Welcome Our New Board Member, Andrea Collins

We are so happy to welcome Andrea Collins to our Board this year! Andrea is an alum of Leadership L.A. Class of 2018 and she works at Charles Schwab as VP, Financial Consultant.

Since 2005, her career has included Financial Advisory at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Portfolio Management for high-net-worth individuals, families, and foundations at City National Rochdale, a subsidiary of City National Bank. In 2019 she published ‘A Word to the Wise’, a book helping to uncover the underlying obstacles that many face when striving to create generational wealth. You can read Andrea's full bio here.

As our newest board member, we asked Andrea to share more about her Leadership L.A. experience and why she decided to join the SCLN board.

Describe your experience with Leadership L.A. How has it impacted your leadership development?

As a 4th generation Angeleno I always have had an immense pride of being rooted in Southern California. The most interesting phenomenon about being born and raised in Los Angeles is that no matter how immersed you are in the city, there is - and will always remain, so much opportunity to learn more about the people, places, culture, infrastructure and government. My experience with Leadership L.A. provided an environment to not only glean from the expertise and experiences of my fellow cohort members, but also a deliberate exposure to the needs of the communities that make up Los Angeles.