A Publication of WTVP

40 Leaders Under Forty

As a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley, Hiral Patel Hudson helps her clients achieve their individual investment goals through a process of discovery, planning, implementation and ongoing review. She oversees the client service and client experience models and serves as insurance coordinator for her team. Early in her career she qualified for the Pacesetters Club, a global recognition program for financial advisors who demonstrate the highest professional standards and first-class client service. She has also earned the Financial Planning Specialist designation.

A leader both within and outside of the workplace, Hudson is a champion for women in business and for diversity and inclusion in an industry that historically has been male-dominated. She is a member of Women in Leadership of Central Illinois and was honored with the organization’s Community Leader Award in 2019 for her outstanding community service. She is also a longtime sustaining member and past board member of the Junior League of Peoria, dedicated to making Peoria a better place to live, work, play and raise a family.

Hudson is also passionate about the arts and is heavily involved in the local arts community. She currently volunteers for Artists ReEnvisioning Tomorrow (ART, Inc.), helping the organization plan its annual Dia de los Muertos fundraiser, and serves as secretary on the executive board of ArtsPartners of Central Illinois, working to build awareness and strengthen the arts across central Illinois.

From 2017 to 2019, Hudson helped plan and organize the Hopscotch fundraising event for the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum, as well as the Passage to India fundraiser for Easterseals Central Illinois. A 2018 graduate of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership School, she also serves on the planning committee to organize Easterseals’ Black & Blue Ball and is a member of the Brimfield Grade School PTO.PM