On Thursday, November 19th, Finance & Commerce Magazine hosted its 15th annual “Top Women in Finance” awards dinner to recognize the outstanding efforts of women in Minnesota who are making noteworthy contributions to their professions, their communities and society at large. The CFA Society of Minnesota is proud to have had three of its members receive this honor in 2015. They are:
Erica Bergsland, Vice President and Director of Research and Trading at Advantus Capital Management.
Jessica Murray, Intermediate Portfolio Manager at Thrivent Asset Management, and Treasurer of the CFA Society of Minnesota.
Debra Ann Sit, Senior Vice President of Sit Investment Associates, who received the award posthumously. Debbie passed away in June 2015 after battling cancer. Her husband, Peter Berge, accepted the award on her behalf.
To be considered for this award, each candidate was nominated by co-worker or other associate. All nominations were vetted by a panel of expert judges representing business and academic interests across Minnesota. All three women have been outstanding Investors, committed to their profession and to their respective communities, and strong supporters of the CFA Society of Minnesota for many years.
In their remarks to Finance & Commerce Magazine, both Erica and Jessica voiced continued commitment to achieving both excellence and diversity within the Investment community. The different viewpoints and experiences of the Society’s members have been a source of strength that both hope will continue to grow.
All three women exemplify the CFA’s high standards of professionalism and integrity. Please join the entire CFA Society of Minnesota as we congratulate Erica, Jessica, and Debbie.