Gini is a Filipino-American military brat and arrived to Omaha in 1991 to visit family she’d never met. They intended to only pass through on their way to a different state but enjoyed their visit so much they decided to stay, and it’s been true home ever since.
As a musician hobbyist, she values education in the arts and continues to engage with Omaha’s exciting arts community. Her volunteer tenure includes the Women’s Fund of Omaha and Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, but most of her volunteer hours are now spent with her kids’ school PTO. She and her husband Eric raise their three active sons in west Omaha.
Gini holds an undergraduate degree in Investigations from Bellevue University, as well as professional designations from the Associations of Anti-Money Laundering (ACAMS) and Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS). During her broker-dealer days, she spent her time, tears, and blood earning the series 7, 63, 24, and 4 securities licenses. Her career spans a 20-year focus on finance, ranging from securities trading to banking compliance and now risk management.
As a people manager, Gini believes in transparent communication and personal accountability, always staying curious, and continuous self-development. She seeks to educate herself on community concerns and approaches issues with humility, navigating conversations in a respectful and productive way.