ST. LOUIS—July 6, 2015—To be considered successful, a professional typically possesses significant expertise and perhaps a major accomplishment in the industry. For Moneta Group Principal Diane Compardo, CPA, CFP®, PFS, AWMA®, the definition of success means so much more.
“As a leader in business, I believe I have a responsibility to take care of the community in which I work. I couldn’t call myself a truly successful person if the only people I choose to help are those who are also already successful and fortunate in their lives. I think success requires being able to recognize those who are at a disadvantage and using your experience and professional acumen to set them up on a path for success as well.”
In recognition of her dedication to bettering the community, Diane Compardo has recently been honored as an “Unsung Hero” by Small Business Monthly magazine. In its seventh year, this award recognizes outstanding individuals based on their efforts working one-on-one with other businesses, efforts working with nonprofits that help businesses, or ideas that have helped further the growth of developing companies.
A firm-wide motto at Moneta Group is simply, “Good enough is never good enough.” This is a mantra that Compardo lives every day and encourages in her colleagues on The Compardo Team. “Just as we strive to sharpen our professional skills for our clients through higher education and training, we need to do the same for our community as well. We need to identify a need and make a commitment to make a difference.”
Compardo and her husband share a mutual interest in reaching out to St. Louis area youth and elderly in need. In addition to her support of Moneta Group’s Charitable Foundation, Compardo currently serves as Treasurer and Finance Chair for Covenant House Missouri, a non-profit organization that empowers homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth to live independently and become contributing members of society. She is also on the Board of the Southern Illinois University Foundation and serves on the Investment Committee that manages the endowment.
Compardo was recently recognized for her efforts with these organizations when she was named the 2015 co-recipient of the Lilian Musial Beacon of Hope Award, as well as having received the Town & Style Reaching Out Award for individuals who have made exceptional personal commitments to nonprofits earlier this year.
“Although my efforts are never for the purpose of recognition, I am truly honored and humbled to receive the Unsung Hero award. Above all, if being given this award means increased awareness of the organizations that I am so passionate about, that would be the greatest honor. A true success!”
For more information about The Compardo Team, please visit monetagroup.com/thecompardoteam.