Broker Check

Our Team

Financial Advisers - Louisville Office

Andrew Hanlein

President, Registered Supervisory Principal, Registered Representative, Investment Adviser, Managing Partner

(502) 736-1337

Andy joined AIS in 1993.  For 27 years, he worked in electronics and life sciences manufacturing; then later in sales and marketing management for medical start-ups.  His professional licenses include FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, and life, health, and variable annuity.  He has a BS from Fordham University and a MBA in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh.  Andy served many years on the benevolence committee of his church and performed services for local charities serving the homeless.  He is past President of the National Christian Foundation, Kentucky Chapter.

Brad Stillwagon

Registered Representative, Investment Adviser

(502) 736-1347

Brad joined AIS in 2012 and partners with Rusty Wells. His experience includes twenty years as a wholesaler and Regional Vice President for a major mutual fund company.  His professional licenses include FINRA Series 7, 26, 63, and life, health, and variable annuity.  He has a BS in Business Administration from Ohio State University.

Craig Wilson

Vice President Human Resources, Municipal Securities Principal, Registered Representative, Investment Adviser, Managing Partner

(502) 736-1343

Craig joined AIS in 1987.  He previously worked as a broker for a national investment firm.  His professional licenses include FINRA Series 7, 53, 63, and life, health, and variable annuity.  Craig has a BS in Finance from the University of Kentucky.  As a side business, he was involved for many years in thoroughbred ownership.

John Frymire

Registered Supervisory Principal, Registered Representative, Investment Adviser

(502) 736-1346

John joined AIS in 2009.  Prior to that he worked 11 years as a broker and financial adviser at a national brokerage firm.  Prior to entering the securities industry, John worked in banking and bank consulting where he gained extensive experience in audit, compliance, and regulatory assistance.  John's professional designations include CFP (Certified Financial Planner), ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant), and CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter).  His professional licenses include FINRA Series 7, 24, 31, 63, 65, and life, health, and variable annuity.  John has a BA from Centre College.

Michael Hanlein

Registered Supervisory Principal, Registered Representative, Investment Adviser

(502) 736-1341

Michael joined AIS in 2017 and partners with Andrew Hanlein.  As a college senior in 2016, he helped manage, along with a group of his peers, a portion of Xavier University’s endowment fund.  His professional licenses include FINRA Series 7, 24, 27, 66, and life, health, and variable annuity.  Michael graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Finance from Xavier University.  He is active in his church and participates in steroid-free power lifting; holding several records in his weight class.

Bob Meek

Registered Representative, Investment Adviser, Compliance Manager

(502) 736-1351

Bob joined the AIS team full-time in 2018 but his association with the firm spans more than 25 years.  His experiences include teaching at both the high school and college levels, working as a computer programmer, serving as a Division IT Manager for a Fortune 50 company, and running his own technology consulting business.  His professional certifications include FINRA Series 7, 66, life, health, and variable annuity.  He has a BA in Mathematics from the University of Louisville, a MAEd in Mathematics & Computer Science from Eastern Kentucky University, and a MBA from Vanderbilt University.  Bob is an Eagle Scout and former Scoutmaster.  He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army Louisville Area Command.

Rusty Wells

Chief Financial Officer, Registered Supervisory Principal, Registered Financial Principal, Registered Representative, Investment Adviser, Managing Partner

(502) 736-1340

Rusty joined AIS in 1983.  In addition to over 35 years in the securities industry, he has experience in real estate investment & management, corporate board service, and has held public office.  He remains active in real estate and board service.  Rusty's professional licenses include FINRA Series 7, 24, 27, 63, and life, health, and variable annuity.  He has a BS in Economics from DePauw University.

Financial Advisers - Harlan Office

Rick Fox

Vice President Sales, Chief Compliance Officer, Registered Supervisory Principal, Registered Representative, Investment Adviser, Managing Partner

(606) 573-1374

Rick joined AIS in 1984.  His professional licenses include FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, and life, health, and variable annuity.  He has a BS from Morehead State University.  Rick served two terms as a State Representative in the Kentucky House of Representatives.  For many years he served on the Board of the Cawood Ledford Boys & Girls Club.  He remains very involved in the Harlan community and Tri-State area, currently serving on a Community Advisory Board for MBC Bank.  

Wayne Collett

Registered Supervisory Principal, Registered Representative, Investment Adviser

(606) 573-1374

Wayne joined AIS in 1986. His securities industry experience was preceded by 13 years in coal mining performing supervision, compliance management, and safety training.  His professional licenses include FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, and life, health, and variable annuity.  Wayne has a BS from Lincoln Memorial University.

