Nicsa Announces Volunteer of the Year Awardees

By Nicsa Admin posted 02-09-2023 01:54 PM


Boston, MA – February 9, 2023 — Nicsa has announced its Volunteer of the Year Awardees, who will be honored at its Strategic Leadership Forum at the beginning of March. Nicsa’s Volunteer of the Year Awards recognize outstanding efforts of members who are dedicated to supporting the mission of the Association, serving the global asset management community, and advancing the broader industry.


Nicsa’s committees work to provide association members with educational resources on the issues that matter most to the global asset management industry.  On behalf of Nicsa, committee members support the association’s mission of developing, sharing, and advancing leading practices among industry participants.  Each year, Nicsa recognizes volunteers who have constantly gone above and beyond in their efforts to serve the Nicsa community in the last 12 months.


“We are very honored to recognize these exemplary professionals, who demonstrate passion, leadership, and dedication toward advancing best practices in the asset and wealth management industry,” said Jim Fitzpatrick, President and CEO of Nicsa.


A list of this year’s honorees follows:


Alternative Investments Committee

Justin Schwartz | DTCC


Compliance & Risk Management Committee

Eileen Storz-Salino | Morgan Stanley


Content Committee

Anish Mazumdar | Aliter Investment Services, LLC


Data Analytics Committee

Brian Foote | Broadridge


Diversity Project Benchmarking Committee

Cheryl Reich | Broadridge


Diversity Project Education & Outreach Committee

John Saf | Calamos Investments


Diversity Project Fearless Leadership Symposium Committee

Meaghan Ryan, CFA | Columbia Threadneedle Investments


Diversity Project Industry Engagement & Events Committee

La Rae Heyl | Aegon Asset Management


Diversity Project “Next Practices” Committee

Rosa Licea-Mailloux | MFS Investment Management


Fund & Investor Services Committee

Linda Azzara | GMO


Fund Administration Committee

Tom Perugini | State Street


General Membership Meeting Committee

Kelli O'Brien | Citi


International Committee

Emmanuel Gutton | ALFI

Membership Committee

David Whitaker

Next Gen Committee

Donnie Aylward | MFS Investment Services


Product & Distribution Committee

Justin Hansen | MFS Investment Management


Retirement Committee

Perri Williams | Invesco


SMA & Model Portfolio Committee

Melissa Cross | Allspring Global Investments


Strategic Leadership Forum Committee

Jim Nolan | Citi


Technology & Digital Innovation Committee

Stan Hawkins | Capital Group | American Funds


UIT Committee

Dawn Kahler | Guggenheim Investments


Unclaimed Property Committee

Heather Gabell | MarketSphere Unclaimed Property Specialists


President’s Awards

Steve Rueschhoff | Edward Jones

Kelli O'Brien | Citi


About Nicsa 

Nicsa is a not-for-profit trade association striving to connect all facets of the global asset management industry in order to develop, share, implement, and advance leading practices.  For over sixty years, Nicsa has promoted an open and collaborative environment, where members’ and partners’ deep expertise and unique perspectives have come together to help strategically implement and support the industry’s most vital issues. Click here for more information about membership.


Nicsa aims to help firms operating in all segments of the global asset management industry meet the changing needs of their clients by aligning and educating industry participants through formal education programs, interactive forums, networking opportunities, and initiatives such as the Diversity Project North America. The Diversity Project’s goal is to accelerate progress towards a diverse and inclusive culture in the asset management industry to deliver the best possible results for clients, reflect the society we serve, and ensure long-term business sustainability. Click here for more information on Nicsa’s Diversity Project North America initiative.