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Financial Education for Securities, Banking, & Insurance Professionals.

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  • Course Responsibilities:
    FA 204 Marketing Financial Services to Women
    GS 840 Building and Managing the Financial Advisory Practice

    Professor Quist-Newins has the distinction of being the Director of the State Farm Center for Women and Financial Services and holding the research chair of the same name. These positions represent the first and only academic initiatives devoted exclusively to the study of the economic issues and opportunities of American women, as both consumers and providers of financial products and services. In these dual roles, she works to increase The College's understanding of women's financially related expectations, attitudes, and actions.

    During her twenty-year career in financial services, Ms. Quist-Newins has achieved success as both a field producer and a corporate leader. Treasury & Risk recognized her significant contributions to the financial services industry by naming her to the magazine's elite list of "25 Outstanding Leaders in Finance Who Happen to be Women" in November 2008. In 2010, Quist-Newins authored the comprehensive academic textbook, Women and Money, Matters of Trust and in 2011, Mary was honored as the Women in Insurance and Financial Services (WIFS) 2011 Woman of the Year for her commitment to advancing the educational opportunities of women in financial professions.

    Prior to joining The College, Professor Quist-Newins was a Senior Financial Consultant and Regional Management Associate with Thrivent Financial. In this role, she was responsible for recruiting and training new associates, as well as a client base of over 2,400 households and more than $75 million in assets under management. While at Thrivent, she consistently performed among the top ranks of producers and qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table every year.

    Professor Quist-Newins' industry background also includes positions as a Region Vice President with the ING Advisors Network and Director of Field and Distribution Channel Marketing at American Express. At both ING and American Express, she counseled field leaders and financial associates in representative recruiting, client acquisition and retention, and operational best practices.

    In addition to holding a master's in Business Administration from the Garvin School of International Management, she has earned the Certified Financial Planner®, Chartered Life Underwriter®, and Chartered Financial Consultant® advanced designations. Ms. Quist-Newins received her BA from the University of Washington.

    Ms. Quist-Newins lives in Frederick, MD, with her husband and two children. She is active in numerous charities, including Habitat for Humanity, Lutheran World Relief, and Lutheran Social Services.
  • In 2010, Quist-Newins authored the comprehensive academic textbook, Women and Money, Matters of Trust.
  • Course Responsibilities:
    FA 204 Marketing Financial Services to Women
    GS 840 Building and Managing the Financial Advisory Practice
Programs of Study
Centers of

Insurance Education

Registered Health Underwriter®

(Health Insurance)


Chartered Healthcare Consultant®

(Healthcare Specialty)


Registered Employee

Benefits Consultant

(Employee Benefits)


Chartered Leadership Fellow®

(Field or Agency Leadership)


Life Underwriter Training

Council Fellow

(Insurance Skills)


Chartered Life Underwriter®

(Insurance Specialty)

Financial Planning

Chartered Financial Consultant®

(Advanced Financial Planning)


Certification Education

(Financial Planning)


Chartered Advisor for

Senior Living®

(Retirement Income Education)


Financial Services Specialist

(Financial Services Basics)


Chartered Advisor

in Philanthropy®



Retirement Income

Certified Professional

(Retirement Income)

Graduate Degrees

Master of Science in Management

(Executive Leadership)


Master of Science in

Financial Services

(Advanced Financial Planning)