Who We Are

Dear Valued Customer:

I would like to thank you for taking the time to learn about Central States Capital Markets,LLC and our professional staff.  We pride ourselves on our ability to listen and develop investment plans based on your specific needs. You will learn that our strategy is tailored to meet and achieve your individual financial objectives.

Central States is comprised of 18 fully registered and highly experienced Investment  Representatives, and offers broker-dealer, asset management, and public finance services.

With over 500 combined years of experience on our team, Central States is one of the Midwest’s leading investment firms. Your Representative has access to a number of specialists with expertise in fixed-income securities, municipal underwriting, and asset management.

We value your business and continue our pledge to provide you with the best products and services to help you achieve your investment goals.

Sincerely,

 

Daniel Stepp
Managing Director – CEO
Central States Capital Markets, LLC

Joe Bartels

Senior Vice President
Institutional Fixed Income Sales

Joe brings 54 years of working experience in the Financial Markets. He spent 3 years as the Money Market Trading Desk Manager, 12 years as the Lead Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, 4 years as Chairman of Assets/Liability Manager, and 35 years in Institutional Fixed Income Sales.

Joe is a member of the Board of Directors as well as Treasurer at Lake Quivira Country Club and is involved with Cross Lines Community Outreach.

He enjoys sailing, running, and outdoor activities.

Jim Brownfield

Senior Vice President
Municipal Trading and Underwriting
Jim brings 30 years of experience to Central States Capital Markets. From 1987 to 1994, he was Assistant Vice President of Municipal Trading at UMB. From 1994 to 2006, he was Vice President of Municipal Trading at Commerce Bank.

He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. Jim is the past president and current member of the Kansas City Municipal Bond Club.

He is a trained leader in the Boy Scouts of America. He has been married for 29 years and has two children.

Kyle Buzzard

Municipal Underwriter
Kyle joined the Wichita branch office in October 2018. He has 5 years of experience in the financial industry and holds Series 7 and 50 Security Designations. Kyle will focus on Underwriting Municipal securities for Central States Capital Markets with primary responsibility for the Kansas market.

Kyle is a graduate of Missouri Southern University earning a bachelor's degree in Economics. Kyle and his wife reside in Wichita. He enjoys hunting, fishing and golf in his free time.

Bob Dorweiler

Municipal Trading and Underwriting
Bob started his career in 1979 in Des Moines specializing in municipal bonds and is still trading, underwriting and selling municipals. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a Business degree in Finance and then got his M.B.A. from Drake University.

Bob and his wife, Jody, have three children and two grandchildren. He is an avid golfer in his free time.

Terry Everson

Lead Underwriter and
Financial Operating Officer
Terry has spent 30 years in the Securities Industry. He is Lead Underwriter and Financial Operating Officer for Central States Capital Markets.

Terry has a Bachelor of Administration degree with an emphasis in Accounting from Wichita State University. He also has 20 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Terry is designated as General Principal and a Financial and Operations Principal.

Stephen Freidell

Senior Vice President
Partner
Graduating from Emporia State University, Steve brings 42 years of experience to Central States CapitalMarkets.

He is a contributor to Land Line Magazine and a regular economic commentator on the Land Line Now radio show.

Steve is a prior Board Member and Treasurer at the Human Society of Greater Kansas City. He is married with three adult children and four grandchildren.

His hobbies include water sports and restoring 22 acres to an all-natural prairie reserve.

Steve holds a Series 7, 52, and 66 licenses.

Michael Horton

Partner
Branch Manager
Mike Horton has been in the industry since 1982. In 2011, he became Partner-Branch Manager for Central States Capital Markets. From 2008-2011, he was Senior Vice President at DeWaay Financial Network. From 2001-2006, Mike was Senior Vice President-Branch Manager at M&I Brokerage Services. From 2001-2006, Mike was Senior Vice President of Gold Capital Management. From 1991-2001, he served as Senior Vice President for Davidson Securities, Inc. From 1985-1991, he was Vice President of J.O. Davidson & Associates, and from 1982-1985, he was an Investment Representative for J.O. Davidson & Associates.

Mike is a current board member and past president of the Air Capital Cosmopolitan Club, a member of Cosmopolitan International, a not-for-profit organization that raises money for diabetes. Mike served two terms as President of the Wichita Collegiate School Booster Club, raising money for all extra-curricular activities of the school.

