Maribel Gerstner
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Maribel joined DCIIA in September of 2016 in a newly created COO role with responsibility for financial and operational management, staff development and execution of strategic goals. Maribel has spent almost 30 years in the financial services industry in a variety of roles. Previously, Maribel was Senior Vice President of Operations & Finance at Combined Insurance with responsibility for its customer service, financial operations, agent compensation, retention, new business and underwriting teams. Prior to that, Maribel had a long career at Allstate Insurance Company in a variety of leadership roles. She was President & Chief Operating Officer of Allstate Financial Services, a retail broker dealer offering securities products to Allstate's customers nationwide. Maribel was also Chief Compliance Officer of Allstate's non-proprietary broker dealers and a tax consultant on the Advanced Planning team. Prior to joining Allstate in 1993, Maribel was a Tax Manager with the personal financial planning group at Arthur Andersen & Co. where she provided comprehensive financial planning services to high net worth individuals and families.

Maribel received her B.A. degree from Northwestern University and her law degree from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. She has held several professional designations and securities registrations throughout her career. Maribel has served on the board of Mujeres Latinas en Acción since 2012 and is currently its Chair. She is based in Chicago and Phoenix.