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  • Tax & Estate Planning Knowledge Circle: Tax and Planning Updates with the American Rescue Plan

    Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 04/20/2021 at 12:00 PM (MDT)

    Scott Bishop, MBA, CPA/PFS, CFP®, one of the hosts of the Tax and Estate Planning Knowledge Circle will discuss tax and planning changes that may impact clients in relation to the American Rescue Plan.  Scott with also share more recent tax and planning issues given the current political climate with possible policy, income and estate tax changes.

    Scott Bishop, MBA, CPA/PFS, CFP®, one of the hosts of the Tax and Estate Planning Knowledge Circle will discuss tax and planning changes that may impact clients in relation to the American Rescue Plan.  Scott with also share more recent tax and planning issues given the current political climate with possible policy, income and estate tax changes.

    Scott Bishop

    Executive Director of Wealth Solutions

    Avidian Wealth Solutions

    Scott Bishop has been working in the financial services industry since 1995. In 2014, Scott joined Avidian Wealth Solutions (Avidian was formerly STA Wealth Management), as the Director of Financial Planning. Prior to joining Avidian, Scott was a founding partner at Sound Financial Solutions, L.P. and worked with Research Financial Strategies. Throughout his career, Scott has focused on working with his clients to customize the financial planning process to identify specific estate, business succession, investment and retirement strategies for individual clients and their businesses. In providing these services, our STA team utilizes a very comprehensive and customized approach that helps to assure that our client's planning and investment opportunities are identified and correctly addressed now and into the future. 

    Scott graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and received his Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas. Prior to his co-founding of Sound Financial Solutions, L.P., Scott worked as an auditor for Arthur Andersen & Co. L.L.P; as a senior accountant for Energy Development Corporation and PetroCorp Incorporated; as a registered principal for Government Securities Corporation and Coastal Securities L.L.P; and as a financial advisor for Sagemark Consulting (the successor firm to CIGNA Financial Advisors). 

    Currently, Scott is a  CERTIFIED  FINANCIAL  PLANNERTM  practitioner  (CFP®)  and  a  Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Over the years, Scott has conducted Continuing Education courses  for Certified Public Accountants. In addition, Scott has both authored and has been interviewed for numerous articles in financial related publications and websites such as the Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, CNBC, New York Times, Washington Post, Time, Investor’s Business Daily, Barron’s, USA Today, Money Magazine, Investopedia.com, Investment News, Kiplinger, WealthManagement.com, The AICPA Tax Section, BankRate.com, the Houston Business Journal and the CPA Forum. For his writings and contributions, Scott was named in 2019 as a Top 100 Financial Advisor in America by Investopedia.  Related to his retirement planning experience, Scott is also a member of the member of Ed Slott’s Master Elite IRA Advisor GroupSM. 
     
    Scott was recently made an Advisory Board Member for the University of Texas McCombs School of Business Wealth Management Center.  He has been active as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and holds the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) accreditation. Also, he has been on the Board of Directors of the Houston CPA Society and has been Chairman of the Personal Financial Planning Committee. He was also recognized for excellence by being named the Young CPA of the Year for 2002-2003 by the Houston CPA Society. This award was given based on an open nomination of the membership and submitted to the Houston CPA Society board (with consideration to community service, activity within the Houston CPA Society and being in good standing with the Texas Society of CPAs). Texas Monthly Magazine has also recognized Scott as a Five Star Wealth Manager from 2009 to 2012*.

  • "How We Do What We Do": Compensation Models

    Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 04/21/2021 at 12:00 PM (MDT)

    Find out what taking charge of your career looks like! Part of the “How We Do What We Do” series, this session will showcase how planners from around the country actually do financial planning. Get a glimpse at what financial planning looks like in practice.

    Find out what taking charge of your career looks like! Part of the “How We Do What We Do” series, this session will showcase how planners from around the country actually do financial planning. Get a glimpse at what financial planning looks like in practice.

    Stephanie Trexler, CFP®

    I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner and work with a team of advisors to help business owners, corporate executives, professionals and retirees make smart decisions about their money. We use a comprehensive approach to wealth management and combine personal financial planning with sound investment management to help clients achieve their goals.

