Sylvia J. Pozarnsky, MBA

Sylvia J. Pozarnsky, MBA

Executive Director

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University of Iowa
University of Chicago
New York University

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

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

Mobridge, South Dakota

Tucson, Arizona

The Chicago Center for Music Education – Emeritus Board member
Steppenwolf Theatre Company – Former Board member


Personal Financial Planning Association (FPA)
The Chicago Network - Member
Ventana Canyon Golf & Racquet Club, Tucson, Arizona
Ventana Canyon Alliance – Board Member
Literary & Prologue Society of the Southwest, Tucson, Arizona
International Women’s Forum A2 Chapter – Board Member
International Women's Forum – Member

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. Sylvia enjoys travel, golf, hiking, reading, music, theater, art, wine, cooking, and entertaining.