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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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Shane Bradley

Shane Bradley Shane Bradley Financial Advisor Shane has an analytical mind with a strength for remaining calm amidst challenges. As a Financial Advisor, finding solutions using a thoughtful, methodical approach is where he thrives. Shane has yet to encounter a problem which he did not first try to solve using a spreadsheet. Midland, MI sbradley@sym.com Credentials Bachelor of Arts in Finance, Financial Planning and Business Administration – Grace College, Winona Lake, IN MS in Financial

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Nick Gray

Nick Gray Retirement Plan Advisor Nick enjoys developing relationships through thoughtful service to plan sponsors, and advice/education to retirement plan participants. He has more than 23 years of industry experience helping business owners and their employees plan and save for retirement. Fort Wayne, IN ngray@sym.com Credentials Bachelor of Science – Purdue University School of Management and Business, Fort Wayne, IN Community Member, School Board, Bishop Dwenger High School Member, Board, Northeast Indiana Human Resources Association

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Michelle Hipskind

Michelle Hipskind Michelle Hipskind Financial Advisor My skills include experience and passion for translating complex information and ideas into something that is digestible, understandable, and meaningful to varied audiences. I love to teach and have been a member of Ivy Tech adjunct staff and conducted many financial seminars for women. Fort Wayne, IN mhipskind@sym.com Credentials Bachelor of Arts in Journalism – Indiana University, Bloomington, IN CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Community Past Member, Board of Directors, HOPE

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