My role at EQ Shareowner Services:
I am the Chief Operating Officer of EQ Shareowner Services. I have been with EQ Shareowner Services /Wells Fargo for 25 years, spending the first 6 years on the Bank Custodian side managing Corporate Actions, Proxy, Mutual Funds, and Income Collections for all asset types. The past 19 years have been with Shareowner Services, initially in Product Development before moving into Operations.
In addition to managing Operations, I am involved with the securities industry on a number of fronts. I co-chaired the DRS Guidelines Committee to produce the industry guidelines for handling DRS shares and movements. I am co-chair of the Securities Transfer Association (STA) Operations Committee, director of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s (SIFMA) Corporate Actions Section, member of DTCC’s Asset Services Advisory Board, member of the T + 2 Industry Working Group, member of the Dematerialization Cross Stakeholder Industry Group, member of the DTC/TA/Broker Working Group, and chair of the SSA’s Legal and Regulatory Committee. I recently stepped down as a Director of the SSA after almost 10 years on the Board.
Why I am a member of the SSA:
I initially came in contact with the SSA while working on the industry DRS initiative. We had a few SSA Board members sit on the DRS Industry Committee and I thoroughly enjoyed learning the issuer’s point of view. My first SSA conference was in Arizona. I remember the warm welcoming the SSA members gave. I met so many fabulous individuals who really cared about each other and about serving the shareholders. The sharing of knowledge and best practices and the desire to make constructive change that benefited all made me realize this was an organization I wanted to be involved with.
A Little Bit about Me:
I was born and raised in Nebraska, and yes, I am still a Nebraska Cornhusker fan. I moved to Minnesota to attend St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN where I met my husband. We have 4 amazing children (1 boy and 3 girls) and 2 wonderful grandsons (ages 4 and 9 months). I was fortunate to work part-time for 17 years while raising our children. I was the first officer at U.S. Bank to go part-time back in 1985. I also applied for a Vice President’s job at Wells Fargo 25 years ago as a job share team (2 days one week, 3 days the second). Fortunately, we were hired and spent the next 6 years managing the team until my job share partner needed to move back to full time. I feel I grew the most during those 6 years, after all, how often in one’s career do you have a constant mentor!