Jamie PriceChair of the Board
Jamie PriceChair of the Board
Jamie Price is President and CEO of Osaic, one of the nation’s largest networks of independent financial professionals. He is responsible for the management of more than 2,300 employees, who serve the needs of the firm’s more than 10,600 financial professionals. He is a member of the Advisor Group Board of Directors.
Jamie has deep financial services and entrepreneurial experience, and a track record of building innovative investment solutions in the wealth management space. He is focused on field management, technology, and service, combined with a desire to drive profitable growth for advisors. Reflecting his passion for client-driven businesses, just prior to joining Advisor Group, Jamie invested in and led the startup 1-800DOCTORS, a concierge service that connects patients with medical professionals. The role put him in daily contact with consumers and reinforced the importance of understanding client trends to drive business strategy across technology, product, education, and service platforms.
As Head of Wealth Management Advisor Group Americas at UBS, Jamie was responsible for North American client-facing businesses, including 7,300 employees and 7,000 financial advisors located in more than 400 offices across the continent. Under his leadership, UBS was able to propel financial advisor growth, as measured by McLagan, from No. 3 to No. 1. As President and COO of Prudential Securities, he led the firm to achieve the highest national broker-dealer client satisfaction ranking from JD Power and Associates. Jamie also sits on the board of Invest in Others, an organization that recognizes and honors advisors who give back to their community.
Jamie attended the Charles H. Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon, where he earned a B.S. degree in Finance/Economics.
Tim StinsonVice Chair (Chair in 2025)
Tim StinsonVice Chair (Chair in 2025)
Tim Stinson is President of Cetera Advisor Networks. Prior to this role he was the head of Wealth Management and Recruiting Sales and the executive leader responsible for the overall strategy and growth of wealth management and business development across Cetera Financial Group. This scope includes sales and consulting support of advisory platforms, and recruiting. In this role, he is focused on igniting asset growth and leading and attracting teams dedicated to the delivery of an Advice-Centric Experience® aimed to guide more clients to reaching financial well being throughout all stages of life.
Most recently, Stinson served as Cetera’s national sales manager, tasked with driving the growth of Cetera’s advisory platforms.
Prior to joining Cetera, he was senior vice president of business development in the Southwestern U.S. for the institutional platform at Northern Trust. Before Northern Trust, he was senior vice president at Fidelity Investments responsible for managing the Southwestern Institutional Wealth Services organization working with independent RIAs. Stinson also served in senior leadership roles at firms such as Fortigent and SEI.
Stinson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Saint Joseph’s University and has been a member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School Executive Management Program, where he studied new leadership paradigms. He carries the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF)designation and holds his Series 7 and 24 securities registrations.
J. Scott SpikerImmediate Past Chair
J. Scott SpikerImmediate Past Chair
J. Scott Spiker joined First Command Financial Services in September 2007, becoming the first Chief Executive Officer recruited from outside the company. In January 2017, the company’s Board of Directors elected him as Chairman in addition to his title as CEO. In 2020, Scott relinquished the CEO title in January and retired from the company in September, staying on as Chairman. In this role, Scott focuses on the continued development of the strategic direction of First Command, reaffirming and strengthening the company’s commitment to serving our nation’s career military families in their pursuit of financial security.
This emphasis aligns with Scott’s own history of military service where, as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy, he served as a Surface Warfare Officer onboard a frigate and served as Head of Enlisted Recruiting for the Midwest Region.
Following his military service, Scott served in a number of senior executive roles in the investment, insurance and banking industries. His previous executive leadership positions include: President and CEO of Destiny Health, President and CEO of the Stanton Group, President and COO of Definity Health, and President of the Business Services Group at Dain Rauscher (now RBC). He also served in senior leadership positions at Norwest Bankcorp (now Wells Fargo Corporation) and Mark Twain Bancshares.
Scott is actively involved in both his community and the financial services industry. In August 2014, he became the Chairman of the Board for United Way of Tarrant County and held that position until July 2016. He was also elected to the 2018 Board of Directors for the Financial Services Institute, an organization dedicated to ensuring all individuals have access to competent and affordable financial advice, products and services. Scott is also on the Board of Directors for CaringBridge, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to helping those with health issues get the support they need through online outreach.
A 1977 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Scott holds an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business. He is married and has two daughters.