Drew Adams

Registered Supervisory Principal, Registered Representative, Investment Adviser

(606) 573-1374

Drew joined AIS in 2010 and partners with Rick Fox.  He formerly served in a sales and marketing capacity with an international life sciences firm.  His professional licenses include FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, 63, and life, health, and variable annuity.  Drew has a BS in Agricultural Economics and Business from the University of Kentucky.  Though not currently serving with any local community organizations, he has previously served on the Board of the Harlan Chamber of Commerce and the Board of the Cawood Ledford Boys & Girls Club. 

Staff - Louisville Office

Charla Raap

Administrative Assistant & Retirement Plan Specialist

Charla joined AIS in 1989.  In addition to providing administrative support to Rusty Wells and Brad Stillwagon, she works extensively with plan sponsors regarding retirement plan administration, Form 5500 filings, and ERISA / DOL compliance.

Beverly Hall

Administrative Assistant

Bev joined AIS in 2015 and provides administrative support for Andrew Hanlein and Michael Hanlein.  She has more than 17 years of experience in financial services.  Bev maintains the firm's investment advisory platform, including client billing, while coordinating the administrative management of client brokerage and advisory accounts.

Sheila Heckel

Administrative Assistant & Retirement Plan Specialist

Sheila joined AIS in 2005.  In addition to providing administrative support to John Frymire, she works extensively with plan sponsors regarding retirement plan administration, Form 5500 filings, and compliance with ERISA and DOL rules & regulations.

Irina Gnativ

Administrative Assistant

Irina joined AIS in 2008.  She provides administrative support to Craig Wilson and has broad experience in account service and client relationship management.  She has a BA in Business Administration from Bellarmine University.

Shawna Whitworth

Bookkeeper & Retirement Plan Specialist

Shawna joined AIS in 2017.  Her previous experience included work in sales & customer service with a major manufacturer of office equipment.  At AIS, her duties include bookkeeping, accounts payable, and retirement plan administration.

Larry Edwards, CPA

Accounting & Tax Consultant

Larry joined AIS in 1996.  In addition to being a licensed CPA with a thorough knowledge of IRS rules and tax matters, he has extensive experience in the interpretation and application of FINRA, SEC, and DOL rules & regulations.  He has a BS in accounting from Western Kentucky University.  Larry retired from being a full-time employee in December 2017 but remains a consultant to the company for matters related to accounting, taxation, and compliance.

Staff - Harlan Office

Carissa Caudill

Administrative Assistant

Carissa joined AIS in 2001.  In addition to providing administrative support to all the Registered Representatives and Investment Advisers in the company's Harlan office, she has broad experience in account service and client relationship management.  Prior to joining AIS, she worked for a major regional company in retail sales.

Heather Cress

Administrative Assistant & Retirement Plan Specialist

Heather joined AIS in 2015.  In addition to providing general administrative support for the company's Harlan office Reps, she handles retirement plan administration for the company's employer clients whose 401(k) or other retirement plans are serviced from the Harlan office.

Associated Representatives

Associated Representatives are professionals such as CPAs or Insurance Agents who work primarily in those professions but who are also licensed to sell certain investment products and/or offer financial advice.  The individuals listed below have associated themselves with Alexander Investment Services for the investing part of their businesses.  They work from their own offices but have the same access to resources and administrative support as our in-house brokers and advisers.

Ancil Collett

CPA, Investment Adviser, Mutual Funds/Variable Contracts Limited Representative

606-521-0814

Ancil is an independent Certified Public Accountant who also sells mutual funds and annuities as an extended service for his tax clients.  He has been associated with Alexander Investment Services since 2006.  His professional licenses include FINRA Series 6, 63, and 65.  Ancil has a BA in Accounting from Cumberland College. His office is in Corbin, Kentucky.

Tom Clark

CPA, Investment Adviser, Mutual Funds/Variable Contracts Limited Representative

502-425-6002

Tom is a Certified Public Accountant who operated his own practice for many years but has recently associated himself with the Bechtler, Parker & Watts CPA firm in Louisville.  He has a BA in Accounting from Bellarmine University.  Tom has been associated with Alexander Investment Services since 1998.

William Brooks

General Securities Registered Representative, Investment Adviser

502-937-5953

Bill is an independent insurance agent who also runs a travel agency in addition to financial advising.  He has been associated with Alexander Investment Services since 1982.  Bill has a BS in Mathematics from Carson Newman University.  He works from his home office in Louisville.