Mike and his wife, Terri, have two children. He attended Wichita State University and holds Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 licenses. He enjoys playing golf.

Peter McHugh

Senior Vice President
Peter has more than 20 years of investment experience working in fixed income trading and sales, as well as, equity investment management. He started his career on Wall St working for Kidder Peabody as a fixed income trader before moving to American Century Investments where he was responsible for several of their largest intermediary clients which included insurance companies, banks, broker dealers, and Registered Investment Advisors. In this role, Peter helped grow the assets under management form $50 billion to over $150 billion. He also has experience raising private equity capital for local commercial real estate investment opportunities. He joined Central States Capital Management in May 2019, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Purdue University and his Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation in 2014. Peter also holds the series 7 & 63 securities licenses.

Jim McLaughlin

Partner
Sales
Jim began his investment career in 1975 at Commerce Bank of Kansas City in their Bond/Investment Division. He moved to MCM/Gold Capital Management in 1996 with many of his current team as a Partner at Central States Capital Markets in 2011.

He advises individual and institutional clients in the Midwest on portfolio management and technical market analysis.

Jim earned his BSBA from Rockhurst University, majoring in Marketing and minoring in Economics. He is a panelist/presenter at several ABA and state banking association seminars. He has been active in several church, school, and civic organizations over the years.

Jim and his wife, Joanie, are parents of five children and have seven grandchildren.

Sally Nelson

Sally Nelson joined the Central States Capital Markets team in May 2018. She brings 10 years of banking experience with her, 9 of which were with Fideltiy Bank in Wichita. Sally manages the cashiering and back office operations in the Wichita branch office and holds a series 99 security designation.

Sally and her husband, Jimmie, have been married 8 years and have one son. They enjoy fishing, camping, and spending time outdoors as a family.

Jim Noland

Municipal Underwriter
Jim has been in the Securities Industry for the past 13 years serving as investment banker, underwriter, and financial advisor to public and private sector clients - securing capital for Municipalities, Port Authorities and other economic development agencies, Healthcare, Education & Not-For-Profit Groups through the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable bonds, as well as, debt restructuring for industrial manufacturers, and commercial real estate developers. He joined the firm’s Kansas City office in November of 2018 as a Municipal Underwriter and currently holds Series 7, Series 50, Series 63, and Series 79 security licenses.

Prior to entering the industry, Jim spent several years in various roles with publicly and privately held, Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. He is a graduate of William Jewell College and earned his MBA abroad in 2000. His graduate work on Superannuation Fund performance was published in the Journal of the Securities Institute of Australia (JASSA) in December 2000 and received a National Merit Award in March 2001.

Jim is an active member of his church. He enjoys golf, baseball, hockey, barbecuing, and above all spending time with his family.

Connor Stepp

Investment Officer
Connor began his career in the summer of 2018 by completing an internship with Central States Capital Markets. After earning an Accounting degree from the University of Kansas, he joined the investment group at Central States Capital Markets in the spring of 2019.

Connor has taken and successfully completed the SIE, Series 7, and Series 66 examinations.

Dan Stepp

Principal
Dan brings over 40 years of investment expertise to Central States Capital Markets. He is a past president of the Kansas City Municipal Bond Club and has been actively involved in committee work with the Kansas Bankers Association. He also served on the District 4 Committee for FINRA.

Dan began his investment career with Commerce Bank of Kansas City as a Trader/Underwriter in 1971. He moved to A.F. Stepp Investments Inc. in 1973 where he was involved in trading, underwriting and sales. In 1987, Dan was appointed Senior Vice President and Manager of the Investment Department of Security Bank of Kansas. He also managed the Bank's proprietary investment account. In 1996 Dan was co-founder of Midwest Capital Management which was later purchased by Gold Bank in 1998. Gold Bank merged with M&I Bank in 2006 and was subsequently purchased by DeWaay Financial Network in 2007. In January of 2011, he and the core group of Midwest Capital Management bought DeWaay to form Central States Capital Markets.

Dan earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business from the University of Kansas and is a graduate of the Public Institute of the University of Michigan. Dan is the proud father of four and has six grandchildren.

