PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Network (LFN), the retail wealth management affiliate of Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC), today announced its 2014 Advisors of the Year: Mark Rychel, CFP®, of BCR Financial Services in Pittsburgh, Pa. and Art Sullivan, CFP®, of Constitution Advisor Group in East Hartford, Conn.
This annual recognition is awarded to the leading financial advisors among thousands affiliated with LFN’s broker-dealer, Lincoln Financial Securities Corp. (LFS). In a tradition dating back to 2008, the LFN Advisors of the Year will have their names engraved on plaques, which are presented and displayed in Lincoln offices.
“This award is the highest acknowledgment we give to our advisors,” said David Berkowitz, president of LFN. “It is a direct reflection of their strong dedication to the business and unwavering commitment to serving their clients. I applaud their hard work and thank them for their contributions to our organization.”
Sullivan, founding partner and head of asset strategies for Constitution Advisory Group, and registered representative of LFS, has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry.
In his practice, Sullivan specializes in asset allocation and investment management. Prior to joining Lincoln 25 years ago, Sullivan served as an investment portfolio specialist with The Travelers Companies and senior financial advisor with Manulife Financial in Hartford, Conn.
Sullivan received a bachelor of science degree in economics from Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y. He holds the professional designation of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®), as well as FINRA series 7, 24, 63 and 66 registrations. Sullivan’s office is located at 207 Pitkin Street, East Hartford, Conn.
Rychel, founding partner of BCR Financial Services and registered representative of LFS, has been in the financial services industry for 20 years.
Prior to founding BCR Financial Services in 1997, Rychel served as an advisor for American Express Financial Advisors in Pittsburgh, Pa. Early in his career, he worked on institutional accounts for Merrill Lynch International in London.
Rychel received a bachelor of science degree in financial management and an auxiliary major in economics from Grove City College in Grove City, Pa. Rychel holds the professional designation of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) and FINRA series 4, 7, 24, 63, and 65 registrations. Rychel’s office is located at 2000 Corporate Drive, Suite 350, Wexford, Pa.
About Lincoln Financial Network
Lincoln Financial Network is the marketing name for the retail sales and financial planning affiliates of Lincoln Financial Group and includes Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. and Lincoln Financial Securities Corporation, both members of FINRA and SIPC. Consisting of approximately 8,500 representatives, agents, and full-service financial planners throughout the United States, Lincoln Financial Network professionals can offer financial planning and advisory services, retirement services, life products, annuities, investments, and trust services to affluent individuals, business owners, and families.
About Lincoln Financial Group
Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $223 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2015. Learn more at: www.LincolnFinancial.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter (@lincolnfingroup), LinkedIn and YouTube. To sign up for email alerts, please visit our Newsroom at http://newsroom.lfg.com.