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Newsmaker: Diane M. Pearson

Diane Pearson, co-founder and shareholder of Legend Financial Advisors, received the Women of Achievement Award at the ninth annual Celebrate & Share fundraising dinner, which benefits the Cribs for Kids Infant Safe Sleep Initiative of Pittsburgh.
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
 

Noteworthy: Pearson received a Women of Achievement Award during the ninth annual Celebrate & Share fundraising dinner, which benefits the Cribs for Kids Infant Safe Sleep Initiative of Pittsburgh.

Age: 49

Residence: Franklin Park

Family: Husband, Alex, and two sons, Alex and David.

Occupation: Co-founder, shareholder and certified financial planner at Legend Financial Advisors Inc., McCandless.

Education: Bachelor's degree in management from Robert Morris University, 1985.

Background: Pearson was a co-founder of Legend 20 years ago with Lou Stanasolovich, who she had worked with at Allegheny Financial Group for five years. Prior to that, she also worked for the predecessor company to FedEx Ground. The Mercer County native has founded two other companies that she runs, Emerging Wealth Investment Management and Smart Divorce Institute. She serves on the board of directors for the National Association of Women Business Owners.

Quote: “I'm hoping that our message is getting out there that women can really do anything they set their minds to.”

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