Lawrence “Will” Williams
Chairman, President & CEO
Firm Tenure: Since 1990
Will holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Denison University and Masters in Business Administration from Bradley University. Prior to joining the firm, Will was employed by Bielfeldt & Company as a Proprietary Trader and Market Analyst.
As Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Will provides leadership and guidance for all aspects of the firm. He serves on the Management Committee that oversees the daily operations of the firm and is also a member of the Investment Committee, where he provides research and input regarding DVI's core equity investment strategy. In 2017, Will was appointed as Chairman of DVI's Board of Directors. In addition to these responsibilities, he serves as a relationship manager and provides his insights on various tax, financial and estate planning matters.
When not busy at DVI, Will is an avid outdoorsman and also enjoys watching his daughter participate in various competitive sporting activities.
Advanced Medical Transport, Inc. – Director
Easter Seals of Central Illinois Foundation – Officer & Director
Gilmore Foundation – Officer & Director
Hometown Community Bancorp – Officer
Morton Community Bank – Director
Miles C. Hauter Foundation – Officer & Director
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center – Director
Brian A. Christensen
Senior Vice President & CIO
Firm Tenure: Since 1993
Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Eastern Illinois University and Masters in Business Administration from Illinois State University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst Designation. Prior to joining the firm, Brian worked for Caterpillar Inc., where he managed short-term foreign currency exposure and then moved to a position of overseeing management of Caterpillar's pension assets. He also worked for Caterpillar Investment Management Ltd., where he helped create the Preferred Group family of mutual funds and also managed a small-cap equity and U.S. government securities portfolio.
Brian is a principal at DVI and is a member of the Management Committee that oversees the daily operations of the firm. He also serves as the Chief Investment Officer of the firm, where he leads the Investment Committee responsible for investment strategy, equity research and portfolio management. Since 1998, Brian has been directly responsible for DVI's Florida division.
Brian and his wife reside in Germantown Hills and have two children. He sits on the Eastern Illinois University Lumpkin School of Business Advisory Board, and the boards for the Illinois State University Educational Investment Fund, the South Side Mission of Peoria, and the Germantown Hills Fire Protection District in Woodford County. When not busy at DVI, Brian enjoys hunting, fishing, bicycling and following his children's activities.
Patrick J. Smarjesse
Firm Tenure: Since 1995
Pat grew up in the Peoria area and is a 1984 graduate of the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, where he earned a BS in Management. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a retirement plan consultant with a regional pension administration firm, and a financial consultant for Merrill Lynch & Co. In 2002, Pat earned the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, recognizing his significant expertise and understanding of topics relating to tax-qualified retirement plans.
Pat is a principal at DVI, serves as a relationship manager for a number of DVI clients, and is a member of the Management Committee that oversees the daily operations of the firm. He also serves as the Managing Director of DVI Consulting Group, a division of DVI that assists sponsors of retirement plans with investment and fiduciary management issues.
Pat's wife and three daughters are his primary focus outside of work. When time permits, he enjoys fishing, hunting and assisting various charitable organizations.
Todd M. Sheridan
Vice President of Portfolio Management & Research
Firm Tenure: Since 1999
Todd Sheridan joined David Vaughan Investments, LLC as our Senior Portfolio Manager and was promoted to Vice President in January 2006. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign in 1988. His career began with a variety of corporate treasury assignments at Caterpillar, Inc. In 1992, he joined Caterpillar Investment Management Ltd., Caterpillar's investment subsidiary and ultimately assumed a leadership position as a portfolio manager, responsible for more than $1 billion of equity and fixed income assets. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1995.
Todd's primary role with the firm includes his membership on the DVI Investment Committee and his leadership position on that committee spearheading a quantitative research process that is geared towards enhancing our equity investment selection process. In addition to these primary duties, Todd is also active on a daily basis overseeing individual and institutional client portfolios and meeting with those clients as appropriate.
Todd and his wife have two children and live on a 250-acre farm west of Peoria. When he is not hard at work here at DVI, Todd is enjoying his family, working on the farm or finding an excuse to hunt or fish.
