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Working Mother List of Top 200 Wealth Advisors Features 61 from Morgan Stanley

Working Mother magazine’s inaugural list of the top 200 working mother advisors in the country features 61 Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors.

Working Mother magazine has selected 61 Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor working mothers to its inaugural list of Top 200 Wealth Advisors.

Financial Advisors Cheryl Young (Los Gatos, CA) and Anouchka Balog (Laguna Niguel, CA) were among the top 20 working mothers on the list.

The article also featured profiles of two other Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors, Betsey Pakenas (No.30) and Kate Waters (No. 93).

Pakenas’ choice of a career in financial services was influenced by the family business. “My father invited me to work alongside him as a Financial Advisor,” said Pakenas. “It’s also a ‘people’ business, and I’ve rarely met someone I didn’t want to know better.”

Waters shared that she takes great personal pleasure from her role as a Financial Advisor. “I love empowering others to be the best they can be, and helping others create and feel financial freedom is incredibly rewarding,” said Waters.

Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor working mothers named to the 2017 list were:

  1. Emily Bach, Orinda, CA
  2. Anouchka Balog, Laguna Niguel, CA
  3. Stacey Barrins, Chicago, IL
  4. Sallie Behnke, Dallas, TX
  5. Mara Bralove, Washington, DC
  6. Melinda Brewer, Oklahoma City, OK
  7. Noel Brown, Honolulu, HI
  8. Claudine Callison-Siero, Little Falls, NJ
  9. Heather Churchill, Orlando, FL
  10. Rachel Cohen, West Conshohocken, PA
  11. Sharon Cunningham, New York, NY
  12. Michele Dandrea, McLean, VA
  13. Fay DeBellis, Minneapolis, MN
  14. Felicia Di Silvestro, Chicago, IL
  15. Valerie Dugan, Hartford, CT 
  16. Dawn Dupre, Berwyn, PA
  17. Tammy Escobar-Miller, Scottsdale, AZ
  18. Catherine Fang, Menlo Park, CA
  19. Susan Feitelberg, New York, NY
  20. Janet Franco Gordon, Coral Gables, FL
  21. Kay Grasman, New York, NY
  22. Kathy Grasmeder, Glens Falls, NY
  23. Susan Harrington, Rockville, MD
  24. Kimberley Hatchett, New York, NY
  25. Emily Hill, Lawrence, KS
  26. Cindy Katz Morton, Boca Raton, FL
  27. Inna Kelly, San Francisco, CA
  28. Marilyn Keyser, Purchase, NY
  29. YC Lama, Beverly Hills, CA
  30. Courtney Lisecki, New York, NY
  31. Sarah Man, Westport, CT
  32. Maureen Novak, Syracuse,NY
  33. Michele B. O'Connor, Boston, MA
  34. Roz O'Connor, New York, NY
  35. Eva Marina Ovejero, Miami, FL
  36. Betsy Pakenas, Frederick, MD
  37. Christina Paul, New York, NY
  38. MaryAnn, Pietromonaco, Cincinnati, OH
  39. Sara Pitcel, Waukesha, WI
  40. Lisa Purtell, Fresno, CA
  41. Jenny Santek, Madison, WI
  42. Lisa Santo, New York, NY
  43. Stephanie Saunders, Easton, MD
  44. Beth Scanlan,San Francisco, CA
  45. Christina Schatz, New York, NY
  46. Sabina Sewillo, Chicago, IL
  47. Mary Sexton, Washington, DC
  48. Dianna Smith, Leawood, KS
  49. Mary Tomanek, Deerfield, IL
  50. Kristina Van Liew, Chicago, IL
  51. Barbara Virany, Pittsburgh, PA
  52. Sandra Wang, Palo Alto, CA
  53. Michelle Ward, New York, NY
  54. Cherie Wardrop, Glenview, IL
  55. Kate Waters, New York, NY
  56. Carolyn Weaver, Peoria, IL
  57. Adrianne Yamaki, San Francisco, CA
  58. Cheryl Young, Los Gatos, CA
  59. Kathleen Youngerman, Chesterfield, MO
  60. Gillian Yu, San Francisco, CA
  61. Merle Zislin, Boca Raton, FL

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