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We support women in the investment community with networking, professional and personal development opportunities, and education programs.
Women’s Advisory Committee was formed in November 2016 and provides an opportunity for networking and professional development for women involved in various spheres of finance, including financial advisors, investment managers, consultants, accountants and attorneys. We achieve this objective through a variety of activities including networking and educational events hosted by the Committee and the CFA Society New Mexico, including various initiatives with university students.
  • Promote professional networking and career development opportunities through programs and strengthening relationships in the investment community
  • Facilitate a dialogue to advance and empower women in New Mexico investment community
  • Provide young women with early exposure to the investment industry,  resources and networking opportunities in their college years and early career
  • Foster personal development through opportunities in leadership, mentoring, education, and philanthropy for women across varying investment professions and experience levels

Women’s Advisory Committee invites you to consider becoming involved. Not only do we welcome and need your help, we also want your good ideas. The best way to contribute is through your involvement on a working committee. This is an excellent way in which to really get to know some terrific women. For more information, please contact Callie Poerio​

Holley Mariani.pngCallie Poerio is a Brokerage Operations Representative at Fidelity Investments. She has been with Fidelity since 2017 and has worked with the Transfer of Assets and Mutual Fund Reconciliation Teams. She is now responsible for balancing non-Fidelity mutual fund accounts by working with business partners and ensuring the accuracy of all transactions. Callie is passionate about financial literacy, community involvement, and volunteering at company events in the Albuquerque area. She graduated from The UNM Anderson School of Management with a Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. When Callie is away from the office, she enjoys swimming, hiking, and large family gatherings.


Devona Benavidez is the Managing Principal, PIM Portfolio Manager of Acequia Investment Group.  She has been a financial advisor for over 10 years, specializing in investment planning and discretionary portfolio management.  She is skilled in helping clients organize and execute their retirement income distribution strategy.  Devona enjoys educating clients and has a passion for helping women navigate the financial decisions in their lives.  Devona graduated from the University Of New Mexico Anderson School Of Management with a B.A. degree in Finance.  She holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) professional designation, as well as the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®) certification.

The use of the CDFA® designation does not permit Wells Fargo Advisors or its Financial Advisors to provide legal advice, nor is it meant to imply that the firm or its associates are acting as experts in this field.
Investment products and services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (WFAFN), Member SIPC. Acequia Investment Group is a separate entity from WFAFN.

Regina Gaysina.jpgRegina Gaysina was previously the chair of the CFA Society New Mexico Women's Committee.  She is the Vice President at RBC Capital Markets in Albuquerque. Regina focuses on New Mexico clients and actively participates in the development of long-term finance plans and obtaining financings through issuance of municipal bonds for New Mexico universities, school districts, cities, counties and various finance authorities. Prior to joining RBC, Regina worked as an Investment Analyst for Cetera Advisor Networks and as an Internal Sales Consultant with Thornburg Investment Management. Regina holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Ural State University, Ekaterinburg, Russia. She has passed Level I Exam of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Program.

JJMilder.jpg JJ Milder: Over 30 years of institutional investment industry experience, managing client and consultant relationships.  Most recently served as Senior Vice President and member of Callan’s outsourced investment management team since 2010.  Career includes having worked at Fidelity Investments, Putnam and Batterymarch. Relocated from Boston, MA to Santa Fe, NM summer of 2006. Joined the CFA Institute and CFA Society New Mexico in 2012. Became a CFA Society New Mexico board member in 2014.

murphy.jpgAnna Murphy, CFA is a portfolio manager for the New Mexico State Treasurer's Office. Previously, she was a portfolio manager for Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico (PERA). Anna began her finance career in private wealth management while working toward her MBA at the University of New Mexico. She also holds a BA from Wesleyan University, Connecticut. 


Ritz.jpgMolly Ritz, CFP® started her career in the financial services industry in 2006, when she began working with the Ulrich team. She has extensive experience in areas including client support and communication, account administration, and investment performance reporting. She collaborates with the capital markets review team, adjusts portfolio modeling and implements asset allocation and investment manager changes. Molly is actively involved in the investment and rebalancing of client accounts, monitors compliance with investment guidelines, and assists in the development of comprehensive financial plans for the Firm's clients. She also plays an integral role in client relationship management, investment reporting and preparation of requests for proposal.

amy_stangel_cfa_website.jpgAmy Stangel, CFP®  is the Chief Compliance Officer and a Financial Planner. She joined Hanseatic Management Services in 2012. Ms. Stangel oversees all back office, compliance, accounting and operations and has 20 years of work experience in those arenas.  She obtained her IACCP® (Investment Adviser Certified Compliance Professional) designation in December 2013, and currently holds the Series 65 license. Ms. Stangel became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in May 2020.  She obtained her MBA from the University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Management and BA from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.    
Kaely Weimerskirch.jpgKaeley Weimerskirch is an analyst with RBC Capital Markets.  She has been with RBC since October, 2019.  Before RBC, Kaeley worked as an Audit Associate with KPMG. She is a graduate from the University of New Mexico where she graduated with a BBA in Accounting and Finance.  During her time at the university she became involved with CFA Society New Mexico through volunteering for society events.  Kaeley also became involved with the university by becoming the president of the business honor society, Beta Alpha Psi, and using that experience to mentor students and other student organizations such as the Financial Management Association.  In her free time Kaeley enjoys mentoring students and also enjoys playing trending video games and spending time with her puppy, Guinness.