The 411- Daria Lo Presti Wallach ’76

Retired Managing Partner at Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC •First female CEO • 41-year career in the financial services industry • Benefactors Circle member • English major • Established The William C. Foster and John P. Lo Presti Scholarship Fund • Distinguished alumna • Resides in New York

Daria Lo Presti WallachSupports G’burg because
Gettysburg offers a remarkable liberal arts education, and I strongly believe that such an education is the foundation of a satisfying and rewarding life.

Lessons learned
Thinking in a more integrated manner—key to developing new ideas and identifying solutions to complex issues. The importance of community and contributing constructively. Expressing myself with clarity and confidence.

Most exciting College advancements?
The ever-growing intellectual quality of students and the expansion of academic and cocurricular programs. The vast array of resources supporting an increasingly diverse student body.

Highlight of career
Being the CEO of a firm in a dynamic, intellectually challenging industry. Working with—and nurturing the skills of—talented, committed individuals.

Next on your bucket list?
To speak French fluently (my husband is half-French), then tackle Italian. Visit the Taj Mahal, accompanied by my husband and college roommate and best friend Kathy Bloomfield ’76.

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