Our Financial Advisors
Stephanie is an associate at AFG and founder of Sofia Financial, a new business that empowers women to make wise financial decisions, address their areas of money stress, and free up their time and mental energy to spend on the things that are truly important. Stephanie and Sofia Financial are dedicated to sharing vital Money Survival Skills with as many people as possible.
Stephanie has worked as a financial advisor for the past 15 years, beginning her financial advisory career with American Financial Group, Ltd (AFG) in 1998. She believes that everyone, regardless of income level, deserves quality, objective advice and excellent service. Everyone deserves to work with caring professionals who really listen and who are motivated solely by their clients’ success.
Before moving into financial services, Stephanie had a wide variety of experiences, including helping U.S. telecommunications exporters, teaching people more than twice her age how to confidently handle a sailboat, and organizing stimulating field trips for high school students.
Stephanie is a member of the Financial Planning Association, the Society of Financial Services Professionals, and Directions Alliance, a community of financial planners devoted to changing the personal finance conversation for women. She regularly attends professional training events in the areas of retirement income planning, life planning, and investment management. She holds registrations for securities sales, as well as life and health insurance.
Stephanie is married and has two children. She earned an M.A. in International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a B.A. from Duke University.
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Regina Ryan, ChFC
Regina began her financial services career with AFG in 1998. She is a registered principal and is the Branch Manager, managing 11 registered representatives and advisory reps. Regina is also the Chief Compliance Officer for the two Registered Investment Advisory firms, American Financial Management Group, Ltd. and IFG/Russell Advisors, Inc., where she manages 19 Investment Advisory Representatives.
Regina is married and has teenagers. She earned a B.S. in Finance from Drexel University and has a ChFC from the American College.
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Mr. Bruce D. Hermann, II has provided 21 years of financial service to the residents of Delaware. Bruce is a native of Indiana, attended college in Ohio and founded Hermann Financial Services, Inc. in 1992. As an Eagle Scout, Bruce learned the importance of service, and this is the recognizable difference in dealing with his firm.
As President, Bruce leads the team at Hermann Financial, specializing in IRA Rollovers and Retirement Income Planning. Bruce is an avid follower of Mr. Ed Slott, CPA,- the expert on IRA planning who has helped hundreds of individuals retire with financial confidence. In addition, Hermann Financial is recognized as a leader in the Estate Planning field, working with an in-house attorney serving high net-worth families on Delmarva.
Outside of the office, Bruce and his wife, Karen, are active with their church and 2 sons, Trey and Christian. The family enjoys volunteering locally, traveling on missions trips, outdoor grilling and the game of golf (not necessarily in that order!)
Suzette joined AFG in 2006. She brings over 15 years’ experience to AFG having worked in operations, compliance. Suzette believes in explaining things in simple terms. She understands that not everyone is comfortable talking about their finances and helps people feel at ease.
She is a graduate of Penn State with a BA in Political Science. Her previous employers include The Vanguard Group and BNY/Pershing. Suzette is a Registered Principal with Triad Advisors. and holds Series 4, 7, 24 and 63 securities registrations. Suzette was born in the Philippines and moved to the United States when she was 8. She lives in Berks County with her husband and two children.
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