Esra Riggs MBA, CFSA, CIDA has over 15 years of experience in risk management, compliance, corporate governance as well as financial, regulatory and operational audit and project management. She has held the Treasurer and Vice President roles within the TAAM Board of Directors in the past.  She was the President of TAAM for the 2014-2016 terms and Vice President/President Elect for the 2012-2013 terms.

Esra graduated from Bilkent University, Ankara Turkey with a BA in Banking & Finance in 1997. The same year she moved to United States to further her education. She graduated from Bradley University, Illinois-USA with a MBA degree in 2000. In 2004 Esra and her Husband Trent moved to Minnesota with Trent’s work and the couple has been active in the Turkish American Community of Minnesota ever since.  Esra & Trent have a 8 year old daughter Leyla that they love to spend time with.

After moving to Minnesota, Esra attended Carlson School of Management focusing on Accounting and Auditing.  Esra had the opportunity to work for industry leaders such as Istanbul Stock Exchange, Smith Barney-Citi Group, Merrill Lynch, Mass Mutual, KPMG, AmeriPrise Financial and consult many other industry leaders such as Thrivent Financial, Allianz and Wells Fargo. Esra joined Allerus Financial in 2012 and is currently leading the Audit and Risk Management efforts for the Investment Advisor, Asset Management, Trust and Retirement Services business lines.