Lizamma Palakeel David Vaughan Investments

Lizamma T. Palakeel Investment Accountant

Peoria, IL


During my time in Illinois, I have worked in the Accounting and Finance departments for several large, Peoria based companies and as the finance director for the local chapter of a nationally recognized non-profit. I began a new challenge in 2021 when I joined DVI as an Investment Accountant.


Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of North Dakota & Master of Business Administration from Bradley University.

Tell us about your career journey and what led you to choose DVI:

I have a constant thirst for new knowledge. The DVI experience here is a completely new field of accounting. Even after all my time here, I sometimes still feel like a new employee with new learning everyday. I appreciate that there are always opportunities for learning at DVI and it never stops.

What is your favorite thing about DVI?

Management and all other colleagues at DVI are very friendly. It is very distinct and quieter than any place I have ever worked.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I keep indoor plants, and I enjoy cooking new recipes and visiting family and friends.

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Our founder, David Vaughan, created DVI over 45 years ago with an instinctive fiduciary mindset. He wanted to help his neighbors and community members grow and protect the financial success they had achieved in their lives. By building trust, he built a business that has grown in size and services. Today, we carry David's legacy forward with more comprehensive offerings to serve the ever-changing needs of our clients in Central IL and Central FL.

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