As Chief Administrative Officer, Anna manages office policies, and controls and coordinates administrative services including finance, payroll, personnel and employee relations, and facilities management. She is liaison to the CCO, and with the support of a professional consultant, implements internal policies and procedures according to regulatory compliance guidelines.
Anna grew up in the Midwest and earned a BA from Mt. Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, IA. Before becoming involved in financial services, she had a working background in the creative arts. As Art Director, promoted from Assistant, she oversaw the creative services department of WMT-TV in Cedar Rapids. She subsequently moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where she was an Art Director at Rayovac Corporation, and where she earned an MFA at the UW. She came to Northern California in 1978, set up a studio, worked as an independent artist and taught art in publicly funded in-school programs and community art centers.
Anna took the opportunity to work with her husband, Dick, at the start of the formation of The Blakeley Group. She enjoys the challenge of keeping the office running smoothly which she sees as a necessary component to providing a consistent and excellent service experience for clients.
Outside the office, Anna has many interests. She considers herself a neophyte gym rat, a border-line movie buff, an occasional book-worm, and a part-time art enthusiast.