Doug KettererFSI PAC Chair
Doug KettererFSI PAC Chair
Doug Ketterer is the Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner of Atria Wealth Solutions. Atria, a wealth management solutions holding company launched in 2017, is focused on delivering a clear path to the future of wealth management. Atria’s four broker-dealer subsidiaries support nearly 2,000 financial advisors with more than $65B of assets under administration.
Doug has more than 30 years of experience in the wealth management industry. He spent most of his career at Morgan Stanley, where he successfully led the entire U.S. financial advisor and branch office network as the Head of Field Management and ran its Private Wealth Management business which focused on ultra high net worth clients.
In addition to these roles, Doug held multiple leadership positions within Morgan Stanley’s wealth management division, including overseeing the product and services organization as well as creating the strategy and client segmentation organization. Beyond his wealth management experience, he was a key executive in Morgan Stanley’s asset management division and spent many years in investment banking.
Doug earned a BA in finance from SUNY Albany and an MBA from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He serves on the Board of Directors of Atria Wealth Solutions, the Financial Services Institute and is the President of a 9/11-related 501(c)(3) focused on providing scholarships to college students in financial need.
Christine ByrneFinance Chair
Christine ByrneFinance Chair
Christine brings over 25 years of experience in financial services to her clients. She began her career in the home office of Commonwealth Financial Network, giving her work an operational perspective and a fiercely independent edge. While there, one of her roles was Director of Commonwealth’s Service Center, where she and her team were the front line for supporting Commonwealth’s growing field of advisors. In 2000, Christine moved to Maine and started her own practice, using the same spirit of independence she enjoyed while at Commonwealth. She is the founder of Back Cove Financial. Located in Falmouth, Maine, Christine’s practice focuses on planning and investment management for families and individuals. With her entire career’s affiliation at Commonwealth Financial Network, Christine has always been an advocate for and practitioner of the independent financial advisor and channel.
Christine earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Pomona College, and went on to pursue her MBA in Finance and Operations Management from Boston College while working at Commonwealth. She currently holds her series 7, 63, 65 and 24 registrations, as well as her CRPS® designation. Christine lives in Maine with her husband and two sons.
Jodi is a graduate of Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. She holds Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 licenses, and is a Registered Corporate Coach with the World Association of Business Coaches. Jodi currently serves on the board of the Florida Securities Dealer’s Association and the St. Petersburg Free Clinic.
Jodi resides in St. Petersburg with her husband, Norm.
Elizabeth “Libet” Anderson is President, Concourse Financial Group Securities. She joined the company in 2016 to serve as Vice President and Managing Director of Advisory and Planning.
Previously, she was a Director at Edward Jones, where she led the rollout of the firm’s first advisor-directed, fee-based solution. Before that, she served as Chief Executive Officer of Sterne Agee Asset Management, leading the firm’s marketing and sales functions, while also focusing on growing its wealth management platform.
Early in her career, Ms. Anderson served as an advisor with Merrill Lynch before assuming the role of Regional Vice President with both AmSouth Investment Services and Pioneer Investments. She has over 30 years of financial services experience.
Ms. Anderson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Middlebury College. She is a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) and holds Series 6, 7, 24, 26, 63, and 65 licenses. She is a current board member for Investments & Wealth Institute and is currently the Vice Chair of the Finance Committee. Additionally, she is on the board of the Freshwater Land Trust, a non-profit dedicated to preserving land and building trails so that Alabama communities are healthier and happier.
Libet and her husband Jason have three adult children, Maggie, Andrew and Matthew. She is a competitive runner and endurance athlete.
Denise B. Barrows, CPA, CFP® has been an independent financial advisor for over 20 years. In 1988, Denise earned her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (CFP®) designation. She is the managing partner of The Barrows Sollenberger Group, PC, a Certified Public Accounting firm located in Chambersburg, PA, She is also managing member of Barrows Trostle Advisors, LLC, a financial planning firm with two locations in Chambersburg and Gettysburg, PA. Denise and her team specialize in helping to provide financial peace of mind to individuals, families, and small businesses with customized tax, accounting, and financial planning strategies.
Denise is a licensed financial advisor with 1st Global Capital Corp. located in Dallas, Texas. Denise and her team use a disciplined financial planning process that takes a holistic approach to their clients’ financial lives. Their vision is to help their clients make and keep more of their money.
