Our Team

The people who make up Weitz Funds are the core of who we are, and the reason we can do what we do so well. Many have been with us for more than a decade, and they know how to give our shareholders what they need.
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Mary Bickels
Client Service Manager

Mary exemplifies customer service in every way. Our client services department wouldn’t be the same without her. In fact, Wally Weitz himself has said this company couldn’t do what it does without her.

Mary has been part of Weitz Investments since 1993. She previously worked with Wally Weitz at a different brokerage firm for almost 10 years. She believes there’s no better place to work than where she is today.

Mary and her husband call themselves “professional fans” of most sports teams and they’re at various games rooting for their favorites whenever possible.
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Rachelle Hill
Client Services Representative

Rachelle takes a lot of pride in her work and in her affiliation with Weitz Investments. She believes the thoughtful, family-friendly culture is a great environment, and it shows in the service she provides to our clients.

Before joining Weitz in 2000, Rachelle worked at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska in the membership and claims-processing departments. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of South Dakota.

At home, Rachelle and her husband enjoy the comedy stylings of their son. Rachelle also makes time for reading and writing.
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Ann Krone
Client Services Representative

Ann’s role as client service representative puts her in front of Weitz Investments clients on a daily basis. Since she joined the company in 1998, her love of working with people has enabled her to make sure that all our clients get the service they deserve.

Ann received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Iowa State University, later earning her master’s from Drake University in Des Moines. Before bringing her customer service skills to Weitz Investments, she served as a bank examiner for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), a cost analyst for telecommunications giant Sprint, and a project manager for Mutual of Omaha.

Outside of the office, Ann stays busy attending her triplet's college activities. She also enjoys reading and cooking.
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Gina Ladd
Marketing Manager

Gina was drawn to the Firm by its forward-thinking approach. The friendly, positive and team-first attitude of the professionals at Weitz Investments provides the perfect surroundings for her to help shape our marketing strategy.

She comes to us with several years of experience as Manager of Product Marketing at Mutual of Omaha and prior to that was a Public and Community Relations Coordinator for Harrah’s and Bluffs Run Casinos.

Gina has her MBA from Bellevue University and a BA in Journalism and Mass Communications from Creighton University. In her free time, she enjoys running, playing volleyball and spending time with her daughter and husband. Gina is also a certified group cycling instructor.