INSURANCE PLANNING

Helping Life’s Moments Live On

We believe insurance is highly relevant to your financial life management plan.

Insurance not only helps offer peace of mind today, but it can also play a significant role in helping life’s most important moments live on.

We help you understand and plan your insurance for:

  • Potential tax advantages.
  • Liquidity when your heirs need it most.
  • Reduced dependence on lenders.

POTENTIAL ADVANTAGES OF INSURANCE

At any stage of life, insurance helps provide you confidence today and security for the future. Our experienced advisors can show you how.

Heather Kelly
Vice President, Risk Management
Dave Cass
Regional Director, Risk Management
Rick Grant
Regional Director, Risk Management
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Heather Kelly, RHU, HIA, MHP, CLU

Vice President, Risk Management

What's your dream for the company?
I want fully integrated, holistic, unbiased planning for our clients.

What are three words people use to describe you?
Tenacious, Deliberate, Vibrant

When you are not working, what do you care about most?
Family

What's your Money Mind:
Commitment

Heather is responsible for the overall operations of United Capital Risk Management. She is also responsible for integrating unbiased risk management strategies into the planning process at United Capital. Her expertise is educating advisors and clients on how properly designed, executed, and managed insurance-based products can augment global planning and financial stability. Her acumen and experience uniquely positions her to improve the lives of United Capital's clients, advisors, and employees she works with.

Heather has been in the insurance industry over twenty years. Her experience, at some of the most venerable financial institutions in America, spans many facets of the industry at both corporate and field levels. Her corporate positions included Regional Sales, National Marketing Specialist, and Director of Business Solutions. Her field positions included Sales Vice President, Estate Planning Consultant, Brokerage Manager, and Associate General Agent. She has received recognition and numerous awards for her accomplishments in these roles.

A continual student of the industry, Heather has earned her Health Insurance Associate (HIA) designation and Managed Health Professional (MHP) designation from the Health Insurance Association of America. Heather has studied at The American College and has earned her Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU). Heather is also matriculated for her Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC) accreditation.

The desire to give back is a driving force for Heather. She has served on industry and philanthropic boards and committees. Athena International recognized her as their first nationwide recipient of The Young Professional Honor, recognizing Heather for professional excellence, community service, and actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.

Heather resides in Florida with David, her husband of eighteen years, and Nathaniel, their six-year-old son. In addition to being a mom and wife, Heather's passions include reading, fishing, and cycling.

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Dave Cass

Regional Director, Risk Management

Dave has provided investment, insurance, and financial-planning expertise to financial advisors and retail clients during his career. He began as a financial advisor for Edward Jones and had the distinction of being named a Limited Partner. Also at Jones, Dave was Director of the Political Action Task Force for the state of Ohio, in which he formulated the strategy and led the efforts to lobby the elected state and federal representatives concerning crucial industry issues. Dave was also an advisor and Branch Manager for a Merrill Lynch office. In that capacity, he provided his institutional and retail clients financial-planning expertise including investment management, retirement, and legacy planning. He has worked for major insurance carriers including John Hancock, Travelers, Lincoln, and Sun Life as a Division Sales Manager. He was integral in planning a strategy and implementing it to help financial advisors and their clients access the products, tools, and expertise these carriers have at their disposal. In this role, Dave was also a leader in measured performance. Throughout his career in the financial services industry, Dave's number one goal, no matter the capacity, has been to always do what is right for the client.

Previous experience:

  • Financial Advisor and Limited Partner with Edward Jones
  • Financial Advisor and Branch Manager with Merrill Lynch
  • Regional Sales Manager with four Fortune 500 Companies in the Financial Services sector providing point of sales service in both annuities and life insurance to financial advisors and their clients
  • Director of Business Development for Arthur Andersen in the central Ohio area for both Business Consulting and Tax & Audit divisions
  • Vice President at General American Life Insurance in the Private Placement division

Education and designations:

  • BS, The Ohio State University

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Rick Grant

Regional Director, Risk Management


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