Denise is a graduate of West Chester University where she majored in Business Administration – Accounting. She is married to Jeff Barrows and they have two sons, Brian and Benjamin.
Giving back to the community has always been a priority for Denise. She has served as a director on the Chambersburg Hospital Board and is currently a council member at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. She is also a member of the AICPA, PICPA, and FSI (Financial Services Institute) where she currently serves on the FSI Advisor council. She frequently speaks on taxation and financial planning.
Von D. Cook II
Von D. Cook II
Von D. Cook II is an Accredited Investment FiduciaryⓇ, Registered Principal and Investment Advisor Representative for individuals, entrepreneurs and business owners, helping them accrue and manage their wealth. With twenty years of experience in the Securities industry, Von specializes in active asset management and comprehensive financial planning. He is driven by the belief that every client deserves premiere investment performance and services without high account minimums and exorbitant fees. Through working with hundreds of financial advisors, Von knows firsthand how critical the role of an OSJ Manager is to the success of breakaway financial advisors. He is committed to affording them the supervisory resources necessary to ensure they are operating within regulations, while affording them the independence to successfully build and manage their own brands.
Von launched his career as an Investment Advisor Representative with Morgan Stanley in the early 2000’s before transitioning to ING Financial Partners as an OSJ Manager. Over the next decade, Von’s commitment to his clients’ best interests, combined with his depth of experience in OSJ Management, led him to launch Client Centric Advisors in 2017 under Cambridge Investment Research. As a member of Cambridge’s Compliance & Supervisions Advisory Council and a Cambridge Premiere Club top producer, Von frequently appears on leadership panels to present his experience, advice, and best practices.
Von holds FINRA Certifications including General Securities Representative (Series 7), General Securities Principal (Series 24), Uniform Combined State Law (Series 66), Future Managed Funds (Series 31), and State Insurance Licenses. As a member of Florida Vistage, Von collaborates and advises other leading CEOs and business owners to achieve next-level results for their companies, clients, and themselves.
Von holds a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University.
Alex M. David
Alex M. David
Dr. Alex David is Northeast Division Director at Raymond James. He also serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Association of African American Financial Advisors.
Dr. David joined Stifel Independent Advisors in 2021 after spending 13 years at Wells Fargo Advisors, where he served in a number of roles, including Head of Branch Development and Marketing for the firm’s independent brokerage arm, Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network (FiNet). In this role, he guided FiNet’s business development and market strategy and led a team responsible for recruiting, consulting, coaching, and managing independent financial advisors. Prior to that, as a Managing Director from 2008-2014, he helped bring in more than $55 billion in assets through recruiting and M&A activity.
Earlier in his career, Dr. David was as an institutional wholesaler with Lord Abbett, Federated Investors, and OppenheimerFunds, and served as an Economist with the New York City Bar Association, delivering more than 500 economic talks at conferences and events, including the Congressional Black Caucus and the National Bar Association. He holds doctorates in economics and marketing and a master’s degree in international economics from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University.
Ed Forst is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant and has been dedicated to helping individuals with all aspects of financial planning since 1980. As president and chief executive officer of the Lincoln Investment Companies, Ed oversees the activities of over 1,000 licensed advisors and more than 400 full-time operations and support personnel.
The Lincoln Investment Companies include a full-service broker-dealer and registered investment advisers serving the diverse and changing financial needs of more than 355,000 individual investors, representing over $46.0 billion in assets. For over 50 years, Lincoln Investment has been committed to helping individuals and families achieve long-term financial well-being through the knowledgeable guidance of independent financial professionals.
Mary Beth Hofmeister
Mary Beth Hofmeister
Mary Beth has worked over 20 years to grow a financial services practice centered on offering clients cohesive planning, products and services tailored to their unique needs and circumstances. She began her career in the field of employee benefits for large regional and national employers, working in Chicago, Boston and the Capital District of New York. When encouraged by her own financial advisor to bring her experience to financial advising, Mary Beth embraced an opportunity to start her own financial services practice. After several years with an insurance-based organization, she pursued practice as an independent advisor and her certification as a Certified Financial Planner TM. In 2016, Mary Beth formed Sage Financial Associates based in Albany, NY, and is honored to serve as Branch Manager for the affiliated group of advisors.
