Meet Our People

Gary Salva

Gary has been with Sagemark Consulting (Lincoln Financial Advisors/ CIGNA Financial Advisors) since 1991 and has earned senior planner status. He currently holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 63 security registrations and licenses for life, health, long term care and variable annuities.

Gary earned his Bachelor’s degree in 1983 with studies in Real Estate and Finance at The University of Connecticut.

As a Wealth Planning Advisor, Gary provides professional and objective financial advice conducted on your terms, providing connections to help you preserve, grow and transfer the assets you have accumulated. Gary specializes in working with some of the most affluent families, and has over 25 years of experience in assisting clients to build and preserve their financial legacies.

Gary will work closely with your attorney, accountant and other advisors to implement your desired solutions.

Other Achievements:

  • Honors & Recognition Awards:

    • - Chairman's Council*

    • - LFN President's Club**

  • Owner of a commercial real estate development and management company, 1985 – 1991

  • Developed a retail food franchise, 1988 – 2009

  • Frequent speaker at estate planning seminars

  • President's Circle member of the Middlesex County Community Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors and Development Committee

  • Avid car collector and enthusiast

  • Resides in Middlefield with his wife Beth and their 5 children.


*The Chairman’s Council is an internal LFA recognition representing the top one percent of financial planners affiliated with Lincoln Financial Advisors.

**This internal award is based on sales as well as good standing with the firm and FINRA.

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Robert E. Appel, J.D.*, LL.M., M.B.A.

Second Vice President of National Design/Advanced Planning

  • Areas of expertise: Advanced planning case design support, field training, legislative monitoring and reporting, compliance-related business and technical review of sales and marketing materials.

  • Education: Juris Doctor degree from University of Bridgeport School of Law; Master of Laws degree in Taxation from Boston University School of Law; Master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from University of Connecticut; Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Central Connecticut State University.



Fred Fedorowich, CFP®, CRPC®

Director of Planning

  • Areas of expertise: Comprehensive and dynamic financial planning for the high net worth market.

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Psychology from University of North Florida. Series 6,7 and 65 FINRA registrations.




Christopher Fromm, ChFC®, CFP®, CBEC®

Director of Planning

  • Areas of expertise: Comprehensive financial planning for the high net worth market.

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from University of North Florida.

  • Professional designations: ChFC®, CFP®, CBEC®, Series 6, 7, and 66 FINRA registrations.



Aaron Huntoon, MBA, CRPC®, CBEC®

Director of Planning

  • Areas of expertise: Comprehensive financial planning for the high net worth market.

  • Education: Master’s degree in Business Administration from Regis University; Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, International Business, and Spanish from Miami University.




Jane Johnson, CFP®

Director of Planning

  • Areas of expertise: Estate, retirement, investment, and business succession plans.

  • Education: Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of William and Mary. Member of the Northeast Florida Estate Planning Council.




Ben T. Huddle, MBA, CFP®, CRPC®

Director of Financial Advisory Services

  • Areas of expertise: Development, training, and implementation of fee-based financial planning within the firm including the integration of the investment and comprehensive financial planning processes.

  • Education: Master’s degree in Business Administration from The University of Houston; Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University. National speaker/trainer for Lincoln Financial Advisors.




DOUGLAS B. RICHMOND

Regional Director of Advisor Development, Southern Division

  • Primary area of expertise lies within the personal risk management area where he is able to deliver unique strategies and tactics supported by strong product selections.

  • Experienced in developing relationships with property and casualty, private banking and stock brokerage representatives, as well as catering to the needs of business owners and individuals who want to address their wealth preservation and estate planning needs.



Timothy S. Johnson, J.D.*, CRPC®

Chief Investment Strategist

  • Areas of expertise: Fixed-income, equity allocations, alternative investments, and affluent wealth management.

  • Education: Juris Doctor degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law; Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Lipscomb University. Holds a Series 7 registration.



Russell G. Jones

Executive Director, Sagemark Consulting Private Wealth Services

  • Areas of expertise: Key concepts and strategies for the high net worth market.

  • Education: St. Lawrence University. Main platform speaker at the annual conference of the International Association of Financial Planning, the Allied Jewish Federation's Annual Estate Planning Forum, GAMA International's LAMP meeting, and numerous technical and internal Lincoln business management sessions.



Dianna Parker, CFP®, CBEC®

Director of Planning

  • Areas of expertise: Complex estate planning, business succession planning, and retirement planning.

  • Education: Summa cum laude, Master’s degree from Southern Methodist University.




Donna L. Rowan, J.D.*, LL.M., CLU®, CHFC®

Assistant Vice President, National Design/Advanced Planning Attorney

  • Areas of expertise: Advanced planning case design support, field training, legislative monitoring and reporting, and compliance-related business and technical review of sales and marketing materials.

  • Education: Juris Doctor degree from Western New England University School of Law; Master of Laws degree in Taxation from Boston University School of Law; Bachelor’s degree in English from State University of New York at Buffalo.




Julia Santullano, JD*

Director of Planning

  • Areas of expertise: Multiple strategies for wealth transfer that meets objectives while reducing taxes for the high net worth market and business owners.

  • Education: Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University School of Law.



Mary Young

Director of Financial Advisory Services

  • Areas of expertise: High net worth estate distribution strategies, senior executive compensation, tax return analysis, and retirement planning.

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree from University of Connecticut with concentrations in Finance and Accounting and Associate's degree from Manchester Community College.