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Seth Whicker

Seth Whicker Principal, Senior Financial Advisor Seth works as a senior financial advisor and also runs the business development efforts at SYM Financial Advisors. His favorite part of his job is helping clients achieve their financial goals, putting together a solid plan and seeing the plan come to fruition. What he enjoys most about his clients is learning their story. Fort Wayne, IN swhicker@sym.com Credentials Masters in Financial Analysis- College for Financial Planning Masters in

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Sydney Cale

Sydney Cale Financial Advisor Sydney loves to serve her clients with the utmost attention on understanding their individual story. Each client has unique goals and interests that will influence their legacy for future generations. Sydney loves that building genuine relationships is not only encouraged at SYM, but expected. Fort Wayne, IN scale@sym.com Credentials Bachelor of Science in Business Management, highest distinction – Indiana University Fort Wayne, IN Master of Business Administration – Indiana University Fort

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Sheila McLaughlin

Sheila McLaughlin Retirement Plan Specialist For 13 years, Sheila worked with SYM in a Third-Party Administer role and in 2014 she began her current job as retirement plan consultant. Sheila’s responsibilities include compliance testing, government reporting, and oversight of qualified plan record keeping systems. Fort Wayne, IN smclaughlin@sym.com Personal Pursuits Sheila loves spending time with her husband, Bert, and their three children: Karissa, Braxton, and Kendall. Get Sheila’s Help As life events and stages demand

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Tom Ackmann

Thomas Ackmann Principal, Senior Retirement Plan Advisor Tom’s professional experience positions him to understand the rewards and challenges of offering a qualified retirement plan. His two decades of experience in all aspects of recordkeeping, compliance, design, and participant education provides a unique perspective that considers the sponsor, the plan and the participants. Fort Wayne, IN tackmann@sym.com Credentials Bachelor of Arts, Communications, Cum Laude – Concordia University, River Forest, IL Community Member, Board of Directors, Fort

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Rick Reneker

Rick Reneker Rick Reneker Human Resources Manager Rick brings 28 years of experience and knowledge in the field of HR. He says the one attribute that helps him most in his role is that he is very customer-oriented and views the SYM team as his customers. “I love SYM’s core values and see those values on display every day by our team.  It makes it a joy to come to work every day.” Winona Lake,

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Savannah Hillyard

Savannah Hillyard Savannah Hillyard Client Service Representative Savannah has a strong background in client service. She works closely with clients and advisors. Her positive attitude and willingness to help others shines through in her daily work. Fort Wayne, IN shillyard@sym.com Credentials Ivy Tech, Business Operations, Applications & Technology – Fort Wayne, IN Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional ™ Savannah’s Words to Live By “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” Personal Pursuits Savannah is an

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