Mary Beth has provided insurance consulting and brokerage services to fellow financial professionals for nearly 20 years, as co-owner of Shipp Financial Services, Inc. For many years, she has been active in the Financial Planning Association, serving on the local board for eight years, including two years as chapter President. Mary Beth has served and volunteered for a number of organizations and boards in her community and for her alma mater, the University of Notre Dame. Mary Beth currently serves on the board for Colonie Senior Services Center, in Albany, NY, and the Financial Services Institute, based in Washington, D.C., which advocates for access to affordable financial advice for clients with independent advisors and firms.
Mary Beth and her husband Tom love to spend time with their son Jason, his girlfriend Alanna, their Bernese Mountain dog Bentley, friends and extended family. They also enjoy getting away to favorite spots in the mountains, at the ocean or traveling to new destinations, and cheering on the Fighting Irish!
David Knoch is CEO of Docupace, a solutions provider focused on digitizing and automating operations in the financial advice and investment industry. David joined Docupace as CEO in April 2020 and has spearheaded the company’s strategic transformation – marked by double-digit revenue growth, product/capability expansion, multiple acquisitions and numerous industry accolades. David Knoch was named to the ThinkAdvisor Luminaries Class of 2021, was awarded CEO of the Year by WealthTech Americas in April 2022 and was voted one of the most 25 most influential people in the Investment Advisory industry two years in a row in 2018 and 2019 by the readers of Investment Advisor Magazine.
Prior to joining Docupace, David served as president of 1st Global, a wealth management partner to CPA and tax planning firms. David set the strategic direction for the company, was the architect of its award-winning culture and substantially increased revenue during his 11 years as president, prior to the company’s strategic sale to Blucora in 2019. David has previously provided expert testimony before Congress, and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal. David has previously served as Chair of the FSI Board of Directors, Chair of the North Texas Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and is currently on the advisory board of the Dallas Chapter of Conscious Capitalism. He earned his BA degree in political science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
As president, Stephen drives Kestra’s revenue growth, executes and expands the company’s existing growth strategy, and furthers the evolution of Kestra Financial’s value proposition to Empower Advisor Success.
Stephen has a deep and singular focus on delivering technology and wealth management platform innovations and enhancing practice management solutions for independent financial professionals.
A results-oriented leader, Stephen has a combination of strong strategic and analytical skills, a keen sense of client and team, and a practical aptitude for driving growth and creating value.
Prior to joining Kestra Financial, Stephen held senior positions at leading wealth management firms, including eMoney Advisor, Fidelity Investments, and LPL Financial.
Stephen earned his MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College, where he was an Amos Tuck Scholar, in addition to a BA in economics from Colby College. He is a member of the board of directors of REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, and a member of the advisory boards of several FinTechs.
Adam Malamed is Chief Executive Officer of Sanctuary Wealth, where he is leveraging his proven expertise in growing and leading major wealth management and financial services enterprises to spearhead the next stage of the firm’s growth.
In his leadership role at Sanctuary, Mr. Malamed is responsible for shaping the strategic direction of the firm, ensuring continued growth and success by developing and directing the execution of strategic long-term goals, business expansion plans, and market positioning. He oversees the financial health of the organization, promotes adherence to regulations and compliance standards, and maintains the firm’s position at the forefront of technology. Mr. Malamed’s primary focus is to ensure a high level of trust and satisfaction of service with Sanctuary’s Partner Firms, while upholding the highest ethical standards in business practices.
A seasoned executive, entrepreneur, private investor, board director, and senior industry advisor, Mr. Malamed has more than 26 years of experience in financial services. Throughout his career he has honed his expertise in directing high-impact growth strategies, leading organizations through complex business cycles, and creating short- and long-term vision. His distinctive skillset has resulted in the development and execution of strategic initiatives that have driven long-term sustainable revenue and earnings growth broadly applied across an enterprise.
Prior to Sanctuary, Mr. Malamed served from January 2012 to February 2020 as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE American: LTS), a publicly traded diversified financial services company. Under his executive leadership, Ladenburg’s revenue grew over 40 times, from approximately $35 million to $1.5 billion in 2020. At the time of its acquisition by Advisor Group in February 2020, Ladenburg had over 4,400 independent financial advisors across the country, $180 billion in client assets. Previously, from 2002 to 2006, Mr. Malamed served as President and Co-Founder of BroadWall Capital, a boutique capital markets focused firm that specialized in providing equity research in the utilities and energy sectors to institutional clients including hedge funds and mutual funds. He began his career as a financial advisor for GBI Capital in 1994, and then served as a managing director for the firm’s private client services division.
