The Financial Women’s Association said early Tuesday that Jennifer Openshaw is its new executive director. Openshaw most recently served as president of Finect, a social networking platform for advisors.
She becomes only the second executive director for the organization since it was founded in 1956, succeeding Nancy Sellar, who held the post for nearly 30 years.
“Jennifer brings not only a unique blend of technology, educational and financial industry experience, but also the vision, passion and reputation for advancing women in today’s evolving world,” said FWA President Maureen Adolf, in a press release.
In the past, Openshaw worked as the press secretary for the California State Treasurer’s Office and in senior roles at Bank of America (BAC), Wilshire Associates and BankOne.
She founded and then served as CEO of Women’s Financial Network, which was bought by the late Muriel Siebert in 2000.