James D. Sinclair
Treasurer & Chief Compliance Officer
Firm Tenure: Since 1996
Jim grew up in the Kansas City area and graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1976 with a BS in Business Administration as an accounting major. He received his MBA from Bradley University in 2000. Prior to joining the firm, he served as the administrative director for PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Peoria, Illinois. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Illinois CPA Society.
As Treasurer of DVI, Jim is responsible for the business operations of the firm including: internal accounting, investment accounting systems and building maintenance and serves on the DVI Management Committee. As the Chief Compliance Officer, he monitors the Securities and Exchange Commission and state specific investment adviser compliance programs. Jim also makes himself available to clients and their accountants to provide tax related resources on an as needed basis.
Jim's wife, three sons, one daughter, one son-in-law, grandson, new granddaughter, and golden retriever are his primary focus outside of work. He continues his involvement in Boy Scouts of America as an Eagle Scout advisor and enjoys working on projects at Ingersoll Scout Reservation as a Wilderness Engineer. Currently, he enjoys bike riding, house projects, and walking with his wife and golden retriever.
Stephen K. Hinrichs
Director of Investment Research
Firm Tenure: Since 1998
After receiving a bachelor's degree in Finance with distinction from the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign in 1991, Steve began his investment career as an equity analyst with the Franklin Life Insurance Co. in Springfield, Illinois. He later moved on to the Horace Mann Insurance Co., also located in Springfield, as a Senior Financial Analyst. Steve earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1996.
Steve is a principal at DVI and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. As Director of Investment Research, Steve works with the firm's CIO to establish the research priorities and deliverables that will contribute towards superior risk adjusted investment results for DVI's investment strategies. Steve's current role with the firm also includes managing client portfolios and interacting with clients on investment related topics.
Steve, his wife and two children live in Dunlap, Illinois. When he is not hard at work at DVI, Steve is either enjoying his family, playing golf, or cheering on his beloved Illini.
Michael A. Price
Chief Administrative Officer
Firm Tenure: Since 2014
Michael (Mike) Price received his Bachelors of Science in Business-Finance from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois and his MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Prior to joining DVI, Mr. Price most recently served as Chief Operating Officer/ Chief Financial Officer for Alliance Benefit Group of Illinois and held officer level positions with both National City Corp (now PNC) and RLI Corp.
As CAO Mr. Price is responsible for the behind-the-scenes infrastructure of the firm and is directly responsible for all support operations including Client Services, Administration, Human Resources and Information Technology. In addition, Mike leads the Strategic Planning and Implementation Process and is the primary liaison working with DVI's Board of Directors and shareholders.
Mike and his wife Sandy reside in Peoria and have three sons. In his free time he enjoys travel, home improvement projects and participating in sports of all types.
Deanna M. Baele
Executive Office Advisor
Firm Tenure: Since 2000
Deanna graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Monmouth College in May 1995 and obtained her MBA from St. Ambrose University in May 2000. She began her financial services career with John Hancock Financial Services and broadened her work experience with both IAA Trust/Country Companies and Community State Bank. She successfully passed the Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) exam in November 2011 and has completed her CFP® candidacy.
Deanna has developed substantial knowledge of all of the back-office activities that support DVI relationship managers, serving many years in the capacity of Manager of Client Services.She assumed the new role of Executive Office Advisor in 2011, leveraging her expertise with both complex client service and relationship management responsibilities working in tandem with DVI's President
Deanna and her husband have three active children, a daughter and twin sons, who make their home in Washington, Illinois. When she is not at DVI, Deanna is busy with family, church and community activities, currently serving as a board member on both the American Red Cross Blood Services Regional Board and the Monmouth College Alumni Board.
Stephanie A. Ricketts
Firm Tenure: Since 2007
Stephanie is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and came to Central Illinois to attend Bradley University, where she earned her Bachelor's of Science degree in International Business. She later received her MBA from Bradley University, completing her coursework in 2002 and she also is a Certified Financial Planner®. Prior to joining DVI, she served as a Vice President and Investment Advisor of high net worth clients for JP Morgan Private Client Services.
