Our Team

When you work with me, you really aren´t just working with me, but with my whole team.

 
Craig J Amidon

Craig J Amidon

Director of Investments and Planning

Craig has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2010 and joined our team in January of 2013. As an Associate Wealth Management Advisor, Craig helps with investment research and in the preparation and analysis of presentations & proposals. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from the State University of New York at Oswego. He has obtained his FINRA Series 7, 6 & 63 securities licenses, as well as, his New York State Agent License for Life, Accident and Health.

 
Irene R Hanford

Irene R Hanford

Investment Operations Manager
Office 315-695-6367

Irene joined our team in November 2016. She has been in the Financial Industry since 2004.  Irene's focus is working within our investment services area while also supporting the Life, Disability Income and Long Term Care Insurance portion of our operation. She has obtained her FINRA Series 7 & 63 securities licenses, as well as, New York State Agent License for Life, Accident and Health.

 
Kimberley A Smyth

Kimberley A Smyth

Executive Assistant
Office 315-695-6367

Kim has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2006. She joined our team in January 2008 after several years of working for one of my Northwestern Mutual colleagues.  Kim works closely with Dean while managing our office scheduling.
 

 
Jessica L Myers

Jessica L Myers

Investment Operations Associate
Office 315-695-6367

Jessica started her career with our practice in January 2017 and provides support within our investment operations area.  Jess is a Phoenix native and long-time family friend of the Ripley’s.  She attended Le Moyne College in Syracuse and was in retail management prior to coming into the financial services field. She has obtained her FINRA Series 6 & 63 securities licenses, as well as, New York State Agent License for Life, Accident and Health.

 
Zachary F Laguzza

Zachary F Laguzza

Insurance Operations Associate
Office 315-695-6367
 
Laura L Engle

Laura L Engle

Administrative Assistant
Office 315-695-6367
 
Jennifer C Campbell

Jennifer C Campbell

Administrative Assistant
Office 315-695-6367
 
Brandy Jo Collard

Brandy Jo Collard

Associate Financial Representative
Mobile 315-604-2257
Office 315-695-6367
Fax 315-695-5812
 

Dean James Ripley, CFP®, ChFC®, CASL®, RICP®, CLU®

Wealth Management Advisor

 

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