Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, having previously served as the firm’s national co-leader for the Mosaic Multicultural Inclusion Network; and serves as a mentor for several Raymond James’ associates programs and American Corporate Partners, which are focused on helping veterans and active-duty spouses find meaningful employment opportunities and develop long-term careers. Active in the community, she is also a trustee for American Stage Theatre Company, where she serves as the co-chair for the equity, diversity and inclusion committee and is a member of the board of directors for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Rutgers University, a Master of Business Administration degree from The Pennsylvania State University and a doctorate in business administration from Wilmington University. Renée also completed executive education at the Securities Industry Institute, hosted by SIFMA and Wharton, and holds several securities licenses. She has been the recipient of several industry awards and was recognized by The Pennsylvania State University, as the 2021 Smeal Alumni Award Recipient for Diversity Leadership and Financial Planning magazine as one of the “20 People Who Will Change Wealth Management in 2020.”