FA Retirement 2014
2013 Keynote Speakers
Ron Paul
Ron Paul
Congressman, Texas, Author Challenge to Liberty; The Case for Gold; and A Republic, If You Can Keep It
Congressman Ron Paul of Texas enjoys a national reputation as the premier advocate for liberty in politics today. Dr. Paul is the leading spokesman for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies based on commodity-backed currency. He is known among both his colleagues in Congress and his constituents for his consistent voting record in the House of Representatives: Dr. Paul never votes for legislation unless the proposed measure is expressly authorized by the Constitution. In the words of former Treasury Secretary William Simon, Dr. Paul is the “one exception to the Gang of 535” on Capitol Hill.

Bob Reynolds Robert L. Reynolds
President and Chief Executive Officer
Putnam Funds, Putnam Investments
Mr. Reynolds is President and Chief Executive Officer of Putnam Investments, a member of Putnam Investments’ Executive Board of Directors, and President of the Putnam Funds. He has more than 30 years of investment and financial services experience. Prior to joining Putnam in 2008, he was Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Fidelity Investments.
Mr. Reynolds was named Fund Leader of the Year at the Mutual Fund Industry Awards in 2010, in recognition of a series of strategic changes he has implemented to improve investment performance and position Putnam as an industry leader. He has restructured the money management process, overseen the development of a more investor-friendly fee structure, introduced new products, and revitalized Putnam’s commitment to the defined contribution business.

Mitch Anthony Mitch Anthony
Mitch Anthony is the founder and president of Advisor Insights Inc., the leading provider of financial life planning tools and programs for both individual advisors and major organizations throughout the world. He is a popular keynote speaker appearing at events throughout the industry.
His column, “Financial Life Planning” regularly appears in Financial Advisor magazine. Mitch has been named one of the financial services industry’s top “Movers & Shakers” for his pioneering work.
Mitch is also the author of many groundbreaking books for advisors and consumers, including perennial bestseller, StorySelling for Financial Advisors, cited as the number one “must-read” book for financial professionals. Mitch’s other books include From the Boiler Room to the Living Room and The New Retirementality.


2013 Speakers
Jeff Allen Jeff Allen
Jeff holds the position of Vice President Institutional Sales with TD Ameritrade Trust Company. His responsibilities include sales and marketing of trust and custody along with self-directed brokerage services. Jeff has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to his time at TD Ameritrade, he spent 16 years with Fiserv Trust Company holding a similar position and also spending several years in an operations capacity. Jeff holds a Series 7 and 63 licenses.

Paul Auslander Paul H. Auslander, CFP®
Co-founder & CEO
Paul Auslander is the co-founder and CEO of American Financial Advisors, Inc. (AFA). He attended the University of Kentucky and Columbia University, majoring in business administration and economics. He earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation in 1987. Paul's community service includes the Boards of Trustees of the Amrita Club and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, both in Poughkeepsie, NY. He was also a founding member of the Mid-Hudson chapter of the International Association for Financial Planning (now known as the Financial Planning Association). Paul is past president of the FPA of Central Florida and is a member of the Board of Directors of the FPA of Florida, where he chaired the State Regulatory Council. In 2008, Paul was elected to a three year term on the national Board of Directors of the Financial Planning Association (Denver, Co.). He served as the FPA's president in 2012 and is currently the organization's Chairman of the Board.

Dan Carlin Dan Carlin
Daniel Carlin M.D. established WorldClinic in 1998. Drawing on years of experience as a medical officer in the US Navy and later as an expatriate volunteer, he designed WorldClinic to meet the needs of people whose work and lifestyle frequently took them out of contact with modern medical care. Since then, he has become a recognized leader in using the Internet and telecommunications to deliver quality medicine.

Don Connelly Don Connelly
As a speaker, story teller, motivator and mentor to Advisors, Don Connelly is one of the financial industry’s most notable gurus. His career on Wall Street spans more than 45 years. He has mentored and spoken to tens of thousands of investors and financial services professionals across the U.S. and abroad for the past 25 years. Now as founder and CEO of DonConnelly24/7 Don’s timely and provocative ideas are available to thousands of financial professionals online. He continues to speak to audiences around the world, using compelling and memorable storytelling and anecdotes to educate, entertain, and motivate audiences with his extraordinary flair.

