lenore-hawkins-sLenore Hawkins is a Principal at Meritas Advisors, a registered investment advisor working with high net worth families to protect and grow their life savings.  She is also the author of Elle’s Economy, a blog on investing and the global economy.

Lenore has over 17 years of experience in finance, strategic planning, risk management and asset valuation. Prior to her current position, Lenore served as the Vice President of Corporate Development for Centara Capital Management Group, a San Diego firm that provides coordinated financial planning, investment management, tax, insurance and estate planning services to its high net worth clients.  Prior to this Lenore served as Vice President of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development for National Mobile Television, the largest mobile broadcasting company in the United States,  where she was responsible for evaluation of investment opportunities and the design and implementation of complex corporate financial structures. Lenore has also worked with JP Morgan in New York City in Private Client Service, which provides wealth management services to high net worth individuals and families. Lenore began her career with Accenture Consulting where she led consulting teams advising financial services clients, such as the Capital Group (a group of investment management companies including the American Funds, Capital Bank and Trust, and Capital International Funds), Charles Schwab, and Bank of America.

Lenore holds the Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Economics from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA in Finance from the Anderson School at UCLA. She consistently achieved Dean’s list honors during both her undergraduate and master’s degree programs.

Lenore is a member of the Financial Planning Association of San Diego.  In addition to her work with the Dreyfuss Civics Initiative, Lenore is a partner at San Diego Social Venture Partners, an organization which helps San Diego nonprofit agencies become more effective and sustainable and a member of St. Germaine Children’s Charity, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to stopping child abuse and improving the lives of abused and neglected children in San Diego.  She also works with Reality Changers, a nonprofit that provides disadvantaged youth from inner-cities with the resources to become first generation college students by supplying academic support and financial assistance.