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Asian Corporate and Entrepreneur Leaders (ACEL) is proud to bring Jessica Hamel, Vice President and Commercial Associate for Commercial Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch to speak at the 2019 ACEL Dynamics of Leadership Conference taking place from July 12-July 13, 2019 at the Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, Arizona.

On July 13th Jessica will speak about Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and why this important skillset can unlock the key to your success when navigating your career, managing teams, or building on relationships. She will discuss how the mastery of EQ has been a tremendous asset in her path to success in the highly competitive commercial banking sector.

This seminar will discuss the EQ model of competencies and skills that make you an effective leader. Jessica’s discussion on EQ will challenge the notion that sheer intellect and book smarts are the strongest indicators of success in your career. She will shed light on why the smartest person on the team is often times passed up for promotion. Research from as far back as the early 1900’s  indicate that success is directly correlated to strong EQ.

With 18 years at the world’s largest bank, Jessica currently serves as Vice President and Commercial Associate for Commercial Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Jessica is responsible for sales performance management, market analysis, and industry specialization support for several states across the Southwest. Jessica partners with relationship manager teams responsible for prospecting initiatives, deepening of client relationships, and client satisfaction deliverables. Jessica also serves as the Commercial Associate Lead for the healthcare industry in the Southwest Region.
Jessica joined the bank in 2001 as a Personal Banker and has held several roles in commercial banking, including sales support and treasury sales.

Jessica volunteers with Asian Corporate and Entrepreneur Leaders, St. Mary’s Food Bank, and Goodwill of Arizona, where she helps teens and adults expand their financial knowledge. She also currently serves as a Business Advisor to Employee Network chapters at Bank of America. In her free time, Jessica enjoys travelling and spending time with family and her 6-year-old son, Malakai.

For more information about the event, please email to [email protected] or visit


Early Bird Rate Before 6/14/2019
General Registration After 6/14/2019
COMMUNITY RECEPTION: (Fri, 7/12, 5:30-7:30pm) | Keynote Speaker: Harry Lee)  $25.00  $40.00
LEADERSHIP AWARDS GALA: (Sat., 7/13, 5:30-8:30pm | Keynote Speaker: Hamilton Chang) $95.00 $145.00
DAY PASS: Friday Conference (Fri., 7/12) Access to 12 Workshops/Seminars, Lunch & Reception $175.00 $275.00
DAY PASS: Sat. Conference (Sat., 7/13) Access to 10 Workshops/Seminars & Lunch & Awards Gala $199.00 $299.00
ALL-INCLUSIVE PASS: Best Deal!** (Friday, July 12 – Saturday, July, 13)   Full Access to Reception, Conference and Gala Event $299.00 $399.00
**WHIAAPI REGIONAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT (Fri., 7/12) In Partnership with the White House Initiative on AAPI (WHIAAPI), US Dept. of Commerce-Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) & National ACE | Access to 5 Workshops, Lunch & Reception $175.00 $275.00

Group Discounts are Available, please contact us for more information.

All conference registrations must be purchased online with a credit or debit card. Once you RSVP through [email protected], an email with a PayPal link for payment will be sent to the address that you provide when you RSVP. Your registration will be confirmed by an email sent to the same address after we receive your payment. Please ensure that your email address is correct when registering.

Attire: Business professional/Semi-formal.
All purchases are non-refundable. All payments must receive by 4 p.m. on July 8, 2019 to guarantee your seat.


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Special pricing is available for our event, $89/Night + Tax for a Standard 2-bed room.

Reserve your room by June 28th 2019 to guarantee the special pricing.

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