Roy Diliberto Roy Diliberto, CFP®
Roy Diliberto, CFP® is Chairman of RTD Financial Advisors, Inc.  He has served as national President of The Financial Planning Association and has authored Financial Planning – The Next Step: A Practical Approach to Merging Your Clients Money With Their Lives. He also writes a bi-monthly column on Financial Life Planning for Financial Advisor Magazine

Christine S. Fahlund Christine S. Fahlund, Ph.D., CFP®
Christine S. Fahlund, Ph.D., CFP®, is a senior financial planner and vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. With more than 25 years of experience in financial planning, including 16 years with T. Rowe Price, Christine is often quoted in the national financial press, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Financial Advisor Magazine; as well as on financial programs such as Morningstar.com, and Marketwatch.com. Christine is a Series 7 and 66 registered representative

Dan Fuss
Dan Fuss
Vice Chairman Loomis Sayles & Company, L.P.
Dan Fuss has 54 years of experience in the investment industry and has been with Loomis, Sayles & Company since 1976. He is vice chairman of the firm and manages the firm’s flagship Loomis Sayles Bond Fund—which won the 2009 Morningstar Fund Manager of the Year award in the fixed income category—in addition to the Loomis Sayles Investment Grade Bond, Investment Grade Fixed Income, Strategic Income, Fixed Income, Institutional High Income, Capital Income and Global Markets funds. In 2012, Dan received both the Institutional Investor Money Management Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Lipper Excellence in Investing Award. In 2000, he was named to the Fixed Income Analysts Society’s Hall of Fame in recognition of his contributions and lifetime achievements toward the advancement of the analysis of fixed income securities and portfolios. He has twice been president of the Boston Security Analysts Society. Dan earned a BS and an MBA from Marquette University. He served in the US Navy from 1955 to 1958 and held the rank of Lieutenant.

Julie Gewirtz Julie Gelbwaks Gewirtz
Julie Gelbwaks Gewirtz is the EVP at Gelbwaks Executive Marketing Corp.  She has been specializing in LTC insurance for over 20 years.  Her agency is a nationally recognized, award winning leader in the Long Term Care insurance industry as well as a founding member of the National LTC Network.

Hannah Shaw Grove Hannah Shaw Grove
Hannah Shaw Grove is the author of Inside the Family Office: Managing the Fortunes of the Exceptionally Wealthy and The Family Office: Advising the Financial Elite. She consults to families with significant wealth and their closet advisors.

Joseph M. Hart Joseph M. Hart
Joseph M. Hart is Realty Capital Securities’ Executive Vice President of Institutional Sales. Mr. Hart has worked with some of the brightest names in the asset management business representing open end mutual funds, closed end mutual funds, offshore investments, separately managed accounts, variable and fixed annuities among other investment solutions.

Dorothy Hinchcliff
Managing Editor
Financial Advisor Magazine
Dorothy Hinchcliff is managing editor of Financial Advisor magazine and editor of its Web site, www.fa-mag.com, and FA green, www.fa-mag.com/green. She has been instrumental in expanding the magazine's Web site and launched FA green, which focuses on sustainable investing and advisors who provide advice on the topic. Ms. Hinchcliff has been a financial journalist for more than 20 years.

Ken Kamen Ken Kamen
Ken Kamen is a managing director of The Mercadien Group and president of Mercadien Asset Management and Mercadien Securities, as well as the author of the highly acclaimed book from Bloomberg Press, "Reclaim Your Nest Egg: Take Control of your Financial Future."

Howard S. Krooks Howard S. Krooks
Howard S. Krooks, a partner of Elder Law Associates PA with offices throughout Southeast Florida, actively practices elder law New York (since 1990) and Florida (since 2004). Mr. Krooks is President-Elect of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

David Lawrence Dr. David Lawrence, RFC®, AIF®
Efficient Practice.com Founder and President, Dr. David Lawrence, RFC®, AIF® has over 29 years of experience in leadership. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
David founded the Efficient Practice, a consulting company for financial services institutions and financial advisors.  David currently is a monthly columnist and contributing editor for Financial Advisor Magazine (www.fa-mag.com).

