Merrill Lynch adviser in Napa wins North Bay Business Leadership Pride award

Pina Carino, a Napa-based first vice president and wealth management adviser for Merrill Lynch, is a winner of North Bay Business Journal’s inaugural Pride Business Leadership Awards.

Number of company employees: 60,000 employees at Merrill Lynch

Professional background: Wealth Management Adviser for 27 years.

Education: Arizona State University, Criminal Justice, BA degree; College of Financial Planning – Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) designations.

Personally, what have you learned about yourself within the past year — with its economic and social challenges — and how will it change the way you live going forward?

In my 27 years as a Wealth Management Advisor and Certified Financial Planner at Merrill Lynch, I learned I am having more conversations with my LGBT clients about their trusts, legacy planning and long term care options. Despite all the restrictions, the fears and…

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