Her background includes not only extensive knowledge of financial markets, but also a comprehensive understanding of Trust and Estate related topics. In her role as Relationship Manager, she meets with existing and prospective DVI clients, leveraging her past experience as an investment advisor and making use of the growing resources of our organization to help solve the financial challenges that face our valued clients.
She is actively involved with her family and her community. She is president of the Central Illinois Estate Planning Council, a Board Member of the Peoria Foundation for Inclusive Religious Education (FIRE) and assists with the annual St. Philomena School auction. She has also coached youth soccer and was past Treasurer of the Peoria Ballet. She was awarded the Outstanding Young Business Professional Award by the Peoria Jaycees in March of 2007.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, running and camping.
Jeffrey J. Huizenga
Director of Relationship Management
Designation: CFP®, ChFC
Firm Tenure: Since 2014
Jeff is a graduate of Dubuque University where he received his Bachelor's of Science degree in Business Administration. He is a Certified Financial Planner®, a Chartered Financial Consultant and has held the FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63 securities licenses.
Jeff brings to DVI over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, which includes thirteen years with CliftonLarsonAllen, the last ten were in Peoria as a Senior Wealth Advisor. His background includes investment management, financial planning and insurance solutions.
As a Director of Relationship Management, Jeff's responsibilities include the oversight and coordination of all client-related tasks ranging from portfolio management to investment reporting. In addition, Jeff plays a leadership role in providing financial and estate planning solutions to our clients.
Jeff and his wife Vickie have two children, Bryan and Bridget, and in addition to being involved in their school and community, they are active members of New Castle Bible Church. Jeff serves as a board member of Peoria Friendship House and of the Peoria Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee, where he has previously served as board President.
Margaret L. Bilby
Relationship Manager – Florida Region
Firm Tenure: Since 2015
With over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry, Maggie serves as the primary day-to-day contact for many of the firm's Florida clients. Her responsibilities include the oversight and coordination of all client-related tasks, including financial planning, portfolio management and investment reporting. In addition, she is taking an active role in representing DVI in the Orlando business community.
Prior to joining DVI, Mrs. Bilby worked at both USAA and Merrill Lynch, excelling in Advisory and Management roles. Her background includes investment management, financial planning and insurance solutions. Maggie graduated with a B.A. in Economics and English Literature from Emory University and an M.B.A from University of Florida. She is a Certified Wealth Strategist®, a licensed insurance representative and also holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 51 and 66 securities licenses. Maggie successfully passed the Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) exam in November 2016 and has completed her CFP® candidacy.
When she's not in the office, Maggie enjoys fishing, hunting, traveling and running. Her last big adventure was a 4 day offshore and inshore fishing adventure with her husband in Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica.
Andrew “Drew” J. Lister
Firm Tenure: Since 2005
Drew Lister began his career with the State Farm Insurance Companies in Bloomington, Illinois in 1999 as a business analyst working on the company's retail mutual fund product line. He transferred to the Investment Department at State Farm in 2001, where he worked as a fixed income analyst until he joined David Vaughan Investments, LLC. Drew graduated with a bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Hawaii in 1998, earned his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2003, and obtained his MBA from the University of Chicago in June 2005.
Drew's primary responsibilities at DVI include portfolio management, fixed income research and trading, equity research, and participating as a member of the DVI Investment Committee.
Meghan J. Jackson
Financial Analyst & Trader
Firm Tenure: Since 2008
Meghan is a graduate of Monmouth College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. She holds her Series 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses.
Meghan began her career with A.G. Edwards as an Execution Correction Clerk where she processed over the counter inventory tickets, verified that inventory accounts were compliant, as well as researched and corrected branch trade orders and executions. Prior to joining DVI she spent 5 years with Smith Barney as a Consulting Group Technical Analyst where she produced quarterly performance monitors, analyzed portfolio holdings, maintained performance monitoring software, assisted financial consultants with client account reviews and client financial plans as well as took client's security trade orders.
In her role as Portfolio Analyst and Trader with DVI, Meghan's primary responsibilities include executing equity and fixed income trades, providing investment research and analysis, supporting the preparation of material for various investment / market related meetings and preparing certain due diligence reports. Her past experience and knowledge of the securities markets will be valuable to our on-going research and the execution of our clients' investment plans.
