Emily Pitts

by Edward Cates
Emily Pitts
Edward Jones

Emily Pitts is Principal, Inclusion/Diversity for Edward Jones. In this role, Pitts heads the firm’s comprehensive inclusion initiative, which creates and sustains a work environment that attracts, welcomes, supports and develops a diverse team of outstanding associates and energizes members to achieve their full potential.


Pitts was instrumental in developing and rolling out the firm’s first Cross-Cultural Development Program (CCDP), which helps minority financial advisors network and learn best practices to better serve a multicultural clientele. She also developed the firm’s Women’s Leadership Forum and Minority Leadership Forum.


Pitts is a graduate of Leadership FOCUS St. Louis. She also serves on the Boards of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis, the Diversity Awareness Partnership and the St. Louis Urban League, as well as the advisory committee for the American Red Cross’ Charles Drew Blood Campaign. In addition, she chairs the diversity committees for the National Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and a board member of the Metropolitan Board of Directors for the YMCA of Greater St. Louis.


Pitts holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Clark Atlanta University and an Executive MBA from Washington University.

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