Amy Nauiokas ’94
For Dickinson’s youngest trustee, Amy Nauiokas ’94, adjectives like innovative, challenging and widespread describe not only her job but also her life.
Nauiokas is head of Barclays Stockbrokers, the United Kingdom’s largest retail broker, and a management committee member of Barclays Wealth Management Company.
“The business is growing quite rapidly,” she explains, “So there’s something different happening every day. And we are working hard to really innovate in these markets. We’re on the cutting edge with what’s happening in the wealth-management space.”
She joined Barclays in 2004 as head of electronic sales and trading at Barclays Capital, the investment-banking division, where she drove the business to award-winning success by transforming a traditional sales and trading model through the innovative use of technology and marketing.
Before joining Barclays, she was senior managing director at Cantor Fitzgerald, where she was part of the management team that put the company’s brokerage business online. She proved critical to Cantor Fitzgerald’s rebuilding after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that destroyed its headquarters in the World Trade Center.
Nauiokas began her career on Wall Street at Bankers Trust and Bear Stearns. She received an M.A. in international business from Columbia University, where she is currently on staff as an adjunct professor in the business school.
While earning her degree in international studies at Dickinson, Nauiokas helped to establish a study-abroad program in Yaoundé, Cameroon, where, in addition to her studies, she worked in the U.S. Peace Corps office.
“I knew that I wanted to study abroad in a French-speaking country and always had an interest and slight obsession with what was happening in Africa,” she says. “When I met Professor [Bob] Ness, who was spearheading the Cameroon program in a pilot state, I knew what I needed to do. He suggested I give him a hand. I did it as more of an independent study rather than formal program and I appreciated Dickinson’s flexibility and willingness to work with me.”
Nauiokas and her family continue to support the program through the establishment of the Lois E. Pallotolo Scholarship fund. Named in honor of her grandmother, the scholarship provides support for qualified Dickinson students who choose to study in Cameroon.
Outside the office, Nauiokas is on the advisory board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She was elected to Dickinson’s board of trustees in 2004 and serves on the Campaign Steering Committee and the Committee on Trustees.
She lives in London with her husband, artist James Connolly, and their son Graydon.