Board Members & Committees

Ann Linton

President

Ann was one of the original founders that started with our predecessor group a chapter of FWA in 2003, realizing a need for a professional woman’s organization in Chicago. The NFP of CFW was created in 2006. Her role is President and she as been on the board since inception in some capacity.

She was a Client Service professional with over 30 years in the Institutional finance area.  Ann  currently has her own business and is semi-retired.

Dhara Mehta

Treasurer

Dhara Mehta is a financial service professional with 12 years of experience in providing administrative service to mutual funds and private equity clients. She holds a MBA with emphasis in Finance from Rockhurst University and a BSBA degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia.

In her role as Treasurer, she is responsible for maintaining accurate financial records, reviewing procedures for the budget, financial reporting, and advising on fundraising.

Monette Cope

Secretary

Monette is a bankruptcy attorney with Weltman, Weinberg & Reis and represent banks and financial institutions in bankruptcy courts.  She manages litigation on a national basis, including representing student loan lenders in bankruptcy.

She has been a board member of CFW since 2011, and serves as the organization’s secretary. The Secretary is responsible for assisting the President in setting the agenda for board meetings, attending and documenting the meetings, and keeping and maintaining the records of Chicago Financial Women.

Nolita Vassell

Director of Events

Nolita Vassell has been in the financial industry for over 12 years; with experience ranging from servicing clients in niche international investments to private wealth management. In her current role at BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Nolita manages the sales support team of the Central Region offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and DC. These offices service high net worth individuals, families and foundations in over 12 states within the region.

As Director of events at Chicago Financial Women; Nolita Co Chairs our efforts  in event planning and coordination, which includes establishing dates and topics and arranging for speakers. She also serves as the liaison in connecting and establishing relationships with other related organizations to co-chair events.

Event planning includes establishing dates and topics, arranging for speakers, reserving the event site, and coordinating location support and catering. Connecting and establishing relationships with other related organizations to co-chair events.

 

Meghan Credit

Events Group Coordinator

Meghan works as a Resource Manager for Robert Half Management Resources, focusing specifically on the financial services industry. Previously, she worked in the insurance industry as a Life & Health Actuary. She holds a BS in Mathematics from Kansas State University, and is a former D1 athlete. During her free time, Meghan volunteers with the Hamlin Park Baseball Association, serving as a Head Coach for an 8U softball team in the division.

Event planning includes establishing dates and topics, arranging for speakers, reserving the event site, and coordinating location support and catering. Connecting and establishing relationships with other related organizations to co-chair events.

Marketing Ambassador

Markets our organization and upcoming events with other Chicago companies, media and other organizations to share information about CFW with its employees to widen our exposure. Sends our list of events and flyers to continue to market us. Obtains other venue spaces at corporations that can also sponsor an event. Reviews the CFW website monthly to assure correct and current information and is working properly. Markets our organization and events via social media outlets such as Facebook, Instagram and Reports to the President.

 

 

Events Committee

Director of Events: Ann Linton

Ann was part of the original group that started our predecessor group (FWA) in 2003, realizing a need for a professional woman’s organization in Chicago. Her role is Events Committee Director and besides planning the years events she also holds Networking Happy Hours in the Summer months.