Sandra K. Stump

Vice President
Sandra has been in the industry for 34 years. She began her career in 1983 with R.G. Dickinson & Company, a regional brokerage firm. In 1993, the Wichita branch became Riedl & Co., and later Riedl First Securities. She moved to J.O. Davidson in 2001, now the Wichita branch of Central States Capital Markets, LLC. Sandy is a General Securities Representative and a General Securities Principal.

During her career, Sandy has specialized in the trading, marketing, and pricing of municipal and corporate securities. She has extensive experience in the marketing of equities and mutual funds. Sandy takes pride in helping clients achieve their goals. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Wichita State University, double majoring in Administration of Justice (pre-law) and Sociology.

Sandy was selected as one of the up and coming young business professionals in the Wichita Business Journal's "40 under 40." She is an active volunteer in her church, the United Way of the Plains, her sorority (Gamma Phi Beta, who awarded her the IIKE Award and the Donna Jabara Baker award for her outstanding contributions. Sandy is a member of the Shocker Athletic Scholarship Organization and the Wichita State University Alumni Association. She is an avid Wichita State University Shocker fan!

Sandy and her husband, Mark, have been married over 30 years and have two sons. She enjoys traveling, hiking, Shockers, Chiefs, Cowboys, and Royals.

Dennis Wagner

Senior Vice President
Fixed Income Trading
Dennis has spent 40 years in the financial field with experience in Corporate Cash Management, Portfolio Management, and Fixed Income Trading (Agencies, Mortgages/CMO's, Treasuries, and Municipals).

He graduated from the University of North Dakota with a degree in Business Administration and holds Series 7 and 63 Professional Licenses.

In his spare time, Dennis is a scout leader and volunteers for the Boy Scouts of America as well as the Shawnee Mission Schools.

Dennis is married and has three children.

Jared Willhoft

Investment Officer
Jared graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance in 2018. He started his career in the finance industry at Cerner in Kansas City before joining Central States Capital Markets in 2019.

Jared holds both a Series 7 and Series 66 securities license.

Wade Whitham

Portfolio Manager
Senior Vice President
Wade has been a Portfolio Manager since 1987. He received his Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and his Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Kansas State University.

Ben Young

Senior Vice President
Investment Representative
Des Moines, IA
Ben Young began his career in 1999 by completing an internship with Midwest Capital Management while in college. He now has 19 years of experience in the Fixed Income Securities industry, focusing on both retail and institutional clients. Ben specializes in Taxable and Tax-Exempt Municipal Bonds, US Government and Agency, and Corporate and Mortgage-Backed Securities. He also specializes in equity and specialty products for individual wealth management.

Ben is active in several Midwest Community Banking Organizations and is an active top fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Finance and Business Communication from Arizona State University. Ben holds his Series 7, Series 63, and Series 65 securities licenses.

Robert Young

Partner
Chairman
Robert (Bob) Young began his career with A.F. Stepp Investments, Inc., Kansas City, MO, in 1971, specializing in Bank Portfolio Management and Municipal Bond Sales. In 1980, he joined Bankers Trust Company, Des Moines, IA, as Vice President and Director of Investments.

In 1984, he chartered Ruan Securities Corporation where he served as Chairman of the Board and President. In 1994, he was offered an ownership opportunity with the largest crop insurer in the world, Rain and Hail Insurance Service, Inc. He served as President until he retired in May 2006.

In September 2006, Young came out of retirement to help establish another private broker-dealer serving as Chairman of the Institutional Fixed Income Division until May 2010. He joined Northland Securities in January 2011 as Managing Director and Head of the Central Division and established branch offices in Des Moines and Denver. He joined Central States Capital Markets in November 2017 as a Partner and serves as Chairman of the Board.

Bob attended Northeast Missouri State University, served as a tutor for the University of Wisconsin School of Banking, and received his Certified Financial Planner designation from the College for Financial Planning in 1979. He currently serves on the International Board of Directors of the Vintage Thunderbird Club International, is President of the Hawkeye Mercedes Benz Club, former President of the Hawkeye Classic Thunderbird Club, Board Member of Coaches vs. Cancer, The Classic Thunderbird Club International, Mercy Hospital Foundation, and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Foundation. He served on the Adel-DeSoto-Minburn Consolidated School District's Financial Oversight Board. Bob is a member of the Iowa Investment Bankers Association and former member of the Kansas City Municipal Bond Club.

Bob and his wife, Diane, have four children. Bob has earned Series 7, Series 24, Series 53 , and Series 63 securities designations.

