Cherie Giessman DiNoia | Shelby Financial Group

Ms. DiNoia has created a business that is shifting the paradigm of what is possible in the financial industry. She has created a socially responsible advisory firm that uses investors’ assets to support companies and organizations that are making a difference in the world. She has found a way for investors to support community and the environment with their money without sacrificing profitability. Shelby Financial Group Manages $34 million dollars and is considered one of the top sustainable investing firm in Florida.

With her company, Shelby Financial Group, she chose to focus on using finance as a way to make a difference in the world. She became proactive in looking to finance and support companies that were going to do something about global warming, support for communities, women, children and a peaceful planet. Shelby Financial Group financially supports, through its investors, both public and private organizations that are aligned with her vision. One such organization, Vision Communities, is a development company that is building an ecologically sound and socially responsible community in San Pedro Sula Honduras. Vision Communities is building homes to support a 40,000-house deficit in San Pedro Sula due to the devastation of Hurricane Mitch in 1998. They are building 400 homes, have created more than 300 jobs, support a local village in restructuring their sewer and water system, support a local orphanage and are teaching its employees to read and write.  They are also creating the World Trade Center of San Pedro Sula, which will create thousands of jobs, intended to give the Honduran people an opportunity to access world markets, and will create more than 5000 jobs to support the economic development of Honduras, which in turn lowers poverty and crime.  Shelby Financial supports organizations that honor the dignity of human beings while allowing them to flourish.

Cherie and Shelby Financial Group also support The Hunger Project, whose mission is to end hunger and poverty by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption in countries throughout the world.

Degree:                                                Graduation:

BS, Business Administration                  1995