Sylvia J. Pozarnsky, MBA

Sylvia J. Pozarnsky, MBA

Executive Director

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Education: 
University of Iowa
University of Chicago
New York University

Degree
B.M. with Honors
Master of Arts
M.B.A. in Finance

Certification
Series 65

Industry Experience
Since 1977
E.F. Hutton – Vice President, Personal Financial Planning Division, NYC (10 years)
Ernst & Young – Partner (22 years)
– Midwest Director of Personal Financial Services (11 years)
– National Director of Personal Financial Services (5 years)
– Co-Chair, Global Personal Tax Services Network (3 years)
– Chair, Advisory Board, Ernst & Young Investment Advisors (10 years)

Column Experience
Executive Director – Since 2008

Hometown
Mobridge, South Dakota

Resides
Chicago, Illinois and Tucson, Arizona

Activities
The Chicago Center for Music Education – Emeritus Board member
Steppenwolf Theatre Company – Former Board member
The Chicago Network – Member
International Womens Forum - Member
Ventana Canyon Alliance - Finance Committee Member

Memberships
Personal Financial Planning Association (FPA)
Private Wealth Advisors Study Group (PWASG)
Ventana Canyon Golf & Racquet Club, Tucson, Arizona
Literary & Prologue Society of the Southwest, Tucson, Arizona

After working on Wall Street for nearly 10 years, Sylvia returned to Chicago to develop the Personal Financial Services (PFS) Practice at Ernst & Young. She served in various leadership roles during her 22 years with EY, and was instrumental in expanding the services provided by the PFS practice, including Investment Advisory Services. Sylvia joined Column Capital when she retired from Ernst & Young, and she continues to provide tax, financial and investment planning services to individuals, with a focus on corporate executives, affluent families and retirees. Sylvia and her husband Tom Riley reside in Tucson and spend part of the year in Chicago, Illinois. Sylvia enjoys travel, golf, hiking, reading, music, theater, art, wine, cooking, and entertaining.