Nella Webster O’Grady was born in Panama and grew up in Guam where her father built power plants for the U.S. government. Following her B.A. in Economics and Business from Chapman University, Nella worked as a branch manager at Security Pacific Bank, where she observed elderly customers victimized by poor financial decisions. These experiences motivated her to the trust industry, where she served in senior management roles at U.S. Trust, Wilmington Trust, First American Trust, and Palo Capital. Nella is currently Managing Director at Miracle Mile Advisors, one of the country’s fastest growing Registered Investment Advisors. Throughout her career, Nella has given her time and talents to organizations, including Girl Scouts of Orange County (board member and trustee of its investment trust), Mission Plasticos, WHW, Orange County United Way (founder/past chair of Women’s Philanthropy Fund and Tocqueville Society), and the Board of Counselors for Chapman’s Argyros School of Business. Awards include United Way’s Philanthropist of the Year, Orange County Business Journal’s Women in Business Award, and with her husband Kevin, Corporate Humanitarian Award from Mission Plasticos.

“I learned the importance of volunteer service to the community from my parents. The opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others less fortunate has been a great blessing and joy to me.” – Nella Webster O’Grady