Diahann Lassus is president and chief investment officer of wealth-management firm Lassus Wherley, which she co-founded in 1985. A certified financial planner, certified public accountant and personal financial specialist, she has appeared on CNBC, NBC and other TV networks. A contributor to publications such as New Jersey's The Star-Ledger, Investment Advisor, AICPA Wealth Management Insider, New Jersey Business and Garden State Woman, Lassus was also featured in the book "How Women Lead: The 8 Essential Strategies Successful Women Know," published in 2012.
She has been named one of the "Thirty Most Influential" in 2013 by the National Association of Personal Finance Advisors, won the Five Star Wealth Manager Award for 2011-2013.
Lassus previously held positions in accounting and line operations for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Xerox and AT&T. She was the field operations manager for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Lassus earned a bachelor's degree in management from Florida State University and an MBA at University of North Florida.
Follow her on Twitter at @diahannlassus.