Aquila Investment Management LLC and Aquila Distributors LLC have a highly dedicated and tenured team of professionals. The core group of employees average over 25 years of financial services / mutual fund industry experience and over 10 years at Aquila.
Diana P. Herrmann, Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer, Has over 35 years’ experience in the financial services industry, over 30 of which have been with Aquila. She previously held a variety of positions with European American Bank, now part of Citibank. A graduate of Colby College and Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program, she is a Governor of the Investment Company Institute (the mutual fund industry trade organization) and a director of ICI Mutual Insurance Co., the captive insurance company for the mutual fund industry. She is active in charitable and volunteer organizations, particularly those with a focus on education and healthcare. She, therefore, takes great pride in the fact that the Aquila Group of Funds’ municipal bond funds have helped to finance and support needed infrastructure, including schools and hospitals, throughout each of the states in which the funds invest.
Randall S. Fillmore, Chief Compliance Officer, Over 29 years’ of experience in the investment management industry. His prior experience includes serving as the fund and adviser CCO for the Schwab Funds and Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc., respectively, where he designed, developed and implemented compliance programs for Schwab‚ proprietary fund families and its broker-dealer‚ mutual fund processing platforms, and senior-level positions in information systems risk management and investment management audit and business advisory services with PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He received a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Kansas.
Paul G. O’Brien, President of Aquila Distributors LLC since July, 2019, a Co-President since 2010, and previously served as Managing Director since 2009. He is Senior Vice President of each of the funds. Previously, Mr. O’Brien held positions to Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Evergreen Investments Services, Inc. from 1997 to 2008, and Mergers and Acquisitions Coordinator for Wachovia Corporation from 1994 to 1997.
Joseph P. DiMaggio, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer of the funds, and Treasurer of Aquila Distributors LLC, Has 39 years industry experience, over 17 of which have been with Aquila. Prior experience includes Moody’s Investors Services, Neuberger and Berman, Alliance Capital, Lehman Management Corporation, and Van Eck Associates. He received his B.S. in accounting from Pace University.
Anita Albano, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Aquila Investment Management LLC, serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Aquila Investment Management LLC. Prior to joining Aquila in 2003, she worked with Weiser LLP, where she specialized in providing auditing, accounting and tax services to the financial services and broker dealer industries. She is a graduate of Queens College with a B.S. in accounting and economics and a Certified Public Accountant.