Primary area of expertise lies within the personal risk management area where he is able to deliver unique strategies and tactics supported by product selections.
Experienced in developing relationships with property and casualty, private banking and stock brokerage representatives, as well as catering to the needs of business owners and individuals who want to address their wealth preservation and estate planning needs.
Russell G. Jones
Executive Director Private Wealth Services
Primary area of expertise is developing key concepts and strategies for the high net worth market.
Main platform speaker at the annual conference of the International Association of Financial Planning, the Allied Jewish Federation's Annual Estate Planning Forum, GAMA International's LAMP meeting, and numerous technical and internal Lincoln business management sessions.
Robert E. Appel, J.D.*, LL.M., MBA
Second Vice President of National Design/Advanced Planning
Member of the American and Connecticut Bar Associations.
B.S. degree (Accounting and Finance) from Central Connecticut State University; J.D. degree from the University of Bridgeport School of Law; M.B.A. (Finance) degree from the University of Connecticut; and LL.M. (Taxation) degree from Boston University School of Law.
Rich E. Austin, J.D.*, LLM, CRPC
Director of Financial Advisory Services
Primary area of expertise: Advising high net worth clients, with an average net worth over $10 million dollars, on investment, estate, charitable, and business owner planning alternatives.
Has conducted seminars for financial professionals; served on advisory boards, created computer models to calculate tax implications, and authored articles on tax strategies.
Nasser Ali, CFA, CFP®, AAMS, CMFC, CRPC
Director of Financial Advisory Services
Prior experience as a portfolio manager responsible for managing customized investment portfolios totaling close to $400 million. Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Maryland.
Member of the Association of Investment Management and Research and the Baltimore Security Analysts Society. Published an article in the Encyclopedia of World Terrorism entitled,"The Impact of 9/11 on the Global Economy."
Donna L. Rowan, J.D.*, LL.M., CLU®, CHFC®
Assistant Vice President of National Design
Expertise in the areas of personal and corporate income taxation, as well as estate, gift and trust taxation. Member of the Connecticut and American Bar Associations.
BA degree in English from State University of New York at Buffalo; J.D. from Western New England College School of Law; LL.M. (Taxation) from Boston University School of Law.
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