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Ron Farley, CFP®, CDFA®, CRC®
Ron has been a Financial Advisor with Baird since 1987. Ron earned his BSB from the University of Minnesota in 1984. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™, and Certified Retirement Counselor®. He has been a member of Baird's Chairman's Club (top 5 percent of all financial advisors) since 2005. Ron was named as a FORBES Best In State Wealth Advisor in 2017 and 2018.
Ron and his wife, Bobbi, (both from St. Paul originally) have been residents of Eau Claire since 1986 and have three children, Stephen, Brian and Peter. An avid sports enthusiast, he enjoys golf, fishing, hockey and basketball.
Tim Forster, CDFA®, CRC®
Tim joined Baird as a Financial Advisor in 1999. Tim earned his BA in Finance at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ and Certified Retirement Counselor®. Tim has been a member of Baird's President's Club since 2009 and Chairman’s Club since 2017. He is the co-author of the published paper “The Earnings Predictability of Foreign Firms listed on U.S. Stock Market.” Tim has been recognized as the #9 ranked Financial Advisor in the On Wall Street Top 25 Regional Advisors Under 40, and was named a FORBES Best In State Wealth Advisor in 2017 and 2018.
Tim has lived in Eau Claire since 1995 and married his high school sweetheart Sheila in 2000. He and Sheila have three boys, Preston, Breken and Easton. Tim enjoys many activities in his leisure time including indoor and outdoor sports, hunting, fishing, movies and especially spending time with his family and friends.
Anthony Herbenson, AAMS®
Anthony has been advising clients since 2007and joined Baird in 2013. Anthony is a graduate of the College for Financial Planning where he obtained his AAMS® designation and UW-Eau Claire where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration and Finance. Anthony was recently named to Baird's Executive Council, which is presented only to those financial advisors who have demonstrated an extremely high level of commitment to clients through personal service and professional integrity.
Anthony and his wife, Kristi, recently welcomed a daughter named Kinley.
Kegan Fassler, CFP®
Kegan joined the Farley Forster Herbenson Group in 2018. He earned his BA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 3 years, and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses and earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation in 2021. Kegan is a member of the Young Professionals of the Chippewa Valley, Leadership Eau Claire Class of 2020, Toastmasters International, and is a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Course. In his free time, Kegan enjoys going to the gym, as well as cheering on all Wisconsin sports teams.
Senior Client Specialist
Connie has been with Baird since 2004. She has her FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 licenses, that enables her to perform trades for our clients. Connie served on Baird's Registered Assistant Advisory Council (2006-2008) and is the Training & Communication Liaison (2005 to present). She and her husband, Chum, enjoy traveling, reading, motorcycling, golfing, sports, and socializing with friends and family.
Amy joined Baird in 2016 and holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science-Legal Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and served as a Paralegal for several years before joining Baird. She and her husband, JC, live in Eau Claire and enjoy spending time with their friends and family. They recently welcomed their first child, baby boy Jordan. In her free time, Amy enjoys being active outdoors, especially with their dog, Riggins.
Kristi Kennedy, CPA
Senior Client Specialist
Kristi, a native of Eau Claire, joined Baird in 2019. She holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Prior to joining Baird, she had several years of experience in the financial industry. Kristi and her husband, Shaun, have two children. She is an avid runner and enjoys spending time with family. Kristi can often be found in the stands cheering on her children in their various sporting activities.
Shannon joined Baird in 2021 and is in the process of earning her FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia. Before joining Baird, she had worked in the communications and marketing industry for 20 years. Shannon and her husband, Jamie, have three boys, James, Will and Henry, and two dogs. In her free time, she can be found at The Yoga Room studio or at one of the many local baseball fields cheering on her family.