Joe Bartels

Senior Vice President
Institutional Fixed Income Sales

Joe brings 54 years of working experience in the Financial Markets. He spent 3 years as the Money Market Trading Desk Manager, 12 years as the Lead Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, 4 years as Chairman of Assets/Liability Manager, and 35 years in Institutional Fixed Income Sales.

Joe is a member of the Board of Directors as well as Treasurer at Lake Quivira Country Club and is involved with Cross Lines Community Outreach.

He enjoys sailing, running, and outdoor activities.

Jim Brownfield

Senior Vice President
Municipal Trading and Underwriting
Jim brings 30 years of experience to Central States Capital Markets. From 1987 to 1994, he was Assistant Vice President of Municipal Trading at UMB. From 1994 to 2006, he was Vice President of Municipal Trading at Commerce Bank.

He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. Jim is the past president and current member of the Kansas City Municipal Bond Club.

He is a trained leader in the Boy Scouts of America. He has been married for 29 years and has two children.

Kyle Buzzard

Municipal Underwriter
Kyle joined the Wichita branch office in October 2018. He has 5 years of experience in the financial industry and holds Series 7 and 50 Security Designations. Kyle will focus on Underwriting Municipal securities for Central States Capital Markets with primary responsibility for the Kansas market.

Kyle is a graduate of Missouri Southern University earning a bachelor's degree in Economics. Kyle and his wife reside in Wichita. He enjoys hunting, fishing and golf in his free time.

Bob Dorweiler

Municipal Trading and Underwriting
Bob started his career in 1979 in Des Moines specializing in municipal bonds and is still trading, underwriting and selling municipals. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a Business degree in Finance and then got his M.B.A. from Drake University.

Bob and his wife, Jody, have three children and two grandchildren. He is an avid golfer in his free time.

Terry Everson

Lead Underwriter and
Financial Operating Officer
Terry has spent 30 years in the Securities Industry. He is Lead Underwriter and Financial Operating Officer for Central States Capital Markets.

Terry has a Bachelor of Administration degree with an emphasis in Accounting from Wichita State University. He also has 20 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Terry is designated as General Principal and a Financial and Operations Principal.

Stephen Friedell

Senior Vice President
Partner
Graduating from Emporia State University, Steve brings 42 years of experience to Central States CapitalMarkets.

He is a contributor to Land Line Magazine and a regular economic commentator on the Land Line Now radio show.

Steve is a prior Board Member and Treasurer at the Human Society of Greater Kansas City. He is married with three adult children and four grandchildren.

His hobbies include water sorts and restoring 22 acres to an all-natural prairie reserve.

Steve holds a Series 7, 52, and 66 licenses.

Michael Horton

Partner
Branch Manager
Mike Horton has been in the industry since 1982. In 2011, he became Partner-Branch Manager for Central States Capital Markets. From 2008-2011, he was Senior Vice President at DeWaay Financial Network. From 2001-2006, Mike was Senior Vice President-Branch Manager at M&I Brokerage Services. From 2001-2006, Mike was Senior Vice President of Gold Capital Management. From 1991-2001, he served as Senior Vice President for Davidson Securities, Inc. From 1985-1991, he was Vice President of J.O. Davidson & Associates, and from 1982-1985, he was an Investment Representative for J.O. Davidson & Associates.

Mike is a current board member and past president of the Air Capital Cosmopolitan Club, a member of Cosmopolitan International, a not-for-profit organization that raises money for diabetes. Mike served two terms as President of the Wichita Collegiate School Booster Club, raising money for all extra-curricular activities of the school.

Mike and his wife, Terri, have two children. He attended Wichita State University and holds Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 licenses. He enjoys playing golf.

Peter McHugh

Senior Vice President
Peter has more than 20 years of investment experience working in fixed income trading and sales, as well as, equity investment management. He started his career on Wall St working for Kidder Peabody as a fixed income trader before moving to American Century Investments where he was responsible for several of their largest intermediary clients which included insurance companies, banks, broker dealers, and Registered Investment Advisors. In this role, Peter helped grow the assets under management form $50 billion to over $150 billion. He also has experience raising private equity capital for local commercial real estate investment opportunities. He joined Central States Capital Management in May 2019, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Purdue University and his Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation in 2014. Peter also holds the series 7 & 63 securities licenses.

pmchugh@centralstatescapital.com
913-766-5854

Jim McLaughlin

Partner
Sales
Jim began his investment career in 1975 at Commerce Bank of Kansas City in their Bond/Investment Division. He moved to MCM/Gold Capital Management in 1996 with many of his current team as a Partner at Central States Capital Markets in 2011.