REED J. LLOYD Reed J. Lloyd, CRC®, CRPS®
Field Vice President, Retirement Strategies Group
Retirement Solutions Division, Pacific Life Insurance Company
Reed began his career with Hartford Life Insurance Company in 1993 as a Client Service Representative.  During his tenure with Hartford, Reed specialized in compliance and taxation issues associated with annuities.
Reed joined Pacific Life Insurance Company in 1995 as a supervisor in the Annuity Operations Department where he became proficient in the use of annuities within various plan types.  In 1998, Reed transitioned to the Advanced Marketing Department and was responsible for the development and distribution of continuing education presentations and the implementation of new lines of business. Currently, Reed oversees the Retirement Strategies Group, which is responsible for the sales and marketing of qualified retirement plans. 

Mike Martin J. Michael Martin, J.D., CFP®
Founder and Chief Investment Officer
FAI Wealth Management
Columbia, MD & Naples, FL
Mike Martin has notched 48 years in the investment business! Highlights: S&P’s analyst training program in 1964, 19 years as Analyst and Research Director on Wall Street and at T. Rowe Price. In 1987 he launched FAI where his team provides wealth management service for 225 families, 60% of whom are retirees.

Mick McClendon Mick McClendon
Senior Regional Vice President
NorthStar Realty Securities, LLC
Based in Tampa, Florida, Mick McClendon serves as Senior Regional Vice President for NorthStar Realty Securities, LLC covering the Florida Region.
Prior to joining NorthStar, Mick spent nine years with Wells Real Estate Funds where he focused on establishing relationships and developing new territories. Prior to working with Wells Real Estate Funds, Mick was a Retirement Education Specialist with Amvescap National Trust Company.
With more than 13 years of experience in the financial services industry, Mick holds his Series 7, 24 and 63 securities registrations with NorthStar Realty Securities, LLC.

Conan McPherron Conan McPherron
National Sales Manager
Long Term Care
Pacific Life Insurance Company
Conan McPherron began his career in the financial services industry in 1989 at Northwestern Mutual then worked for General American/Walnut Street Securities.  He built his knowledge and expertise primarily focusing on insurance based strategies for closely held businesses working as an annuity and life insurance product and marketing expert.  Prior to joining Pacific Life as the National Sales Manager for PremierCare, he spent five years at Lincoln Financial as a MoneyGuard wholesaler and the Western Divisional Sales Manager. 

Dan Moisand Dan Moisand, CFP®
Dubbed a “Future Star” in 2002 by Financial Advisor, Dan has been  featured as one of the country’s top practitioners in most financial planning publications.  A prolific writer, he is the only two-time winner of the Journal of Financial Planning’s Call for Papers competition and has been a retirement columnist for Financial Advisor since 2010.  Dan is a past national President of the Financial Planning Association and has spoken to planner groups on five continents.

Patrick Morrell Patrick Morrell
Patrick Morrell is a Vice President of Business Development with LPL Retirement Partners. In this role Patrick is responsible for educating independent advisors on LPL’s suite of retirement tools and support services. Previous roles have included investment analysis, portfolio construction, and economic research. A graduate of Northeastern University, Patrick earned the CIMA® designation and is a candidate for CFA Level II.

Paula Muschler Paula Muschler
Manager, Allsup Medicare Advisor® service
Paula Muschler, manager, Allsup Medicare Advisor® service, Allsup. Ms. Muschler has assisted thousands of Medicare recipients in assessing personal healthcare insurance requirements and identifying Medicare plans that best meet their needs. She also has helped manage the expansion of the national Medicare plan selection service to retirees through their employers.

Margie Patel Margie Patel
Margie Patel is currently a managing director and senior portfolio manager with Wells Capital Management. Ms. Patel has more than 30 years experience managing various fixed income and equity funds. She has been working in the investment management field since 1972. She received a B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh.

Sri Reddy Sri Reddy
Sri Reddy is head of Institutional Income & Capital Markets for Prudential Retirement, provides leadership and strategy for both businesses on proprietary and partnered platforms.  Sri has a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Baylor University, a master’s degree in International Management, Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management, the CFA designation, and FINRA 7, 24 and 63 licenses. 

