LGBTQ of Hunterdon County of NJ is a non profit 501 (C) (3)

Feb 2016 LGBTQ of Hunterdon County of NJ

Speaker for Feb is Walter Schubert

Open to youth teens and young adults and adults and parents

Topic is “Out and Into Life”. “How to face adversity and thrive.

Date: FEB 4 2016

Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm Thursday

Place: North County Library
            65 Halsted Street
           Clinton NJ 08809 


Walter Schubert, is a well-known and widely respected Securities Industry professional, and a former third generation member of the New York Stock Exchange - NYSE. He has over 35 years’ experience in the Financial Services Industry. 

In 1994, Walter became the first openly gay member of the NYSE, and is one of the very few early openly gay individuals in the entire Financial Services Industry. His extensive knowledge and experience in diversity issues, and financial services enabled Walter to lead in the transformation of a more inclusive and welcoming environment at the NYSE, and the financial services industry in general.

Walter became internationally famous in 1999 by founding ‘The Gay Financial Network’, the internet’s first website dedicated to the personal financial interests and challenges of LGBT citizens. 

Walter is also Chairman Emeritus, and Founding Board Member of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce – NGLCC. 

He served on the Board of Directors for 10 years.

Schubert was included in the Crain’s New York Business "Technology  100,"  Silicon  Alley  Reporter’s  "100  Most  Powerful  Internet  Executives"  (for  three consecutive  years)  and  was  named  to New  York  Magazine’s "The  Gay  List:  the  city's  101  most Influential lesbians and gays” of 2000. 

Schubert was also named by the NY Daily News as one of “Fifty to Watch in 1999”. 

In 2000 he was elected to the National Board of Directors of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian and Gays (PFLAG).  He was re-elected to the Board of PFLAG in 2004 and served as its Treasurer for three years.

Walter’s four terms on the Board ended in January of 2009. 

In  2009 Walter Schubert  was  selected  as the  lead  architect, and one  of  the  six council members on  the  New York  Stock  Exchange’s Financial  Literacy  Council. This council is comprised of leading experts on financial literacy in the U.S. whose mission is to increase the financial literacy of employed persons in the U.S.  

In 2009, Walter Schubert received the “Liberty Award”, the highest award from the Liberty Education Forum during the Liberty Education Forum National Symposium. The Liberty Education Forum (LEF) is a non-partisan 501(C) 3 organization that focuses on reaching out to conservatives and people of faith.  

Walter is a survivor of the attack on 9-11 at the World Trade Center. He was at the bottom of the South Tower when the second plane hit.

His office was within “Ground Zero”. 

Walter is also a cancer survivor. He had lived for 12 years with, and survived four bouts of Stage 3 Melanoma. He was one of the few successful participants in the first clinical trial of “Yervoy”, the first cancer / immunotherapy “vaccine”. 

 Today, he is 4 years cancer free, and is semi-retired. He is currently a life coach, mentor, and public speaker on a wide variety of topics from Financial Literacy, to how to cope with life’s most difficult problems, and still maintain a positive attitude.  

He enjoys playing the piano, writing, and helping those in need. He does extensive work with the homeless, and former convicts trying to help them learn about personal finance, and find jobs. Walter Speaks fluent German, and maintains Securities Licenses Series  6,7,11,24,27,63 and is a Registered Investment Advisor.  

Out and Into Life  How to face adversity and thrive.