As a Compliance Associate, Maya Valdez works together with the other members of the Compliance & Standards team to oversee our network of financial advisors, providing regulatory guidance and support. She joined the MSTC team in January 2020 as a participant in the fastTrackTM advisor training program and transitioned to the Compliance & Standards team in July of the same year. She currently holds her Securities Industry Essentials and FINRA Series 7 licenses.
Maya graduated from Bradley University with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, with a major in Political Science and double minor in Spanish and Business Law. She held several positions on the Bradley campus before transitioning to the financial industry. As a student she was an active participant in Socratic Society and other campus activities. She hopes to continue to expand her involvement in the Peoria and East Peoria communities. A native of Escondido, California, in San Diego County, Maya now lives in West Peoria, where she enjoys cooking and baking, working out, and playing with her dog, Bentley.