    Daniel Yerger, MBA, CFP®, ChFC®, AIF®, CDFA®

    President, COO

    MY Wealth Planners

    Daniel M. Yerger, MBA, CFP®, ChFC®, AIF®, CDFA® is the President of MY Wealth Planners®, a fee-only financial planning firm in Longmont, CO, and a Ph.D. in Personal Financial Planning student with Kansas State University, whose research focuses on financial planning fee models and efficacy for clients.

    Cody Garrett

    Cody Garrett is an alumnus of the University of Houston and Berklee College of Music, where he majored in music theory and contemporary piano performance. He then worked as a professional musician for 8 years before developing an interest in financial planning. He completed the CFP education program at Rice University and switched careers to work full time as a comprehensive financial planner in 2018. With tax efficiency as a core planning area, Cody plans to achieve the Enrolled Agent designation this year. 

    Cody's passion is to help families translate complex financial topics into simplified language and a measurable action plan. Outside of work, Cody writes educational articles on MeasureTwiceMoney.com to help DIY members of the financial independence community "keep finance personal" and avoid one-size-fits-all financial advice.

  • Investment Planning Knowledge Circle: Options - When to Use, and How to Benefit

    Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 04/27/2021 at 1:00 PM (MDT)

    Do you have a concentrated position in need of hedging? Not to worry, you have options! 

    Over the last decade, equity markets have created wealth for many investors. Though far too often, investors are concentrated in a single stock. If the investor is neither willing nor able to liquidate the position, how do you determine whether the investor could benefit from an options hedging strategy? Are you ready to execute options strategies to offset the concentration risk?

    Also being discussed is selling puts in a way that mimics writing insurance for those looking for downside protection, particularly in stocks that they have interest in taking positions at a price lower than the current market price.

    Do you have a concentrated position in need of hedging? Not to worry, you have options! 

    Over the last decade, equity markets have created wealth for many investors. Though far too often, investors are concentrated in a single stock. If the investor is neither willing nor able to liquidate the position, how do you determine whether the investor could benefit from an options hedging strategy? Are you ready to execute options strategies to offset the concentration risk?

    Also being discussed is selling puts in a way that mimics writing insurance for those looking for downside protection, particularly in stocks that they have interest in taking positions at a price lower than the current market price.

    • Concentration risk considerations
    • A framework for when to hedge 
    • Options as insurance – the protective put
    • Selling options as a way to generate income
    • Writing puts when the cost of protection is high
    • Using options market as a means to purchase stocks that currently trade above your “fair value”


      Brian Dress

      Director of Research, Left Brain Investment Research

      Brian has 15 years’ experience in the investments industry. Before joining Left Brain, he spent nearly a decade managing an independent portfolio of derivatives, focused mainly in the oil/gas and commodities markets, but also in equities and fixed income. Brian earned his B.S. in International Relations, with a concentration in International Economics, from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He is currently a candidate for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

      Brian is a resident in the City of Chicago, where he lives with his wife, Michelle, and young daughter, Juliette.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, working out, cooking, and traveling.

      Ryann Marotta, CFA, CFP

      Senior Portfolio Manager

      Austin Asset Management

      Ryann Marotta, CFA, CFP®, is a senior portfolio manager at Austin Asset Management, a boutique wealth management firm committed to authentic advice.  In her role, she develops relationships with clients to understand their unique situations and structures investment plans to support their needs.

    • Journal in the Round: The Planning Implications of the American Rescue Plan Act

      Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 04/28/2021 at 12:00 PM (MDT)

      Join Randy Gardner, , J.D., LLM, CPA, RLP®, CFP®, and Julie Welch, CPA/PFS, CFP®, AEP, who will offer our members a deep dive into the planning opportunities and tax changes that were included in the American Rescue Plan Act that was signed by President Biden in March.

      Join Randy Gardner, , J.D., LLM, CPA, RLP®, CFP®, and Julie Welch, CPA/PFS, CFP®, AEP, who will offer our members a deep dive into the planning opportunities and tax changes that were included in the American Rescue Plan Act that was signed by President Biden in March.

      Ana Trujillo

      Editor-in-Chief

      Financial Planning Association

      Ana Trujillo Limón is the editor-in-chief of FPA’s publications. She holds her bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from the University of Miami and holds a certificate in diversity and inclusion from Cornell University. She is currently pursuing her MBA at the University of Colorado, Denver.

