Regional Directors

The Regional Directors are current and past ALPFA chapter presidents with proven track records managing and growing their respective chapters who provide support to current chapter presidents in their respective regions.

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Orley Pacheco, Past Chapter Leader - New Jersey Chapter
North Region

Orley is a Financial Planner at ARS Capital Advisors, Inc, a Registered Investment Advisor, where the team takes on a holistic financial approach servicing high net worth individuals and their family’s wealth accumulation, wealth protection and generational wealth transfer phases. Orley gained his experience through working in a portfolio management capacity working closely with high net worth and ultra–high net worth client’s at BNY Mellon Wealth Management. He built a genuine interest building the voice of the client and seeing them achieve their financial dreams and pursued a partnership opportunity in a wealth management family office. Prior to returning to financial services, Orley served with the United States Marine Corps and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Civically, Orley has been involved with ALPFA since 2005 and has always been committed to mentoring and holding his workplaces accountable to trends in diversity and inclusion. Orley started as a volunteer with the New York Chapter and served on several committees. He then speared the business development efforts with ALPFA New Jersey and helped lead the chapter to be among one of the most revered in the nation. Today as a regional director, he serves ALPFA at the highest levels and is able to reach into the chapter to help build the next generation of leaders across the nation. He is a proud graduate of Cornell University where he earned his MBA, The Queen’s University in Canada (MBA), Fairleigh Dickinson University (BA) and is attending New York University (NYU) as a Candidate for Certified Financial Planning (CFP) Certification.

Maria Villa-Walsh, Past President - Seattle Chapter
West Region

Maria has over 10 years of experience in compliance, risk management and finance operations. She is currently a Finance Operations Integrator at The Boeing Company. In this role, Maria is responsible for providing financial support, including performance reporting, budget management, and Long Range Business Planning (LRBP) to various business partners. Prior to Boeing, Maria was an Experienced Associate in the assurance practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Seattle for 3 years.

Maria graduated from Seattle University, with Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in Accounting and Finance. She completed the Leadership Executive Masters in Business Administration (LEMBA) program at Seattle University. Maria is a co-founder of the ALPFA Seattle Chapter, where she served as the chapter Vice President and President. Maria has been an active leader of ALPFA since 2004 and currently serves as the ALPFA West Region Director.

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