Meet Our Advisors

We build bright futures from humble beginnings.

Keating & Associates has eight offices across the Midwest and Pacific Northwest — Manhattan, Lawrence, Wichita, Overland ParkChicago, Great BendTumwater and Lincoln. Meet our advisors.

Manhattan

1011 Poyntz Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66502
Tel: (785) 537-0366
Fax: (785) 537-9849
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Pat Keating, CLU®

Chairman of the Board, K&A
Financial Advisor, RJFS
Licensed Insurance Agent, K&A

My client relationships are based on trust and loyalty. My clients know that my goal is to help make their lives better. It goes beyond finances to how those finances will impact their lives and those of the people they love. My focus is on innovative strategies to help closely held business owners and the balance between each client’s personal and professional goals.

Ryan Mann, CFP®

President, K&A
Branch Manager, RJFS
Financial Advisor, RJFS
Licensed Insurance Agent, K&A

I take a “big picture” approach to wealth management. My focus is on helping my clients reach their objectives – personally and professionally.

Ben Fair

Financial Advisor, RJFS
Licensed Insurance Agent, K&A

Laura Frye

Financial Advisor, RJFS
Licensed Insurance Agent, K&A

I believe in builiding personal relationships with my clients. This allows me to focus on what is most important to them. Using comprehensive planning, I outline a client’s main objectives and goals to create a financial plan. Going forward, my client and I work together to continually evaluate the plan and positions and make any necessary adjustments.

Tom Grogan

Financial Advisor, RJFS
Licensed Insurance Agent, K&A

Rick Nash

Vice President, Group Operations

Paul Nickel, CLU®

Financial Advisor, RJFS
Licensed Insurance Agent, K&A

Mark Queen, ChFC®, CLU®

Financial Advisor, RJFS
Licensed Insurance Agent, K&A

Just because you own and operate your own company doesn’t mean you have to do it by yourself. This belief fuels Mark’s passion for working with entrepreneurs and their key team members. Mark knows the many struggles and challenges business owner’s face on a daily basis because he faces those same challenges. When he started his first business it took only about three months for him to figure out he was better as part of a team. Now he helps to build those teams and connect people to resources.

Ancel Sapp

Financial Advisor, RJFS
Licensed Insurance Agent, K&A

I help clients maximize their resources up to and through retirement. It’s a comprehensive process that helps to take some of the uncertainty out of retirement and the worry out of investment planning.

Tom Vilkanskas, ChFC®, CLU®

Financial Advisor, RJFS
Licensed Insurance Agent, K&A

Mark Weddle, CLU®

Senior Vice President, K&A
Financial Advisor, RJFS
Licensed Insurance Agent, K&A

Tim Weddle

Financial Advisor, RJFS
Licensed Insurance Agent, K&A

I use a systematic approach. First, to help my clients define in detail their overarching purpose and objectives; then to design a comprehensive yet dynamic financial plan that we implement together. We continue to review and adjust the financial plan as life’s circumstances change.

Larry Weigel, CLTC

The Medicare Coach ™Not Affiliated with Raymond James.

I help seniors understand how Medicare works, what should be included in every plan design and walk them through a process before discussing which Medicare prescription and supplemental products will best meet their needs. My entire focus is on process, not product.

Bettie Zimmerman

Financial Advisor, RJFS
Licensed Insurance Agent, K&A

Lawrence

1008 New Hampshire
Suite 300
Lawrence, KS 66044
Tel: (785) 841-0154
Fax: (785) 841-8756
lawrence@keatinginc.com

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Tony Hayden

Financial Advisor, RJFS
Licensed Insurance Agent, K&A

Greg Hill

Financial Advisor, RJFS
Licensed Insurance Agent, K&A

Josh Hill

Financial Advisor, RJFS
Licensed Insurance Agent, K&A

When was the last time you reviewed your concerns, your goals, and updated your financial plan?  Most of us are so busy working on today’s issues that we do not make time to properly plan for tomorrow. That is why Josh uses a comprehensive process – a simple but effective way to address your concerns, identify opportunities, and create an action plan customized for you.

James Norton

Financial Advisor, RJFS
Licensed Insurance Agent, K&A

Wichita

3500 N Rock Rd., Bldg. 200
Wichita, KS 67226
Tel: (316) 315-0617
Fax: (316) 630-0870
wichita@keatinginc.com

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Brandon Converse, CRPS®

Financial Advisor, RJFS
Licensed Insurance Agent, K&A

My approach to serving you as a client is to clearly understand your personal and professional goals and wishes. That enables me to craft a logical path to help accomplish those goals while carefully supporting the process – and the relationship – for achieving them. I believe in always being candid with clients, following through on what I say I will do, and simplifying the approach to wealth accumulation and retirement planning.

Mike Converse, ChFC®, CLU®, CRPS®, AIF®

Financial Advisor, RJFS
Licensed Insurance Agent, K&A

I believe in cultivating quality relationships with my clients to help them meet and exceed their personal and professional goals. Business and personal planning are complimentary; therefore I work with owners / executives individually to develop their long-term financial plans. Communicating frequently with my clients’ accountants and attorneys ensure plans are completed efficiently.

Dan Topping, ChFC®, CLU®

Financial Advisor, RJFS
Licensed Insurance Agent, K&A

Overland Park

10985 Cody St,
Suite 220
Overland Park, KS 66210
Tel: (913) 663-2385
Fax: (913) 906-9844
overlandpark@keatinginc.com

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John Freeman

Financial Advisor, RJFS
Licensed Insurance Agent, K&A

I guide families, individuals and small businesses to create strategies that fit their personal, financial and business objectives. I manage risks using comprehensive wealth strategies in a navigator team approach for financial and estate planning.

Brian Nickel, CFP®

Financial Advisor, RJFS
Licensed Insurance Agent, K&A

Chicago

2500 W. Bradley Place
Suite 207
Chicago, IL 60618
Tel: (773) 975-4020
Fax: (785) 537-9849
chicago@keatinginc.com

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Beth Kraszewski, CFP®, CLU®

Executive Vice President Keating & Associates
Financial Advisor, RJFS 
Licensed Insurance Agent, K&A

I take a holistic approach to financial planning — to discover how finances impact clients’ lives and their families. My goal with each client is to make sure that the plan we develop fits his or her specific needs and lifestyle.

Tumwater

Parkside Building
300 Deschutes Way SW,
Suite 106
Tumwater, WA 98501
Tel: (360) 943-2500
Fax: (360) 491-9533

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Jordan Dowers

Financial Advisor, RJFS
Licensed Insurance Agent, K&A

Lincoln

151 N. 8th Street #523
Lincoln, NE 68508
Tel: (402) 261-2905
Fax: (785) 537-9849

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Eric Sullivan

Financial Advisor, RJFS
Licensed Insurance Agent, K&A