      Randy Gardner, JD, LLM, MBA, CPA, CFP®, RLP

      Founder, Goals Gap Planning, LLC

      Randy Gardner is the founder of Goals Gap Planning, LLC, a fee-only tax, estate, and holistic personal financial planning firm with offices in Laguna Beach, CA and Las Vegas, NV, a wealth strategist for the Garrett Planning Network, and an adjunct professor at the American College. Randy taught for 33 years as a professor of tax and estate planning and director of the financial planning program at the University of Missouri. Randy is a columnist for The Journal of Financial Planning and the co-author (with Julie Welch) of 101 Tax Saving Ideas.

      Julie Welch, CPA/PFS, CFP®, AEP

      Meara Welch Browne, P.C.

      Julie Welch, CPA/PFS, CFP®, AEP (Distinguished) is the managing share¬holder of Meara Welch Browne, P.C., an accounting firm in Leawood, Kan.

    • Asian-American/Pacific Islander Knowledge Circle Kick Off Meeting

      Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 04/29/2021 at 1:00 PM (MDT)

      AAPI Knowledge Circle kick off meeting.  An open discussion to learn about what is most important to the AAPI community, which will help inform future meetings.  We are looking forward to meeting and hearing from you!

      AAPI Knowledge Circle kick off meeting.  An open discussion to learn about what is most important to the AAPI community, which will help inform future meetings.  We are looking forward to meeting and hearing from you!

      John Eing, CPA, CFP®

      Partner and Financial Advisor

      Abacus Wealth Partners

      John Eing is a partner and financial advisor at Abacus Wealth Partners.  As a financial advisor, John is passionate about helping his clients gain peace of mind by listening deeply to his clients, and creating sound financial strategies so that they can do what they love most.  He also serves on the firm’s mergers and acquisitions team and investment committee.  Prior to joining Abacus, John was a Controller in Wells Fargo’s Wholesale Banking group.  He holds an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, a BA in Economics from UC Berkeley, is a Certified Public Accountant, and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. 

      In his free time, John and his wife, Andrea, enjoy spending time with their two children Nathan (8) and Mia (4).  In his free, free time John is an avid fan of the Los Angeles Lakers.

      Michelle Wong, FPQP® (she/her/hers)

      Founder, Management

      Nifty Advisor Support

      Michelle is the Founder of Nifty Advisor Support providing virtual paraplanning, client servicing, and marketing solutions for Registered Investment Advisors. Before starting Nifty, Michelle studied financial economics and led various non-profits, associations, and businesses to develop local and international digital campaigns, events, and growth strategies. Crowned the ultimate jill-of-all-trades, Michelle's expansive creative and technical background has served dozens of financial advisors and non-advisors over the past ten years. In her spare time, she mentors for Girls With Impact, spends way too much time fixing her twenty-year old hippie van, and is convinced that her dogs are too comfortable on Zoom calls.

    • Modernizing Estate Planning -- Trust & Will

      Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/05/2021 at 12:00 PM (MDT)

      Estate planning is a crucial part of a comprehensive financial plan. Trust & Will is solving why more than 60% of families don't have one. We will cover the importance of having an estate plan, the options available, and how to engage your clients to get it done.

      Estate planning is a crucial part of a comprehensive financial plan. Trust & Will is solving why more than 60% of families don't have one. We will cover the importance of having an estate plan, the options available, and how to engage your clients to get it done.

      Andres Mazabel

      Business Development Manager

      Trust & Will

      Andres Mazabel is the business development manager for Trust & Will. Andres spent more than 13 years with JPMorgan & Wells Fargo in Private Banking. After seeing how many families never create an Estate Plan, he joined Trust & Will to enable financial advisors to add more value through estate planning.

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    • African American Knowledge Circle: Working in Our Community: Beyond Pro Bono

      Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/06/2021 at 12:00 PM (MDT)

      Many financial planners come to the profession deeply connected to communities that have been ignored by "traditional" financial planning practices. During this conversation Saundra Davis, financial coach and educator, will talk about her journey as a career changer and how she "kicked down the door" to serve the Black community AND build a thriving business. Financial planning practitioners are poised to change the way disenfranchised communities view the profession.  We’ll discuss how they can certainly do well while doing good.