Meghan and her husband, Luke, are the parents of three busy children—experiencing the joys and challenges of raising multiples.
Dalton M. Mellon, CFA
Firm Tenure: Since 2013
Dalton graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance in 2013 and joined DVI that summer. Dalton earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2017 and he also holds a Series 65 securities license.
As an Advisory Analyst, Dalton supports DVI’s Investment Management and Research Group by performing research and analysis on a range of subjects including: mutual funds, equities, asset allocation, and client portfolios. He leads DVI’s mutual fund research and trading initiatives, is a Secondary Equity Trader and also serves as Portfolio Manager for numerous client portfolios.
In his free time he enjoys watching sports, playing golf, duck hunting, and is a member at a local CrossFit gym.
Amy M. Mauser
Firm Tenure: Since 2011
Amy is a graduate of Millikin University with an accounting degree. Prior to joining DVI, she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Peoria, Illinois for over 15 years in the areas of tax and auditing. Amy is married and has two children. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is involved with her church.
Amy prepares and files client securities class action claims, prepares client billing and assists with DVI website connectivity.
Brenda A. Haley
Manager – Investment Accounting
Firm Tenure: Since 1999
Brenda received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Illinois State University. She came to DVI after working approximately ten years with the asset management subsidiary of a large St. Louis based insurance company. She brings to DVI both experience and knowledge of traditional investment accounting as well as an excellent working understanding of the more arcane statutory accounting that is required by insurance companies.
Her primary responsibilities include supervising the Investment Accounting department, being the resource person for download, posting, reconciliation, and reporting process questions; and preparing the monthly DVI performance composite calculations.
Brenda returned to Central Illinois to be closer to her family and friends. Most Saturdays you can find her at her parent's house, where the family gathers for hours of playing Rummikub.
Anne M. Olson
Senior Investment Accountant
Firm Tenure: Since 2011
Anne received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Administration from Bradley University. She came to DVI after working approximately six years at a local community bank doing trust administration. She successfully passed the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) exam in May 2010.
In her role as Senior Investment Accountant with DVI, Anne's primary responsibilities include reconciling internal and external investment accounting systems, proxy voting, and researching and reconciling cost basis for clients.
In her free time, Anne enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Lisa C. Proctor
Investment Accounting Assistant
Firm Tenure: Since 2007
Lisa is a graduate of Pekin High school and has taken general studies classes at Illinois Central College. Prior to joining DVI, Lisa was Lead Teller and Personal Banker at BankPlus. As Lead Teller, she supervised the tellers, oversaw day to day operations of the bank's teller department, handled transactions and customer concerns and was responsible for vault and ATM balancing. Lisa also has several years of experience as a casino dealer and dual rate supervisor, where she was responsible for large monetary transactions and enforcing strict casino policies and procedures according to Gaming Board regulations.
Lisa's extensive experience in banking and regulatory policies, as well as her commitment to customer service has been valuable to DVI in her role as investment accounting assistant. She is fundamental to the investment accounting process where she posts and reconciles accounts on a daily, monthly and quarterly basis. She also is responsible for generating client reports for meetings and our clients' quarterly report packages. In addition to these duties, she also processes the firm's accounts payables, assists with various firm sponsored client events and educational forums and provides back up support to our front office with client and prospect interaction.
Lisa lives in Peoria with her husband and daughter. In her free time she is very involved with her daughter's activities, and also enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Senior Client Services Associate
Firm Tenure: Since 2011
Betty brings to DVI over 20 years of banking and financial industry experience. Just prior to joining DVI, she was a Trust Administrative Assistant, where she worked with trust and investment clients to secure documentation for opening new accounts, managed disbursements from client portfolios, coordinated the transfer, sale or purchase of assets as directed, and performed account research, including assistance with cost basis information. Her previous customer service experience also includes positions in both private banking and commercial lending, where she assisted high net worth clients and small business owners. Betty is a graduate of Illinois Central College and earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, Springfield.
