November 15, 2011 | Press Releases
Securities America Promotes Vaughan, Jorgensen
LA VISTA, Neb. – Nov. 15, 2011 – Securities America has appointed David Vaughan to the position of first vice president of finance and has promoted Melissa Jorgensen to the position of controller.
As first vice president of finance, Vaughan will be responsible for financial reporting, forecasting, planning, treasury and cash management for the company. Vaughan joined Securities America in 1994 as a new accounts processor. He moved to the Accounting Department in 1996, was named Securities America’s “Manager of the Year” in 2007 and was promoted to first vice president, controller in 2008. Vaughan graduated from Creighton University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance and earned his master’s in business administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He holds the
series 7, 24 and 27 financial industry licenses and the Certified Public Accountant designation.
As controller, Jorgensen will provide leadership, analysis, planning and direction in the accounting area for all Securities America Financial Corp. companies. Jorgensen joined Securities America in 2005 as an analyst. Jorgensen named Securities America’s “Employee of the Year” in 2007 and was promoted to a senior analyst in 2009. Jorgensen earned an associate’s degree in business management from Metropolitan Community College in 1998 and a bachelor’s degree in management from Bellevue University in 2003. She completed her master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in
finance from Bellevue University in August 2011. She holds the series 27 securities license.
About Securities America
Headquartered in La Vista, Neb., Securities America Inc. is the nation’s eighth largest independent broker-dealer (as ranked by Financial Planning magazine, June 2012, based on 2011 total revenue). 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 1993, 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. Additional information is available at www.securitiesamerica.com.