      Many financial planners come to the profession deeply connected to communities that have been ignored by "traditional" financial planning practices. During this conversation Saundra Davis, financial coach and educator, will talk about her journey as a career changer and how she "kicked down the door" to serve the Black community AND build a thriving business. Financial planning practitioners are poised to change the way disenfranchised communities view the profession.  We’ll discuss how they can certainly do well while doing good.

      Saundra Davis, MSFP, FFC®, FBS®

      Executive Director, Sage Financial Solutions

      Saundra Davis, MSFP, FFC®, FBS®is a US Navy veteran, financial coach, speaker, educator, and consultant who is nationally recognized as an expert in the financial coaching field and for her work with community-based organizations that focus on asset building for the working poor. She developed and facilitates the Financial Fitness Coach certification program to promote the highest standard for professional services for all people, irrespective of wealth and income. Her experience in the U.S. Navy and her twenty years serving community-based organizations led her to the reality that the best way to help people find a path out of poverty is to help them become their OWN financial expert.

      Ms. Davis is the founder and Executive Director of Sage Financial Solutions, a San Francisco Bay Area based organization that develops comprehensive financial capability programs for low- and moderate-income communities throughout the United States. She is a Financial Behavior Specialist and her philosophy of the financial continuum of care continues to shape the financial capability and coaching efforts around the country. Saundra has been an active proponent of building a more inclusive financial planning community and has served on the Financial Planning Association local and national pro bono and diversity committees.

      Saundra holds a B.S. in Management and an M.S. in Financial Planning from Golden Gate University where she is currently a Distinguished Adjunct Professor in the Personal Financial Planning program.

    • Charity Begins at Home: Family Philanthropic Conversations with Clients

      Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 05/11/2021 at 12:00 PM (MDT)

      Join us on May 11th for a panel discussion on Family Philanthropy. American Heart Association’s panel of experts will discuss why advisors should introduce family philanthropy to their clients, explore the design and implementation of philanthropic solutions and charitable tools to accomplish this goal as well as dynamic multigenerational meetings and conversations. Presentation will conclude by addressing common pitfalls when counseling families to make for a smooth probate process! Bring your questions for our Q&A!

      Join us on May 11th for a panel discussion on Family Philanthropy. American Heart Association’s panel of experts will discuss why advisors should introduce family philanthropy to their clients, explore the design and implementation of philanthropic solutions and charitable tools to accomplish this goal as well as dynamic multigenerational meetings and conversations. Presentation will conclude by addressing common pitfalls when counseling families to make for a smooth probate process! Bring your questions for our Q&A!

      • Demonstrate how to discuss, structure, and execute philanthropic conversations with clients and their families
      • Talk to their clients about the qualities associated with successful wealth transition and how these can be cultivated through family philanthropy
      • Effectively guide their clients on how to intentionally implement philanthropic vehicles not only to further social good but also to promote responsible wealth stewardship and family cohesion
      • Avoid common estate planning mistakes with clients and their families

      Lorraine del Prado, CSPG, CFRE, FCEP

      American Heart Association, Learning Consultant, Principal, del Prado Philanthropy and Vice President, Thompson & Associates

      Lorraine del Prado is principal of del Prado Philanthropy and Vice President of Thompson & Associates.  She specializes in values-based estate planning consulting and philanthropic planning and is a frequent speaker on topics related to philanthropy and purposeful estate plans.  She also assists nonprofits in elevating their relationship-building, fundraising and board development efforts.  She has consulted with nonprofits nationally and has led operations that raised hundreds of millions of dollars for various causes. 

      Prior to her consulting practice, her previous positions include serving as Vice President at Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation, President at Children’s Hospital & Research Center Foundation at Oakland, a fundraiser at the University of California, Berkeley and Sr. Account Executive at New Boston Group.

      Lorraine has been in the field of charitable planning for more than 27 years and holds the designations of Certified Specialist in Planned Giving (CSPG), Fellow in Charitable Estate Planning (FCEP) and Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).  She earned a bachelor’s degree in Humanities, cum laude, from the University of the Philippines and a master’s degree in English Literature from Boston University.

      In terms of volunteer leadership, Lorraine is President of Leave 10, Board Member of the Seattle Philanthropic Advisors Network, Past Chair of the Grant Leadership Team of the Washington Women’s Foundation and Associate Dean for Planned Giving at the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy’s Madison Institute.  She is also a member of the Purposeful Planning Institute, the Washington Planned Giving Council and the Estate Planning Council of Seattle.  In 2017, she was honored by the Washington Planned Giving Council with the Frank Minton Professional Achievement Award.