As a Client Service Associate, Betty is responsible for new client account registration paperwork, the timely and accurate transfer of assets, assisting with various client requests, and maintaining the quality of our client database.
Betty lives in East Peoria with her husband and two children. She enjoys reading, flower gardening and spending time with her family.
Amy M. Cowen
Senior Client Services Associate
Firm Tenure: Since 2002
Amy joined DVI after spending several years with an international customer relationship services company. She worked in various capacities in her prior career ranging from account administrator to project manager and ultimately serving in a supervisory role as an account manager, where she was responsible for client retention and growth of the existing customer base.
Amy is part of back office team that supports the entire relationship management efforts at DVI and helps to oversee new client setup, account changes, and quarterly reporting activities. These responsibilities include, among other things, new client account registration paperwork, managing the asset transfer process and handling the daily cash management needs of our clients. Amy also assists in the administration of our customer relationship management database.
Amy is the mother of two active daughters and lives in Mackinaw. She is a graduate of Illinois State University with a degree in business administration. In her free time she is very involved with her church, enjoys scrap booking and running.
Information Services Coordinator
Firm Tenure: Since 2011
AnneMarie graduated from Illinois College with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Theatre. Prior to joining DVI, she worked in the purchasing and procurement department at Volkswagen Group of America. She is currently pursuing a third Bachelors in Computer Science.
As the Information Services Coordinator, AnneMarie acts as the liaison between DVI and our offsite IT and service providers. She updates and maintains the dviinc.com website and answers technical questions regarding software and the DVI portal. She also assists in the firm’s branding and marketing efforts.
When she’s not in the office, AnneMarie sings with the local Traditional Irish band, Turas.
Christopher G. Downs
Building & Grounds Coordinator
Firm Tenure: Since 2010
As Building and Ground Maintenance Coordinator Chris is responsible for maintaining and supervising our beautiful Peoria facilities inside and out and in addition he makes deliveries for our staff and clients. Prior to joining DVI he worked at a local dental lab for 10 years as Janitorial Supervisor and later in the Building and Grounds Maintenance Department. He also held positions as a construction laborer and delivery driver for an office supply company for 8 years.
Outside of work, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and working on his yard, Man Cave and garage. He loves having all 3 of his children home for family get togethers. Chris and his wife travel to Michigan to see their oldest son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren as often as they can.
Wayne E. Baum
Chairman of the Board, CORE Construction
Wayne Baum is Chairman of the Board of CORE Construction, a 70 year old family-owned construction company with six regional offices and its headquarters in Morton, Illinois. CORE Construction has grown to be one of the largest full service construction companies in the United States.
As a life-long resident of Central Illinois, Wayne has served as a Board of Director for many business and civic organizations including: Bradley University, Eureka College, the Peoria Symphony, Central Illinois Easter Seals and both Pekin and Proctor Hospitals. He was also elected to a four-year term serving as a trustee for the Village of Peoria Heights.
Wayne received his Bachelor of Science degree from Bradley University.
John V.N. McClure
Retired, Northern Trust Corporation
John V.N. McClure retired after a 34 year career with The Northern Trust Company. During the course of his career he held leadership positions in many different areas including Commercial Banking, Private Banking, Personal Trust and Investments, Marketing, Strategic Planning and Acquisitions. He was appointed President of Northern's Midwest Region in 2001, which included direct oversight of the Bank's 16 locations in the Chicago area, as well as offices in St. Louis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Bloomfield Hills, and Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
John's passion and expertise regarding family-owned businesses was nurtured over many years of working closely with Northern's key Personal Trust and Middle Market business clients. Most of these client families derived their wealth through the success of a family business enterprise. These client relationships required intense involvement with both the business enterprise as well as oversight of a myriad of issues affecting the family and/or individual family members. Because of Northern's long history of serving successful families, John was afforded important insights relating to multigenerational family businesses in addition to first generation owners and wealth creators.
John is a graduate of The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Connecticut, and Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Virginia Johnson Pillman
President, Virginia M. Johnson & Associates, Inc.