Mr. Malamed has a B.A. in Business Management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and completed the Harvard Business School General Management Program (GMP). He holds Series 4, 7, 9, 10, 24, 63, 79 and 87 securities licenses.
Robert Milmore joined First Command Financial Services as a Financial Advisor in November 2014. He previously worked for 3 years as a private wealth manager at top research and wealth management firms. Prior to that, he served for seven years in the United States Army, where he was a company commander in the 82nd Airborne Division, platoon leader in the 101st Airborne Division and a ranger instructor in the 4th Ranger Training Battalion. Currently, Robert is a member of Army Reserves. He is a Lieutenant Colonel and serves as a Space Operations officer at Peterson Space Force Base.
A graduate of United State Military Academy with a Bachelor’s degree in Law, Robert holds Series 7, 63, 66, 26 and 24 securities licenses plus life and health insurance licenses in Colorado. He is also a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®).
Robert is committed to coaching clients to pursue their financial goals and lifetime dreams by bringing sound financial knowledge and trustworthy advice to a lasting relationship with each individual and family he serves.
Thomas S. McCartney
Thomas S. McCartney
Thomas S. McCartney is the Founding Principal of My Advisor & Planner (MAP) and a Wealth Manager of RJFS. MAP is a private wealth management practice that works to help assure lifestyle and legacy for affluent and high net worth clients, their families, and their key employees in the disciplines of investment management, insurance (Life, LTC), and retirement plans via a life-driven, needs-based approach.
Before founding MAP, Tom worked as a Sr. Vice President, Director of Client Development with the Wealth Management arm of Northern Trust Bank and was on their Operating Committee. (At the end of his tenure in 2014 NTRS had $950 Billion in AUM and $6 Trillion+ of AUC.) Mr. McCartney was responsible for both client development and marketing in the Central Region of the US which represented approximately 44% of the division’s business world-wide. Additionally, Tom performed in several regional and national sales management and supervisory capacities for the firm’s wholly owned Broker/Dealer, Northern Trust Securities Inc. Prior to joining Northern Trust he started, grew, and successfully sold two Broker/Dealers, two SEC Registered Investment Advisory firms, and three insurance agencies. Tom started in the industry in 1987 with Minnesota Mutual Life after graduating with a BBA in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in December of 1986.
Tom has been involved in many different industry groups including FSI, Finseca, and SIFMA. He has been recognized in regional and national publications and has been a guest speaker at industry conferences. He is currently serving on several boards including the Financial Services Institute and Fox Valley Estate Planning Council where he is the current President. He is active in St. Thomas More Parish as well as a multitude of community charities. He and his wife, Gina, reside in Elgin, IL where they raised their two adult children and spoiled many rescue dogs.
Jodi Perry is National Head of Advisor Recruiting. She is responsible for leading recruiting across all business units of Raymond James Financial. Prior to her recent role change, she was the President of the Independent Contractor Division of Raymond James Financial Services for more than 5 years.
Jodi has held multiple positions at Raymond James over the past 30 years, including Regional Director of the Southeast for Raymond James Financial Services, Regional Director/Southeast in RJFS Business Development as well as sales and management roles within the Asset Management Group.
Jodi holds a business degree from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida and is also a Worldwide Association of Business Coaches registered corporate coach. She holds the series 7, 65, and 24 licenses, and is a graduate of the Wharton Securities Industry Institute. She holds current board positions with FSI and the St. Petersburg Free Clinic.
John came to Commonwealth in 1988, after spending five years as a vice president at Moseley Securities in Boston. Arriving to work in the Product department, he handled mutual funds, partnerships, commodities, variable annuities, qualified plans, and individual issues. Over time, he has helped to engineer the growth of not only the Product department but also of Commonwealth as a whole. He is relied upon by all parties for his advice and perspective on the direction of the firm.
John opened and now manages Commonwealth’s West Coast office in San Diego. He has been a guest on numerous television shows and nationally syndicated radio programs, and he is regularly called upon for his expertise by the financial industry’s trade publications. John is a graduate of Colby College with a BA in government, and he attended Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program. He also holds FINRA Series 3, 7, 24, 63, and 65 registrations.