      John Hayes

      Senior Vice President of Charitable Estate Planning

      American Heart Association

      John Hayes is senior vice president of Charitable Estate Planning for the American Heart Association — an organization passionately committed to its mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.

      In his role, John leads the association’s nationwide efforts to obtain charitable contributions of non-cash assets and deferred charitable estate donations.  John’s specialties include gifts funded with cash, equities, life insurance, or property through vehicles such as bequests, charitable gift annuities, beneficiary designations and charitable trusts.

      John has championed the AHA’s mission for more than 16 years. Under his leadership, the AHA has:
      • Established the American Heart Association Professional Advisor Network, which includes more than 13,000 professionals: including attorneys, financial advisors and wealth managers.
      • Created the American Heart Association Donor Advised Fund Program, which provides mission-aligned investing for donors with the AHA Tobacco-Free investment program.
      • Expanded the types of non-cash assets accepted for charitable giving — providing our donors with more creative ways to give, including an innovative system that makes it easier for them to make real estate gifts.

      Andrew Fussner, Esq.

      Vice President, Estate Settlement

      American Heart Association

      Andrew Fussner currently serves as the national Vice President of Estate Settlement for the American Heart Association and oversees the administration of $75 to $100 million in bequest assets annually for the organization.  He is based in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Before assuming his current position, he served as the Vice President of Planned Giving for the AHA’s Florida Affiliate and as the AHA’s Director of Planned Giving for the west coast of Florida.  Prior to joining the AHA, Mr. Fussner was an attorney with the Tampa office of the national law firm of Foley & Lardner.  He specialized in estate planning, probate/trust administration and tax law.  He holds his law degree from the University of Florida where he was a member of the Florida Law Review.  He also obtained a B.S. in Accounting and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida and has been named to UF’s Hall of Fame.  In his spare time, he is an avid runner, hiker, non-fiction reader and can often be found at “The Swamp” rooting for his beloved Florida Gators.

      Lauren Iwema, CAP®

      Senior Advisor, Charitable Estate Planning

      American Heart Association

      Lauren Iwema works with professional advisors throughout the Midwest to develop personalized solutions for their clients’ tax and charitable-planning needs. Genuinely focused on fulfilling client intent, she navigates the puzzle of gift vehicles and funding assets while proudly representing the lifesaving mission of the American Heart Association.

      Lauren received the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) designation from the American College of Financial Services and her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois–Champaign. She lives in suburban Chicago with her husband of thirty years and German Shepherd, Zen. Free time is spent working out, exploring the great outdoors and caring for Zen’s yard.

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    • Women & Finance Knowledge Circle: Housing Wealth - Another Source of Cash in Retirement

      Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/13/2021 at 12:00 PM (MDT)

      We all know that home is where the heart is.  But it's also a source of retirement capital, particularly for women who may be concerned about having sufficient funds in their later years.  Marjorie will join the Women & Finance Knowledge Circle community to speak about Reverse mortgages and the important role they can play in retirement.

      We all know that home is where the heart is.  But it's also a source of retirement capital, particularly for women who may be concerned about having sufficient funds in their later years.  Marjorie will join the Women & Finance Knowledge Circle community to speak about Reverse mortgages and the important role they can play in retirement.

      Marjorie Fox, JD, CFP®

      Founder and CEO

      FJY Financial, LLC

      Founder and CEO of FJY Financial, LLC, a financial planning and investment advisory firm in Northern Virginia, Marjorie Fox, JD, CFP® retired at the end of 2018 after more than 30 years in the financial planning profession.  FJY Financial is known for its white paper “Implementing Internships,” its merger in 2014 with LifePoint Financial Partners in Midland Texas, and for an internal succession plan that succeeded in passing Marjorie’s ownership interest in the firm to the next generation of owners.  The firm was named a “Best Place to Work” by the Washington Business Journal in 2013 and the winner of the Schwab Impact Pacesetter Award in 2015.

      Marjorie received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Capital Chapter of the FPA in 2015. She served on the Boards of Directors of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and the NAPFA Consumer Education Foundation.  Marjorie was named one of the “Twenty Most Influential Women to Watch” by Investment News in 2015 and received NAPFA’s Robert J. Underwood Award for Distinguished Service in 2018. 