He advises individual and institutional clients in the Midwest on portfolio management and technical market analysis.

Jim earned his BSBA from Rockhurst University, majoring in Marketing and minoring in Economics. He is a panelist/presenter at several ABA and state banking association seminars. He has been active in several church, school, and civic organizations over the years.

Jim and his wife, Joanie, are parents of five children and have seven grandchildren.

Sally Nelson

Sally Nelson joined the Central States Capital Markets team in May 2018. She brings 10 years of banking experience with her, 9 of which were with Fideltiy Bank in Wichita. Sally manages the cashiering and back office operations in the Wichita branch office and holds a series 99 security designation.

Sally and her husband, Jimmie, have been married 8 years and have one son. They enjoy fishing, camping, and spending time outdoors as a family.

Jim Noland

Municipal Underwriter
Jim has been in the Securities Industry for the past 13 years serving as investment banker, underwriter, and financial advisor to public and private sector clients - securing capital for Municipalities, Port Authorities and other economic development agencies, Healthcare, Education & Not-For-Profit Groups through the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable bonds, as well as, debt restructuring for industrial manufacturers, and commercial real estate developers. He joined the firm’s Kansas City office in November of 2018 as a Municipal Underwriter and currently holds Series 7, Series 50, Series 63, and Series 79 security licenses.

Prior to entering the industry, Jim spent several years in various roles with publicly and privately held, Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. He is a graduate of William Jewell College and earned his MBA abroad in 2000. His graduate work on Superannuation Fund performance was published in the Journal of the Securities Institute of Australia (JASSA) in December 2000 and received a National Merit Award in March 2001.

Jim is an active member of his church. He enjoys golf, baseball, hockey, barbecuing, and above all spending time with his family.

jnoland@centralstatescapital.com
913-766-5853

Connor Stepp

Investment Officer
Connor began his career in the summer of 2018 by completing an internship with Central States Capital Markets. After earning an Accounting degree from the University of Kansas, he joined the investment group at Central States Capital Markets in the spring of 2019.

Connor has taken and successfully completed the SIE, Series 7, and Series 66 examinations.

cstepp@centralstatescapital.com
913-766-5856

Dan Stepp

Principal
Dan brings over 40 years of investment expertise to Central States Capital Markets. He is a past president of the Kansas City Municipal Bond Club and has been actively involved in committee work with the Kansas Bankers Association. He also served on the District 4 Committee for FINRA.

Dan began his investment career with Commerce Bank of Kansas City as a Trader/Underwriter in 1971. He moved to A.F. Stepp Investments Inc. in 1973 where he was involved in trading, underwriting and sales. In 1987, Dan was appointed Senior Vice President and Manager of the Investment Department of Security Bank of Kansas. He also managed the Bank's proprietary investment account. In 1996 Dan was co-founder of Midwest Capital Management which was later purchased by Gold Bank in 1998. Gold Bank merged with M&I Bank in 2006 and was subsequently purchased by DeWaay Financial Network in 2007. In January of 2011, he and the core group of Midwest Capital Management bought DeWaay to form Central States Capital Markets.

Dan earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business from the University of Kansas and is a graduate of the Public Institute of the University of Michigan. Dan is the proud father of four and has six grandchildren.

Sandra K. Stump

Vice President
Sandra has been in the industry for 34 years. She began her career in 1983 with R.G. Dickinson & Company, a regional brokerage firm. In 1993, the Wichita branch became Riedl & Co., and later Riedl First Securities. She moved to J.O. Davidson in 2001, now the Wichita branch of Central States Capital Markets, LLC. Sandy is a General Securities Representative and a General Securities Principal.

During her career, Sandy has specialized in the trading, marketing, and pricing of municipal and corporate securities. She has extensive experience in the marketing of equities and mutual funds. Sandy takes pride in helping clients achieve their goals. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Wichita State University, double majoring in Administration of Justice (pre-law) and Sociology.