Virginia Johnson Pillman is president of Virginia M. Johnson & Associates which designs and executes complex tax, estate planning, investment, finance, accounting and governance, business and wealth preservation/creation strategies for single and multi-family businesses and privately held companies. Previously, Virginia was vice president at The Duchossois Group, Inc. and a tax partner with Ernst & Young.
She is the immediate past chair of the board and a member of the investment committee for Metropolitan Family Services in Chicago where she assists in the management of their $50 million endowment fund and pension plan investments. Virginia is a member of the Executive Committee of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra governing board and the executive committee for Northwestern Memorial HealthCare Professional Council for Philanthropy. As a Trustee, co-chair of the resource development committee and a member of the investment committee for the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, she assists in the oversight of their $50 million endowment fund. She is also a member of the Chicago Finance Exchange, AICPA and Illinois CPA Society.
Virginia received her Bachelor of Science degree with highest honors from Purdue University and her master in business administration with honors in finance from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
David J. Vaughan, Jr., MD
Partner, Orlando Urology Associates
David J. Vaughan, Jr., MD is affiliated with Orlando Urology Associates in Orlando, Florida. He has held numerous leadership roles in his more than 25 years of medical practice, including Chairman of the Departments of Urology at both Florida Hospital and Winter Park Hospital. David has also served as managing partner for his fifteen physician urology practice for ten years. He currently holds teaching positions as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Florida, Florida State University and the University of Central Florida medical schools. David is Board Certified in Urology and a Fellow on the American College of Surgeons. He has been named one of the top physicians in Central Florida for the past ten years.
David has been on the David Vaughan Investments, LLC board of directors for the past eight years.
David is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Cincinnati Medical School, completing his urology residency at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois.
Michael L. DeWalt
Retired, Vice President – Financial Services Division, Caterpillar, Inc.
Mike DeWalt was a Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Finance Services Division. The division includes approximately 1,000 finance professionals across several departments: Corporate Accounting (Corporate Controller), Tax, Treasury (Corporate Treasurer), Pricing, Economics (Chief Economist), Business Risk Management, Competitive Analysis, Strategic Planning and Investor Relations. Mike has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Illinois State University and completed the Executive Program at the University of Michigan.
Mike Joined Caterpillar as an accountant in 1981. Early in his career he held a number of staff and supervisory accounting positions at Caterpillar. In 1996, he became the CFO of FGWilson, a joint venture between Caterpillar and Emerson Electric located near Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 1998, he became the CFO of Perkins Engines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar based in England. By 2002, Mike had moved back to the Peoria area and spent two years as the Director of Strategic Investments, Caterpillar’s M&A group, before taking on the new challenge of becoming Caterpillar’s Director of Investor Relations. In 2012 Mike became Caterpillar’s Corporate Controller and soon was appointed as the Vice–President of Caterpillar with responsibility for Strategy, M&A, Economics, Pricing, and competitive intelligence. In late 2014, Mike became Caterpillar’s Vice President of Finance Services.
Portfolio Manager - Florida Region
Designation: CFA, CFP®
Firm Tenure: Since 2016
(Jonathan) Pierce Timko received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration – Finance from Stetson University and holds his CFA, CFP® and CWS® certifications. Prior to joining DVI, Pierce worked for both Charles Schwab & Co. and KCM Asset Management, most recently excelling in his role as a Senior Portfolio Consultant. His background also includes experience in Investment Analyst and Relationship Specialist roles.
As a Portfolio manager in the Winter Park, Florida office, Pierce is responsible for the daily investment management of client portfolios, providing analyst coverage on specific industry groups, and participating as a member of DVI's Investment Committee.
Pierce and his wife Brittany have two daughters, Aubrey and Sylvie, and you can often find them at Disney or exploring new cities together. He also enjoys cheering on his favorite football teams, walking with his two Labradors, and staying active. His last big achievement was running a marathon, and someday plans to complete his first triathlon.
Maryann C. Sprout
Front Office Associate
Firm Tenure: Since 2016
Maryann is a lifelong Peoria resident and a graduate of Illinois Central College. Prior to joining DVI, Maryann accrued 15 years of front office administration experience in the real estate, banking and legal fields, working most recently as a legal assistant at VanFleet Law Offices.