David L. Reichart David L. Reichart, CFA, CAIA
Portfolio Advisor
Principal Management Corporation
David L. Reichart, CFA is a Portfolio Advisor with Principal Management Corporation. As a Portfolio Advisor, he is responsible for determining the asset allocation, manager selection, and ongoing  monitoring and rebalancing of the Principal Global Diversified Income Fund, Diversified Real Asset Fund, and Global Multi-Strategy Fund. He also serves as head of Business Development for Principal Funds.

Judith Sanborn Judith Sanborn, CFP®, AIF®
Judith Sanborn, CFP®, AIF®  has been in the financial services field since 1985. She provides extensive financial planning services, which include estate planning, pre- and post-retirement planning, and investment management.  Judith has earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) professional designation and has received formal training in investment fiduciary responsibility.  Since 2007, she has been an investment advisor representative of Certified Advisory Corp, a Registered Investment Advisor with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and a registered representative of TransAm Securities, Inc.

Evan Simonoff Evan Simonoff
Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Director
Financial Advisor and Private Wealth magazines
Evan Simonoff is editorial director of Financial Advisor and Private Wealth magazines and is a founding partner of Charter Financial Publishing Network (CFPN). He has spent more than 20 years as an editor and reporter covering the financial services industry. Simonoff is a widely recognized expert on personal finance and investments.

David Smith
Co-Founder and Group Publisher
Financial Advisor and Private Wealth magazines
David Smith is a founding partner of Charter Financial Publishing Network (CFPN), a publisher, marketer and distributor of information for the financial services industry. He is co-founder and publisher of Financial Advisor and Private Wealth magazines and other CFPN publications.

Michael Underhill Michael Underhill
Founder & Chief investment officer at Capital Innovations, LLC. He is author of the Handbook of Infrastructure Investing (recommended by the CFA Institute), a professor at EDHEC University teaching Infrastructure Investing and remains one of the world’s most provocative, respected financial analysts and an award winning real assets portfolio manager.

James Upham James Upham
James Upham is the Chief Investment Strategist and lead Financial Advisor for Empowered Investor, Inc.  He is co-founder and owner of Empowered Investor, Inc. and also serves as an adjunct Business and Finance professor at Cape Fear College in Wilmington, NC.   James was recently honored to in being appointed to board of the North Carolina Economic Investment Committee.  He has been widely recognized as both a radio and television personality, which helps him to reach a great deal of people and businesses in order to help them with their financial and investment needs.  James is also the co-founder and owner of Empowered Investor Media, Inc.  This sister company of Empowered Investor, Inc. specializes in helping individuals learn how to trade in the stock market using effective trading and charting techniques.

Lewis Walker Lewis J. Walker, CFP®
A recognized speaker and writer, Lewis J. Walker, CFP®, is president of Walker Capital Management Corporation and Life Transitions Advisors, LLC, Norcross, GA. The firms provide comprehensive personal financial planning and investment management services, focusing heavily on the challenges of aging and special needs planning, The Family Care Culture™.

George H. Walper Jr.
George H. Walper Jr. is President of Spectrem Group and has more than 30 years of experience serving the high net worth and retirement services markets. Walper has a BS in business from the State University of New York College at Buffalo and an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Michael Weil Michael Weil
Michael Weil is President of American Realty Capital, a full-service investment advisory firm sponsoring a series of sector specific investment programs with an emphasis on publicly registered, non-traded, direct investment solutions. Weil is also Chairman and CEO of Realty Capital Securities, American Realty Capital’s affiliated broker dealer and wholesale distributor.

Michael Zmistowski Michael Zmistowski
Financial Planning Advisors, LLC
is president of Financial Planning Advisors, LLC specializing in retirement income management. As a Securities Principal with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, licensed Insurance representative and associate of Registered Investment Advisory firm(s), for over 28 years Mr. Zmistowski has been designing and implementing financial plans for his clients. For eight of those years, he officed in a law firm specializing in Estate Planning. As a trans-channel retirement income consultant, Mr. Zmistowski is an authorized presenter/consultant for the International Foundation for Retirement Education (InFRE).



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