Securities America Names Employee, Manager of the Year
Morford is a general ledger analyst in Securities America's Accounting Department. Morford joined Securities America in 2004 as a compensation research specialist before becoming an accounting specialist in July 2005. Morford was promoted to her current position in June 2008.
"Melissa always strives to do what is right," Morford's nomination letter read. "There have been numerous times when she has gone out of her way for our advisors. She has often been given tight deadlines to meet and has always pulled through. She has received multiple 'thank you's' from advisors for the way she works to track down information for prompt processing of compensation."
Sellmeyer is the manager of Rep Technology Support for Securities America. Sellmeyer joined Securities America in 2005 as a technology support specialist. Soon after, he joined the IS Application Development team, where he was responsible for supporting a host of system applications as well as the development of new business process solutions. As the manager of technology support, Sellmeyer combines his in-depth knowledge of Securities America's systems with his desire to provide the best possible assistance to advisors.
"Kerry does an excellent job of mentoring and building the moral of his team and leading them to success," Sellmeyer's nomination letter read. "Kerry takes time to meet with each team member regularly to discuss growth paths and goals. Kerry makes sure any concerns are quickly addressed to ensure great service to our advisors. Kerry's team knows he is always on their side, and he will do what it takes to help make them and Securities America successful."
As Employee of the Year and Manager of the Year, Morford and Sellmeyer both received recognition celebrations, their names on engraved plaques, reserved personal parking spots and monetary incentives for their achievements.
About Securities America
Headquartered in La Vista, Neb., Securities America Inc. is a national top 10 independent broker-dealer (as ranked by Financial Planning magazine). For more than 25 years, Securities America's mission has been to foster the success of financial professionals so they can provide quality, objective counsel and services to their clients. Advisors benefit from the firm's industry-leading programs in practice management, advisory services and retirement income distribution, supported by state-of-the-art technology. Founded in 1994, Securities America Advisors Inc. is an SEC-Registered Investment Advisory firm that offers investment management, financial advice and financial planning through a national network of independent financial advisors. Securities America Financial Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS). Securities America received the inaugural Thought Leadership Award from the Retirement Income Industry Association in March 2011, the inaugural Bank Insurance & Securities Association (BISA) Technology Innovation Award in March 2013 and was named to the 2013 InformationWeek 500, a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. Additional information is available at www.securitiesamerica.com.