As a Front Office Associate, Maryann serves as the “face of DVI” for our clients and vendors; effectively handling inbound telephone calls, greeting visitors to the firm and setting up internal meetings. She also plays an important role in assisting the Client Services team with operational workflow and database support, and contributes to the overall success of the firm by performing a wide variety of operational and administrative duties.
When she's not in the office, Maryann likes to spend time with her children, and volunteer at her children’s school events/functions as well as her parish.
Elizabeth "Beth" Salmon
Director of Business Operations
Firm Tenure: Since 2017
With nearly 30 years of experience as a finance, management and operations decision-maker, Beth serves as the Director of Business Operations at DVI. Her primary focus is on administering, expanding and overseeing the Human Resources and Career Development programs. She supervises the Front Office associates and assists in our ongoing operational focus and special projects.
Prior to joining DVI, Beth worked in the education, healthcare, information services and public accounting industries. She began her career in accounting at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, before moving on to SVI Systems, where she served as the CFO, COO and then President. Just prior to joining DVI, Beth spent eight years working as the Director of Finance and Marketing at Peoria Notre Dame High School. Beth graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame. She is a Certified Public Accountant.
As a life-long resident of the Peoria area and a very active member of the community, when Beth is not in the office, she enjoys family time with her husband Matt and their four daughters and families. She loves to travel, is an avid reader and enjoys concerts and a myriad of outdoor activities.
Dirk W. Roecker
CFO, Morton Community Bank
Dirk is Chief Financial Officer of Morton Community Bank. He is also a member of the bank's Board of Directors. In addition, Dirk serves as an officer of the bank’s holding company and is a board member of its insurance agency subsidiary.
Prior to joining Morton Community Bank, Dirk spent eighteen years with Caterpillar in various accounting and finance roles, primarily in the Peoria, IL area but also including assignments at Cat Financial in Nashville, TN and with a business unit in Europe. Before Caterpillar he spent seven years with Price Waterhouse. His last position there was lead audit manager for the Caterpillar engagement.
Dirk holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Illinois Wesleyan University. He has also earned his Certified Public Accountant designation.
Dirk resides in Morton, IL with his wife. They have two grown daughters. Supporting the community, he currently serves on the Unity Point – Methodist Health Services Corporation and Pekin Hospital boards and in the past has served on the Accounting Advisory Board of his alma mater.
Andrew A. "Andy" Honegger
President & Co-CEO, Morton Community Bank
Andy has been a practicing attorney for over 20 years and currently serves as President and Co-CEO of Morton Community Bank. He is also the bank's Chief Legal Officer and Chief Risk Officer. In addition, Andy is Co-Chairman of the bank's Board of Directors and its bank holding company. Prior to working for Morton Community Bank, Andy was a longtime partner at a prominent Peoria law firm and served Morton Community Bank as his primary client.
Andy is active in the community, having served as President of the Morton Chamber of Commerce, currently serving as President of the Morton Economic Development Council, and currently serving on the boards of OSF St. Francis Medical Center, the American Red Cross Central Illinois Chapter, and the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council. He is also a longstanding member of Morton Rotary.
Andy earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois (1991, Senior 100 Honorary) and earned his law degree from Boston University School of Law (1994, cum laude) where he won the Albers Moot Court Competition with final arguments before a panel which included Justice Stephen G. Breyer of the United States Supreme Court.
In 2006, Andy was named one of Peoria's 40 Leaders Under 40 by InterBusiness Issues magazine. In 2007, he was recognized as the Volunteer Lawyer of the Year by the Peoria County Bar Association and Prairie State Legal Services.
Glenn J. Maxey
Firm Tenure: Since 2017
Glenn earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from SMU in 2015. After college, Glenn worked for several years in Investment Banking as a Mergers & Acquisitions Analyst for Evercore in Houston, Texas before joining DVI in 2017.
As an Advisory Analyst, Glenn supports DVI’s Investment Management and Research Group by performing research and analysis on a range of subjects including: mutual funds, equities, asset allocation, and client portfolios. He also assists with our quantitative research initiatives and serves as a Secondary Equity Trader on our trading desk.
