Anna is the Chief Compliance Officer. She manages day to day compliance issues, and with the support of a professional consultant, implements internal policies and procedures according to regulatory compliance guidelines. In her role as CAO, Anna manages office policies, and controls and coordinates administrative services including finance, payroll, personnel and employee relations, and facilities management.
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 went to graduate school, earning an MFA at the UW. Upon graduating, Anna moved to Northern California and 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. When not working her likes getting regular exercise, weekend excursions with her husband, and spending time with her cat, Tessa. Her favorite past times are reading, going to movies, and visiting art museums.