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Alexandra Lebenthal

Alexandra Lebenthal
President and CEO, Lebenthal Holdings

Alexandra Lebenthal is the President and CEO of Lebenthal Holdings. She comes from a storied Wall Street family. Her grandparents, Louis and Sayra Lebenthal, founded Lebenthal & Co., a municipal bond specialist, in 1925.

Her grandmother worked until age 93. She followed her father, James Lebenthal, as the company spokesperson. She joined Lebenthal in 1988 and became President and CEO in 1995 at the age of 31. Ms. Lebenthal remained at the firm for four years after its sale, leaving in 2005 before starting anew in 2006. Lebenthal today is comprised of Lebenthal & Company, LLC, the number one Woman Owned firm in the capital markets business and Lebenthal Asset Management run by Alexandra's brother, Jim Lebenthal.

A passionate supporter of women in business, she was named one of New York's 100 most influential women by Crain's New York Business and one of the top 50 Women in Wealth Management by Wealth Manager Magazine. She has also been named to the Crain's New York Top Women Owned Business and the Crain's Fastest 50 Growing Businesses in New York.

Ms. Lebenthal is a board member of Savvy Ladies, an organization that provides financial planning to women. She is also board member of The Committee of 200, a leading organization for female entrepreneurs and corporate women. She is also involved in several other cultural and philanthropic institutions in New York City.

Ms. Lebenthal is also a contributing editor for New York Social Diary and published her first novel "Recessionistas," in August 2010, which was sold to SONY Television. In 2015 she will be publishing "The Women's Investment Bible," a book for female investors. The company also publishes "SAYRA," a magazine for female financial advisors.

She is also the co-founder of The Women's Executive Circle a group of high-profile Jewish Women that mentor other women under the auspices of United Jewish Appeal.

A graduate of Princeton University in 1986, with an A.B. in history, Ms. Lebenthal began her career in the municipal bond department at Kidder Peabody Inc. Ms. Lebenthal lives in New York City with her husband, Jay Diamond. They have three children, Benjamin, Charlotte and Eleanor.

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