Strategic Financial Services, Inc. (“Strategic”), a leading independent wealth management firm based in Central New York, is proud to announce the expansion of its ownership team through the addition of five new partners. Strategic remains one hundred percent team member owned. With gratitude for their dedication to the success of our clients, fellow team members, and our community, we congratulate:

• David Lemire, CFA, CIPM, C(k)P | Director of Research
• Greg Tedone, CPFA, ARPC | Head of Retirement Plans
• Katy Heintz | Chief Growth Officer
• Laura Powers, ChFC® | Senior Advisor
• Max Berkovich | Portfolio Manager

“Maintaining Strategic’s independence, aligning our success with that of our clients, and building a team of good people is at the heart of our culture,” said CEO Alan Leist III, CFA. “Strategic’s current Chairman and Founder, Alan Jr., set the example for forty years. We continue to execute on that strategy today with an eye on the next forty years,” added Leist III.

Strategic’s five new partners join the existing partner group:

• Alan R. Leist III, CFA | Chief Executive Officer
• Aaron Evans, CFA, CFP® | Senior Advisor
• Doug Walters, CFA | Chief Investment Officer
• Greg Mattacola, Esq., CFP® | Senior Advisor
• Judy Sweet, CFA | Senior Advisor
• Kasey Williams | Chief Operations and Compliance Officer
• Melissa Fernalld, CFP® | Senior Advisor
• Michael Leist | Chief Impact Officer
• Michael McGraw, CFP® | Senior Advisor

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