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Sitting between the cusp of the Generation X and Millennial generations, David Foegal is often the youngest person in a room of high-ranking positions.

Foegal is in a unique position. As a senior investment consultant at Vanguard, one of the largest investment companies in the world, Foegal manages and interacts with people one generation older and one generation younger than him daily. As expected, some professionals question his expertise. But Foegal’s strong ability to leverage these differences has helped him persevere and succeed past skepticism.

“Multiple heads and multiple perspectives better one’s understanding of the current situation,” Foegal said. “Just looking at something from multiple angles, you’ll be able to minimize whatever prejudice people have.”

At the Dynamics of Leadership conference on July 8, Foegal will speak about “Working on Multi-Generational Teams: Effective Techniques to Minimize Generational Differences.” Through his workshop, he will inspire attendees to empathize with the diversity of their peers’ professional behavior, from Millennials desiring fast-paced information and action to Baby Boomers wanting their voices to be heard.

Rather than judging professionals by at first glance, Foegal said the heart of a profession should be listening to clients and their goals — a mindset he hopes will rise when his children enter the work force in the future.

“As the parent of young children, you never know, as your children age, what types of prejudices they may come across because they are younger,” Foegal said.

He notes that supporting these emerging leaders, as well as rising minority professionals, is important in widening access to resources in systems that aren’t necessarily designed for their demographics to lead. For Foegal, stepping up was the result of one question: If you don’t, then who will?

“If you don’t invest in how to navigate some of that, you can never expect Asian Americans to be the ones who lead if they don’t know how to lead within the system that exists,” Foegal said.

Foegal is currently the Arizona sponsor of Vanguard’s Leadership and Engagement for Asian Professionals (LEAP) program. He plans to get involved in his children’s school board in the future.

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Conference Kickoff Reception (Fri, July 7, 7-9pm) | Keynote Speaker: Svetlana Kim, Author of White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee



Saturday Gala Dinner (Sat., July 8, 6-9pm) | Keynote Speaker: Bill Imada



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