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Margaret A. Kwawer, JD, Recognized as a Leader in Compliance and Legal Excellence

Margaret A. Kwawer, JD, honored for nearly three decades of experience in the legal and financial sectors

Ms. Kwawer received the Illinois Young Careerist Award from the Business and Professional Women's Foundation in 2008 and has been honored with two Army Achievement Medals for her commendable service.

    ST. LOUIS, MO, June 12, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Margaret A. Kwawer, JD, has been selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Ms. Kwawer boasts an illustrious career spanning nearly three decades in the legal and financial sectors. Currently serving as a compliance attorney with Surge Ventures LLC since 2023, she plays a pivotal role in client interaction and collaborates closely with AI technology experts to refine software solutions. Her expertise in compliance, particularly in aligning software with regulations for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, has solidified her reputation as a leader in her field.

Prior to her tenure at Surge Ventures, Ms. Kwawer held key positions at Wells Fargo Bank NA, where she made significant contributions. From 2019 to 2023, she served as senior vice president and senior lead business execution consultant, guiding strategic planning and execution. Earlier roles included first vice president of product management from 2015 to 2019, assistant vice president and supervision manager from 2012 to 2015, and an officer in compliance advertising review from 2011 to 2012. Noteworthy achievements during her time at Wells Fargo Advisors include managing communications and marketing for a $1.3 trillion portfolio as a product manager.

Ms. Kwawer's diverse professional background also includes roles at Edward Jones, where she served as a field supervision director and branch manager from 2006 to 2011. Complementing her professional achievements is her military service. As an E-4 and E4 Specialist, she worked for the Adjutant General with the 13th Corp Support Command to complete congressional inquiries, military awards, medical review boards and achieved designations as a certified Humvee driver and an Honor Graduate of the Armed Forces Postal Academy.

Establishing a firm foundation for her career, Ms. Kwawer attained a Bachelor of Science in business administration and management from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, followed by a Juris Doctor from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in 2020. She also possesses several certifications from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, including Series 10, Series 9, Series 24, Series 66, Series 63 and Series 7. Additionally, she is licensed to practice law by the Missouri State Bar and is a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

Ms. Kwawer's commitment extends beyond her professional endeavors to active engagement in civic affairs. She has served as a board member for Payback for three years and holds memberships in esteemed organizations such as the National Society of Compliance Professionals. Furthermore, she volunteers as a non-public arbitrator for FINRA.

Recognized for her outstanding contributions, Ms. Kwawer received the Illinois Young Careerist Award from the Business and Professional Women's Foundation in 2008 and has been honored with two Army Achievement Medals for her commendable service.

Outside of her professional pursuits, Ms. Kwawer cherishes spending time with her family. Looking ahead, she is driven by her aspirations to develop software aiding compliance officers and to provide legal assistance to those in need through volunteering.

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