6th Annual Invest In Women

Advisory Board


Founder and President, Affiliated Advisors

Rita Robbins partners with Royal Alliance, and now leads over 85 advisors in 45 branch offices with more than $2.4 billion in assets under management. Additionally, Affiliated Advisors offers creative ways for advisors to expand their solution set with in-house advice on wealth transfer, estate planning and risk management. Her unique insights into enhancing advisors’ marketing has made her a sought after speaker at industry conferences. Robbins was honored by InvestmentNews as a “Women to Watch” this year for her distinguished leadership in advancing the business of providing advice with her passion, creativity and willingness to help others.


Chief Marketing Officer, Hightower

Abby Salameh heads the firm’s corporate and field marketing teams. Salameh has worked in the advisory industry for over 20 years. Before joining Hightower in 2019, she was CMO at Private Advisor Group, a 20B RIA, where she spent six years creating top-line solutions for independent advisors. Prior to that, she was a founding member of the team that launched InvestmentNews, the head of marketing at TD Ameritrade (and TD Waterhouse) and successfully led the sale of Fusion Advisor Network to NFP.