      Marjorie is a fourth generation Californian who earned a B.A. from Pomona College and a law degree from UCLA. She has lived in Virginia for the past 39 years.

      The book that Marjorie and longtime friend and professional colleague Eleanor Blayney have written for single women in their 60s and 70s (like Eleanor and Marjorie) will be published in August 2021. 

    • The Role for Dynamic Income Benefit(SM) in a Retirement Income Plan

      Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/19/2021 at 12:00 PM (MDT)

      Aging Americans are experiencing significant uncertainty as they approach or enter retirement. Today’s financial professionals face complicated challenges in best serving their clients. 

      Gain insight into the current environment and retirement risks facing clients today. Participants will gain valuable insight into:
      -The 4% Rule
      - 2 schools of thought for retirement
      -Risk Pooling vs. Risk Premium
      -Product Allocation with Investments & Insurance

      Aging Americans are experiencing significant uncertainty as they approach or enter retirement. Today’s financial professionals face complicated challenges in best serving their clients. 

      Gain insight into the current environment and retirement risks facing clients today. Participants will gain valuable insight into:
      -The 4% Rule
      - 2 schools of thought for retirement
      -Risk Pooling vs. Risk Premium
      -Product Allocation with Investments & Insurance

      • Identify opportunities and challenges related to a client’s cash inflows and outflows and make recommendations to assist the client in meeting their current needs and long-term financial goals
      • Communicate the need for liquid assets and emergency funds and recommend strategies for accumulating the appropriate levels of funds
      • Calculate savings required to meet financial goals and recommend how to incorporate planned savings into the cash flow plan

      Wade D. Pfau, PhD, CFA

      Professor, The American College of Financial Services

      Wade D. Pfau, Ph.D., CFA, RICP, is the program director of the Retirement Income Certified Professional designation and a Professor of Retirement Income at The American College of Financial Services in King of Prussia, PA. As well, he is a Principal and Director for McLean Asset Management. He holds a doctorate in economics from Princeton University and has published more than sixty peer-reviewed research articles in a wide variety of academic and practitioner journals. He hosts the Retirement Researcher website, and his most recent book is Safety-First Retirement Planning: An Integrated Approach for a Worry-Free Retirement.

      Dylan Tyson

      President

      Prudential Annuities

      Dylan Tyson is president of Prudential Annuities,  a business unit of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU). He leads the manufacturing and distribution of individual variable and fixed annuity solutions, leveraging the capabilities of Prudential’s Individual Solutions Group to help achieve differentiated financial wellness outcomes across the enterprise.

      Tyson joined Prudential in 1995 and has held advancing leadership roles. Most recently he served as president and CEO of Prudential of Taiwan, leading efforts to distinguish Prudential as the most trusted and admired life insurance company in Taiwan, while helping customers achieve financial security and peace of mind. Prior, he served as executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Prudential Life Insurance of Korea. 

      Tyson also held leadership roles with Prudential Retirement, including senior vice president and head of Pension Risk Transfer, during which he led the breakthrough General Motors pension risk transfer transaction, among others. He developed broad experience in defined benefit and institutional investment products, serving at various times as head of payout Annuities, Investment Only Stable Value, Business Development for Institutional Investment Products, and Structured Settlements. 

      Tyson received his bachelor’s degree with high honors from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA. Dylan is a CFA® Charterholder.

      Michael Visconti, CFP®

      Regional Vice President

      Prudential Annuities

      Michael Visconti is a regional vice president for the advisor channel at Prudential Annuities. He covers Fairfield County in Connecticut, Westchester County, Hudson Valley, Greater NYC and Long Island territories. 

      Mike has been with Prudential Annuities since 1997.  Prior to becoming a wholesaler, Mike worked as an internal wholesaler, a regional sales manager and most recently as director of internal sales. During his time at Prudential Annuities, Mike has consistently been recognized for exceptional performance and in 2015 and 2017, he received the Wholesaler of the Year award.

      Mike holds FINRA Series 7, 26, 66, and Life & Health licenses. He also obtained his Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation in 2013. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance and risk management/insurance from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Fairfield University. 

      He resides in Fairfield, Connecticut with his wife Heather and two sons Michael and Thomas. 

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