Executive Committee

The Nicol Agency Executive Committee provides the leadership, management, guidance, supervision, consultation, and administration of all Nicol affiliates. The Executive Committee is divided into three divisions: Board of Directors, Administration and Consultants.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kevin Nicol

Kevin G. Nicol

President, CEO, Principal

knicol@nicolfinancial.com

After graduating cum laude from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville with his Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree in education, Kevin Nicol taught in area schools for 11 years. Kevin entered the financial services industry in August 1981. The quality and quantity of business he produced has been frequently recognized. He is a member of American Fund’s All-American Team; Lincoln Life’s, President’s Club; and is an Illinois Mutual Life Leader. In 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Kevin was recognized by St. Louis Magazine s one of the St. Louis areas best Wealth Managers. Kevin was also one of seven featured in the April 11, 2011 issue of Forbes Magazine as one of St. Louis’ best financial advisors.

Kevin is licensed to sell life, health, fire, casualty, and variable insurance. Kevin is a faculty member of Professional Training Services (PTS) and has taught and certified many life and health insurance producers for their pre-licensing and continuing education requirements. After initially becoming securities licensed in 1983, he became a registered principal in 1985 and has managed an OSJ office for several Broker/Dealers. He has also hosted many securities licensing and training seminars. Kevin currently holds Series 6, 7, 24, 26, 51, 63, and 66 securities licenses. He also is a Mason, Shriner, Optimist, Rotarian (Board of Directors), Citizens Advisory Committee for the Granite City CUSD #9, and honorary member of the U.S. Olympic Alumni Association – MO-IL Chapter.

As an author, Kevin has written many articles and has five published works: Financial Priorities, a Foundation for Financial Freedom; Making a Difference, the Nicol Way; Financial Priorities, the Workshop Series; the curriculum for NICOL University (NIC-U); and Lean Not, Kevin’s autobiographical testimony.


Chris Ziebold

W. Chris Ziebold

Vice President, Principal, Chief Compliance Officer (CCO)

cziebold@nicolfinancial.com

After graduation with a B.S. in Communications from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 1970, Chris spent nine years at St. Louis Community College followed by 25 years with the McDonnell Douglas/Boeing Corporations. He has earned several Regional EMMY awards for his work and provided numerous cover photos for many aviation trade magazines and publications. In 2010 and 2011, Chris was recognized by St. Louis Magazine as one of the St. Louis areas best Wealth Managers.

Since 1989, he has been in the financial services industries, currently holding Series 6, 7, 24, 63, and 65 securities licenses and life and health insurance licenses for the states of Illinois and Missouri. Chris is also a faculty member of Professional Training Services (PTS) and has taught and certified many life and health insurance producers for their pre-licensing and continuing education requirements. From Waterloo, Illinois, Chris serves as advisor on the Endowment Boards for two local not-for-profit organizations; as a Waterloo Rotarian and a Vice-President on the Executive Board of the Okaw Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America.


Anna Saban

Anna E. Saban

CPA, Treasurer, Principal (FinOp)

asaban@nicolfinancial.com

Dr. Saban has a Bachelor of Science Degree (BS) and a MBA. She earned her Ph.D. in Finance with a minor in marketing from St. Louis University. Licensed as a CPA in the state of Missouri, Anna previously worked for what was then one of the “Big Eight” accounting firms. She is also a Certified EDP auditor and has a Certificate in Data Processing.

After many years working in the corporate environment in management, over 15 years ago, she started her own consulting, accounting and tax practice specializing in small companies and individuals. Residing and practicing in Frontenac, MO, Dr. Saban has also served as an expert witness in matters of taxation and teaches at the graduate level.

As the firm’s Financial Operations Officer (FinOp), Anna is securities Series 7, 27, 63, and 66 licensed with NIC, and life and health insurance licensed with Nicol & Associates.


Donald H.M. Currie

Donald H.M. Currie

MBA, Principal

dhcurrie@nicolfinancial.com

Donald H. M. Currie received his Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (1972) and Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance (1976) from Washington University. From 1953 until 1962, Mr. Currie was a Radar Technician and Instructor with the USAF. From 1962 until 1994, McDonnell Douglas Engineering Planning & Administration employed him. Since 1972, he has owned Tax Associates, a tax preparation business.