Emily Schlosser is the Chief Operating Officer for Pershing. In this role, Emily ensures Pershing has the people, systems, resiliency, procedures and operational controls in place to effectively grow and serve its clients, while maintaining financial strength and operating efficiency. She shares responsibility with the Global Head of Pershing for all affiliates globally and is a member of Pershing’s Executive Committee.
Emily joined Pershing from Goldman Sachs, where she was head of change for the company’s Global Markets Division. In that role, she led the transformation of the institutional client experience as well as major initiatives aimed at driving new revenue streams, building scale, and managing risk and regulatory obligations.
Prior to her tenure at Goldman Sachs, Emily served as COO of Corporate Services at E*TRADE, leading client service, participant engagement, technology, marketing, operations, risk, finance and human resources. Both firm revenue and assets under management increased under her direction. Emily has held a progression of leadership positions in her career that honed her expertise in digital and organizational transformation.
Emily earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Mathematics, graduating cum laude from Bucknell University, and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Financial Services Institute (FSI) and a member of the American Heart Association’s New York City Heart Challenge Executive Leadership team.
Growing up with parents who are both financial advisors, Mary was exposed to the financial world at an early age. Her interest in the industry began as a college student helping her parents around the office. She grew to know their clients personally and understand the basics of how their practice operated.
Mary initially pursued a career as an educator, earning a Master in Biology Education from Converse College and taught at Polk County Early College and Dorman High School as a Student Teacher. She was ultimately drawn to the idea of using her teaching background to help make investing – a foreign and confusing concept for many people – relatable and understandable.
In 2014, Mary joined her parents’ practice. It turned out to be the perfect fit. After six months, both she and her parents knew that there was so much potential for growth, and Freehold Wealth Management has organically evolved from there.
Mary and her husband, Mac, have two children, Neville and Amelia, and an English Cocker Spaniel, Nile. Having grown up riding horses and competing at the Grand Prix Level in show jumping, Mary enjoys nothing more than making a connection as a rider with a horse. Most weekends, you can find her and her family enjoying the outdoors, hiking, gardening, swimming, biking, and exploring their surrounding area.
Marc Squires is head of the wealth and brokerage platforms for Fidelity Institutional, a division of Fidelity Investments, which offers clearing, custody, investment products, brokerage, and trading services to a wide range of financial intermediary firms and institutions. Fidelity Investments is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing, and other financial products and services to institutions, financial intermediaries, and individuals.
In this role, Mr. Squires is responsible for ensuring the satisfaction of Fidelity Institutional’s diverse broker-dealer client base by helping them meet their business goals and supporting them in the evolving wealth management landscape. He and his team provide Fidelity’s broker-dealer clients access to a flexible, open-technology environment, extensive practice management resources, wealth management investments, and related execution and clearing services.
Prior to assuming his current position in April 2020, Mr. Squires led a Fidelity Institutional business management team for five years that was responsible for driving strategy, planning, field services, competitive analysis, agile transformation, and business development support for Fidelity’s clearing and custody businesses, while maintaining a focus on the strategic and tactical efforts of the firm’s sales and relationship management teams. He also held roles in business strategy as well as sales and relationship management effectiveness. Mr. Squires joined Fidelity in 1997 and has held multiple positions within Personal Investing and Workplace Investing before joining Fidelity Institutional in 2007.
Mr. Squires earned his bachelor of arts degree in justice from American University. He also holds the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses.
Amy Webber is Chief Executive Officer of Cambridge Investment Group and serves as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and Executive Council. With over 35 years of experience, her commitment to independent financial professionals is demonstrated in her passion for delivering high level, personal service and leading management solutions. Amy joined Cambridge in 1998, and her leadership has led to Cambridge being a well-respected, innovative, and fast-growing independent broker-dealer and corporate RIA. Driven to continually refine the value proposition of advice solutions offered by the independent broker-dealer and RIA business models to best support financial professionals and investors now and into the future, Amy has led significant innovation within the Cambridge community. She leverages the support and contributions of Cambridge’s leadership team, business partners, and input from financial professionals themselves.
