Ms. Tolomeo joined Academy as Managing Director responsible for business development, and also serves as the Branch Office Manager for the firm’s Chicago office. She began her career in the financial industry in 1987 with Morgan Stanley Asset Management. Initially she was responsible for managing the firm’s consultant databases and marketing, then ultimately moved into portfolio administration, implementation, and trading. In 1996, she took her trading skills to the sell-side to Berean Capital, where she provided equity execution to investment managers and public funds. The firm later acquired Jackson Securities, which subsequently was acquired by Atlanta Life Financial Group. She remained with the firm until 2008, after which she joined Melvin Securities as Director of Trading and Operations. Throughout her career, her primary focus has been on providing execution and support to public funds, either directly or through their investment managers.Ms. Tolomeo received an Associate Degree in Computer Science from Chicago’s Loop College. She has served on the Advisory Board of the Securities Traders Association of Chicago for many years and is currently serving on the Board of Directors. Additionally, she is active in her community, having worked to obtain federal funding to aid in implementing a Safe Routes to School program in her area. Ms. Tolomeo holds her Series 7, 24, 55, 63, and 99 licenses.