When he’s not in the office, Glenn enjoys playing golf, duck hunting and spending time with his wife, Kelsey and their dog, Wynston.
Candace M. Forrest
Client Services Associate
Firm Tenure: Since 2017
Candace is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor's in Finance. With over 10 years of experience, she has assembled a broad set of skills in the wealth management industry. Prior to joining DVI, Candace worked as a Senior Client Solutions Specialist at PNC Wealth Management where she earned numerous awards in recognition of her achievements and outstanding service.
As a Client Services Associate, Candace provides support to the Winter Park Advisory Team and is responsible for assisting with our clients' daily service needs, including client documentation, new account setups, asset transfers and cash management requests. In addition, she handles the front desk and office administration in our Winter Park Office: greeting clients and setting up for client meetings.
Candace and her husband Danny stay busy with their son and daughter, Dylan and Ella, and you can often find them outdoors doing something water related such as going to the beach or boating on the lake with their family. They also enjoy taking their kids to visit Walt Disney World where they hold annual passes.
Michael M. Flaherty
Designation: CFP®, ChFC
Firm Tenure: Since 2018
Mike Flaherty brings to DVI over 15 years of experience in the financial service and insurance industries, both as a financial advisor and operations manager. He has proven himself as an effective leader in managing client relationships, and has developed expertise in financial planning.
Mike is a graduate of Illinois State University where he received his Bachelor's of Science degree in Insurance. He is a Certified Financial Planner®, a Chartered Financial Consultant and a Chartered Life Underwriter.
As a Relationship Manager, Mike's responsibilities include the oversight and coordination of client accounts and the delivery of the DVI Service Model to our clients. In addition, Mike is helping to expand our growing financial planning and ancillary services, while assisting our clients in achieving their financial goals.
Mike is an active member of his community, serving on the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington–Normal and previously as an Ambassador for the McLean County Chamber of Commerce.
In his free time Mike loves to travel. He enjoys scuba diving, playing golf and is an avid runner. He enjoys spending time with his family and their two dogs and going to Chicago to cheer for the Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks.
Leah L. Watkins
Front Office Associate
Firm Tenure: Since 2018
Leah Watkins brings nearly 15 years of experience in the financial industry to her role at DVI, and since joining us in early 2018 has quickly become a valuable asset to the firm. Her experience in office administration and processes are of vital importance to the firm, and her fresh ideas and a willingness to take on projects has resulted in improved efficiency and productivity for our front office operations. In addition to her industry experience, she has also been a licensed insurance producer in life, health, property & casualty and long–term care.
As a Front Office Associate, Leah serves as the “face of DVI” for our clients and vendors; effectively handling inbound telephone calls, greeting visitors to the firm and setting up internal meetings. She also plays an important role in assisting the Client Services team with operational workflow and database support, and contributes to the overall success of the firm by performing a wide variety of operational and administrative duties.
When she's not in the office, Leah and her husband, Chris, keep busy with their two young boys, Lane and Jase.
Our Winter Park, Florida Office
While firm founder, David J. Vaughan would spend many of his winters in Florida, it was actually his son David J. Vaughan Jr., MD who relocated to Central Florida in 1985 to join a successful private practice Urology group. Eventually, word got out about his father’s investment advisory firm located back in Peoria, Illinois and by 1998 David Vaughan Investments, LLC (DVI) committed to staffing a satellite office in Winter Park, Florida to service its growing Florida client base.
With a growing local team and a business model that embraces the latest HD video conferencing technology, DVI investment professionals are able to take full advantage of the resources, experience and technical expertise of our personnel located in our Central Illinois office. In doing so, we can provide the same core investment offerings and ancillary financial services in Central Florida that have been the building blocks of DVI’s exceptional reputation and firm growth back in Illinois.
Today, DVI maintains a national practice providing a full suite of investment advisory and wealth management services to both high net worth individuals and institutional clients. Assets under advisement are approximately $2.9 billion.
399 Carolina Avenue, Suite 110
Winter Park, FL 32789-3150