Mr. Currie has been continuously employed in the securities industry since 1984 and holds a Series 6, 7, 24, and 63 Securities registration. Since 1983, he has been licensed as a life and health insurance agent with the Nicol Agency.


Linda Nolan

Linda Nolan

Insurance and Marketing, Principal

lnolan@nicolfinancial.com

Linda studied business at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Over the last 19 years, she has owned and operated several successful businesses. Linda has been Fire, Casualty, Life and Health licensed since 1988 and securities Series 6, 63, and variable contract licensed since 1991. Linda joined the Nicol & Associates team in 1992.


ADMINISTRATION

Kathy Parks

Kathy Parks

Compliance – Brokerage Services

kparks@nicolfinancial.com


Karen Beasley

Karen Beasley

Accounting – Client Relations

kbeasley@nicolfinancial.com


CONSULTANTS

Larry Lexow

Larry Lexow

Group Benefits Consultant, Principal

llexow@nicolfinancial.com

Lawrence R. Lexow, CFS, CRPS, CLTC, is president of Lexow Financial Group and BCL Financial Management Consultants, Inc. He brings 30 years of entrepreneurial business experience to a wide variety of both family and nonfamily-owned business clients. In 2012, Larry was recognized by St. Louis Magazine as one of the St. Louis areas best Wealth Managers. Larry received a B.S. degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where he now serves on the alumni board and the university foundation gifts and giving council. His broad experience with closely held companies makes him uniquely qualified to understand their needs and to develop creative solutions.

In his current position, Larry is able to provide the required development, coordination and implementation of a comprehensive financial strategy for retirement planning and employee benefit programs; and employee benefit plan design, implementation and administration. He recently completed a three-year appointment to the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, advising the IRS and U.S. Treasury on issues regarding taxpayer concerns and internal process and procedures. Larry is also a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and The American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries. He is a frequent speaker and author of articles on the subject of employment benefits issues.


Lynn Hippner

Lynn Hippner

Consultant, Registration & Compliance

Lynn graduated from Georgia State University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree.  Until 1983, she worked as a Senior Compliance Examiner with the Atlanta office of FINRA Regulation, Inc.  Since 1983, Lynn has been a Securities Industry Compliance and Licensing Consultant.  Along with her husband, Gordon, Lynn owns and operates Registration Consultants* from Clearwater, Florida.  In 1997, she was appointed as an industry Arbitrator with FINRA Dispute Resolution, Inc. and has earned designation as a Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional with the FINRA Institute for Professional Development.


Joel Weiner

Joel Weiner, JD

Education

Joel is President and CEO of Professional Training Services, Inc. (PTS)*, a Certified Provider for insurance pre-licensing and insurance education, as well as FINRA securities and preparation courses, sales training, continuing education and more. His professional designations include Certified Financial Planner™ Certification, Chartered Financial Consultant and Certified Fund Specialist. Joel has served as President of the Greater O’Hare Satellite and Board Member of the Greater Chicago International Association for Financial Planning. Joel’s educational disciplines are: Bachelor of Arts; Master of Science; Doctor of Jurisprudence. During his many years as a sales/management professional, Joel has developed market strategies and sales training programs for investment and insurance companies, as well as for financial institutions. He also appears as a guest speaker for public seminars promoting financial planning, investing and wealth accumulation, including retirement and estate planning concepts. Joel also writes a column in the Broker News called “Q & A” for insurance producers.

Some of his published works include Marketing of Annuities, Estate Planning, Retirement Planning, Indiana and Illinois Long Term Care, Financial Planning Concepts, Selling Annuities and Mutual Funds, Variable Insurance Products, Universal Life Insurance, Business Insurance Concepts, Group Insurance, Key Employee Insurance, 401(k) Plans, Life and Health Insurance Concepts, Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap, Protecting Small Businesses, Tax payer Relief Act of 1997 and most recently Equity Index Annuities. Joel is quoted in numerous magazines and other financial services periodicals such as, Wealth Magazine, Dow Jones Advisor, and others.