Board Member Spotlight:
Nickole Garrison

Chief Client Service Officer & Vice President, Garrison Murphy Wealth Management


Tell us about your career path and your current position:

I took a position with Ernst & Young right out of college as an auditor, became a CPA, and spent several years in public accounting until recruited by M&T Bank in 2008. In 2018, I started Garrison Murphy Wealth Management with my business partner, Todd Murphy.

What motivated you to volunteer with this organization dedicated to creating opportunities for all women to learn, earn, and lead?

The Foundation’s focus on correcting historic imbalances and propelling women to equality and economic self-sufficiency.

What advice can you give to women striving to succeed in a similar career path to the one you’ve chosen?

Work hard. Be transparent and honest in all that you do – to yourself and with others. Lift a hand up and pay it forward.

Do you have a favorite WNY woman-owned business? Tell us about it.

Mind Squad HR. This is a boutique consulting firm that solves complex business problems utilizing a unique combination of legal and corporate expertise. Their focus is on people, processes, and productivity.