Sandy was selected as one of the up and coming young business professionals in the Wichita Business Journal's "40 under 40." She is an active volunteer in her church, the United Way of the Plains, her sorority (Gamma Phi Beta, who awarded her the IIKE Award and the Donna Jabara Baker award for her outstanding contributions. Sandy is a member of the Shocker Athletic Scholarship Organization and the Wichita State University Alumni Association. She is an avid Wichita State University Shocker fan!

Sandy and her husband, Mark, have been married over 30 years and have two sons. She enjoys traveling, hiking, Shockers, Chiefs, Cowboys, and Royals.

Dennis Wagner

Senior Vice President
Fixed Income Trading
Dennis has spent 40 years in the financial field with experience in Corporate Cash Management, Portfolio Management, and Fixed Income Trading (Agencies, Mortgages/CMO's, Treasuries, and Municipals).

He graduated from the University of North Dakota with a degree in Business Administration and holds Series 7 and 63 Professional Licenses.

In his spare time, Dennis is a scout leader and volunteers for the Boy Scouts of America as well as the Shawnee Mission Schools.

Dennis is married and has three children.

Jared Willhoft

Investment Officer
Jared graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance in 2018. He started his career in the finance industry at Cerner in Kansas City before joining Central States Capital Markets in 2019.

Jared holds both a Series 7 and Series 66 securities license.

jwillhoft@centralstatescapital.com
913-766-5597

Wade Witham

Portfolio Manager
Senior Vice President
Wade has been a Portfolio Manager since 1987. He received his Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and his Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Kansas State University.

Ben Young

Senior Vice President
Investment Representatives
Des Moines, IA
Ben Young began his career in 1999 by completing an internship with Midwest Capital Management while in college. He now has 19 years of experience in the Fixed Income Securities industry, focusing on both retail and institutional clients. Ben specializes in Taxable and Tax-Exempt Municipal Bonds, US Government and Agency, and Corporate and Mortgage-Backed Securities. He also specializes in equity and specialty products for individual wealth management.

Ben is active in several Midwest Community Banking Organizations and is an active top fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Finance and Business Communication from Arizona State University. Ben holds his Series 7, Series 63, and Series 65 securities licenses.

Robert Young

Partner
Chairman
Robert (Bob) Young began his career with A.F. Stepp Investments, Inc., Kansas City, MO, in 1971, specializing in Bank Portfolio Management and Municipal Bond Sales. In 1980, he joined Bankers Trust Company, Des Moines, IA, as Vice President and Director of Investments.

In 1984, he chartered Ruan Securities Corporation where he served as Chairman of the Board and President. In 1994, he was offered an ownership opportunity with the largest crop insurer in the world, Rain and Hail Insurance Service, Inc. He served as President until he retired in May 2006.

In September 2006, Young came out of retirement to help establish another private broker-dealer serving as Chairman of the Institutional Fixed Income Division until May 2010. He joined Northland Securities in January 2011 as Managing Director and Head of the Central Division and established branch offices in Des Moines and Denver. He joined Central States Capital Markets in November 2017 as a Partner and serves as Chairman of the Board.

Bob attended Northeast Missouri State University, served as a tutor for the University of Wisconsin School of Banking, and received his Certified Financial Planner designation from the College for Financial Planning in 1979. He currently serves on the International Board of Directors of the Vintage Thunderbird Club International, is President of the Hawkeye Mercedes Benz Club, former President of the Hawkeye Classic Thunderbird Club, Board Member of Coaches vs. Cancer, The Classic Thunderbird Club International, Mercy Hospital Foundation, and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Foundation. He served on the Adel-DeSoto-Minburn Consolidated School District's Financial Oversight Board. Bob is a member of the Iowa Investment Bankers Association and former member of the Kansas City Municipal Bond Club.

Bob and his wife, Diane, have four children. Bob has earned Series 7, Series 24, Series 53 , and Series 63 securities designations.

If you are visiting our Kansas City office, we invite you to take a minute to read the story about our friend and associate, Tom Keaveny, located next to this bear. Tom was a valued member of our team, and this bear is dedicated to his memory.

Kansas City

4200 W. 83rd Street, Ste 101
Prairie Village, KS 66208
800-851-6459

Wichita

245 North Waco Street, Ste 525
Wichita, KS 67201
800-444-9411

Des Moines

2600 Westown Parkway, Ste 220
West Des Moines, IA 50266
515-375-2838