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Awards and Appointments

Industry Awards and Appointments

Industry Awards and Appointments

We've been recognized for our commitment to excellence, click below to see our accolades.

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Community involvement

Community involvement

Giving back is important to us. Click below to learn about the causes important to our team.

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Michael Rees, Advisor Group National Advisory Board

The NAB will provide a valuable source of insight for Advisor Group’s executive team on a broad range of business-critical topics including technology, service and product strategy, with the NAB providing a forum for conveying financial professionals’ insights on strategic and firm-wide topics.

Tina Boeving, Principal Advisory Council

Securities America understands that supervisory staff are pivotal players in the success of a financial practice. The creation of this Principal Advisory Council provides an opportunity for our principals to offer improvement ideas and feedback on current or proposed processes and initiatives in an effort to provide exceptional service to the entire Securities America family.

Nicole Mayer, Securities America Advisory Council

The Council meets annually to brainstorm to provide feedback to leadership on strategy, tactics and marketing messages. Council members serve a 3-year term and represent a diverse mix of business, geographic region, gender and backgrounds.

Margene Shullaw, Sales Assistant Advisory Board

Securities America recognizes assistants are the backbone of our industry. That's why we established the Sales Assistant Advisory Board. This provides an opportunity for assistants to offer improvement ideas and initiatives to SAI from our front line customers.

Bay View Capital Advisory Group, Inc. Exemplary Office 2020 Securities America

This award is nominated by home office employees and voted on by a panel of Securities America employees. 

Bay View Capital Advisory Group, Inc. was recognized for doing a fantastic job creating an environment of compliance, timely completion of items, and disclosure/communication with the Home Office. 

 Margene Shullaw, Assistant of the Year 2019, Securities America

Margene was nominated by her firm’s partners, who said their clients and their team adore her and respect her greatly. She runs an office of 10 people and trains staff on her firm’s process, technology and story. When Second Opinion Partners joined Securities America, Margene ensured 1,500 accounts were repapered during her maternity leave and return to work. And last year, when the firm moved to a different version of Sales Force, Margene worked several late nights to make sure the transition went well. Partner Nicole Mayer said, “I have yet to meet anyone more caring and thoughtful, who always goes above and beyond for our clients. Margene is the one responding to a client email at 10 p.m.” Margene has earned the Series 6 & 63 FINRA licenses, has taken all the classes Securities America offers assistants and serves on Securities America’s Sales Assistant Advisory Board.

 David Blaydes, Shining Star 2019 Securities America

David is the president and founder of RPI – Financial Life Planners, which works with individuals going through a job or life transition to provide a plan-based roadmap to help them live their best life with financial stability. David appreciates Securities America’s size and values. “As a broker-dealer, it is large enough to provide all of the services we need to be successful in this industry, along with Midwestern values making it a pleasure to work with,” he said. David’s recommendations to other financial professionals earned him the Shining Star Award for the highest number of qualified financial professionals referred to Securities America.


 Tina Boeving, Outstanding Principal 2019 Securities America

Since joining SAI in 2017, Tina has consistently ensured her reviews and approvals are in line with current policies and procedures and are completed in a timely fashion. Any follow up or request for additional information from the Home Office Supervision team is met with a quick and thorough response. She is also a consistent resource for her reps and their administrative staff, as she is aware that an informed administrative staff is important to ensure compliance. Every Thursday, she also writes a Thursday Tip, which provides advice on best practices or notifies reps of important Compliance policies, procedures or upcoming items. In 2019, she joined Securities America’s Principal Advisory Council, where she has been both an active participant in discussions and a consistent volunteer in projects.

 David Blaydes, Chairman of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Naperville, IL

Appointed by the Mayor of Naperville, the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners (BOFPC) is responsible for selecting and appointing qualified candidates for the positions of Police Officer and Firefighter/Paramedic. The board is also responsible for the promotional process for the Fire Lieutenants and Captains and Police Sergeants, including the testing and selection processes. The BOFPC conducts disciplinary hearings or appeals of disciplinary action in the Fire and Police Departments.

David Blaydes, Naperville Board of Fire and Police Commissioners

Scott Brown, Wheaton IL City Councilman 

Congratulations to Scott Brown, who was elected to 4 year term on the Wheaton IL City Council in May 2021. The non-partisan City Council exercises policy-making and legislative powers of the City, including adopting ordinances and resolutions, approving the City’s annual budget and enacting tax levies.

Scott Brown, Wheaton City Council

Ron Cutsinger, Sarasota FL County Commissioner

Congratulations to Ron Cutsinger who was elected to the Sarasota County Commission in November 2020.

Ron Cutsinger, Sarasota County Commissioner

 David Blaydes, 2013 Financial Planner Pro Bono Planner of The Year

Congratulations to David Blaydes, who was named the 2013 Financial Planner Pro Bono Planner of the Year, landing him on the cover of Financial Planning Magazine.