Amy is a visible voice on issues across the industry including next-gen, female representation in the financial sector, and digital transformation and agility. She also actively and publicly voices support for effective change in regulation to support the future of independent objective financial advice. Amy recently completed her term as a member of the FINRA Board of Governors as the Independent Dealer/Insurance Affiliate Governor. She formerly served on the Financial Services Institute (FSI) Board of Directors from 2014-2017, serving as chair in 2016, and was re-elected to the Board in 2022. She sits on various industry advisory councils, speaks publicly to address topics across the industry spectrum, and has served on the Indian Hills Community College Board of Trustees since 2019. Amy hosts her own podcast and blog series, Cambridge Stronger, based on candid conversations with inspirational financial professionals and leaders within the fiercely independent financial services industry.
In 2022, Amy was honored with the InvestmentNews Women to Watch Alexandra Armstrong Lifetime Achievement award for the impact she’s made on the financial services industry and her community. Also in 2022, she was named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Year (Broker-Dealers | 1,000 Advisors or More) by WealthManagement.com. Amy is a six-time member of the IA25 most influential in the industry by Investment Advisor magazine and was named one of the Top 50 Women in Wealth Management by Wealth Management for three consecutive years. She won three 2021 ThinkAdvisor LUMINARIES awards in the categories of Diversity and Inclusion, Thought Leadership and Education, and Executive Leadership.
As a Financial Advisor with Capital Analysts of Jacksonville, Florida, Inc., Ben Wuerffel has extensive experience in comprehensive retirement planning, where he works alongside business owners and professionals, retired individuals and others focused on attaining financial freedom.
Ben began his professional career as a Certified Long-Term Care Specialist (CLTC) and seminar consultant for several local advisors. He also worked as an advisor in a firm specializing in investment management before joining Capital Analysts of Jacksonville in January of 2011. His areas of specialties include investment planning and wealth management, pre- and post-retirement planning, executive benefits and his favorite, philanthropic planning.
An avid Gators fan, Ben follows a longstanding family tradition of being active in various sports. He has also volunteered at UNF, his alma mater, as a continuing education instructor. Additionally, Ben is a former Chairman of the Board at Project SOS, a community organization charged with empowering youth to make healthy life choices and decisions. As Chairman, he guided and expanded Project SOS, which is currently being offered in 22 public schools for students in middle and high school. Ben was the youngest chairman in the history of Project SOS. He has served as a board member for the Boys and Girls Clubs of NE Florida, The Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Desire Street Ministries, and the Blueclaws Baseball Foundation. He is a member of the Estate Planning Council and the Financial Planning Association locally.
A native of Destin, Florida, Ben received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Florida and recently earned a Graduate Certificate in Personal and Family Financial Planning from the University of Florida. He earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM certification in 2014 and the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) Designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies in 2013. Ben holds the FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, 26 and 66 registrations through his affiliation with Lincoln Investment. He is also a licensed Life and Health Insurance agent.
Dale E. Brown, CAEEx Officio
Dale E. Brown, CAEEx Officio
Dale E. Brown, CAE, is the founding president and CEO of the Financial Services Institute (FSI).
Dale brings more than 30 years of association management experience to FSI with broad leadership in government relations and constituent advocacy. He leads FSI’s advocacy strategy, interacting frequently with regulators and policymakers in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining FSI at its launch, Dale guided the government relations, corporate and broker-dealer programs for the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the International Association for Financial Planning (IAFP). Dale led the successful fight in the mid-1990s against the IRS’s attempts to force broker-dealers to re-classify independent contractor representatives as statutory employees.
Dale was named a Certified Association Executive (CAE) in 1995. He is a past president of the Georgia Society of Association Executives (GSAE), and a recipient of GSAE’s President’s Award in 1995 and 2001. In May 2002, Dale received GSAE’s highest honor, the Clifford M. Clarke Award, given annually to an association executive who has demonstrated exemplary personal leadership and service to his or her own association, the association community and the general community.
Dale is an elder at Redeemer Church of Arlington, VA. He also serves on the board of Orphan Prevent Community, an Atlanta-based 501(c)3 ministry to at risk families in Guatemala.
Dale has been recognized by Registered Rep magazine as one of “Ten to Watch” in 2005; included in Boomer Market Advisor’s “Forward Thinking Five” in 2006; and was named for nine consecutive years as one of ThinkAdvisor’s 25 most influential individuals in and around the planning profession. He was named by InvestmentNews as one of the Power 20 for 2012.
Dale attended the University of Georgia and graduated from Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science.