Four Lincoln Financial Network Advisors Receive Prestigious 2017 Women’s Choice Award® | Business Wire

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lincoln Financial Network (LFN), the retail wealth management affiliate

of Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC), announced today that four

registered representatives of LFN have been honored with the Women’s

Choice Award® for well-qualified advisors who are committed to

the women’s market and serving their female clients. Karen DeRose,

Charlotte Dougherty and Myra Slaybaugh are all members of Lincoln’s WISE

(Women Inspiring, Supporting. Educating) Group, an organization

founded in 2015 to better support the unique needs of female financial

advisors and clients. John Bonnemort also received this year’s award.

“We're thrilled that the Women’s Choice Award has recognized the

outstanding achievements of John, Karen, Charlotte and Myra, including

their commitment to serving in the best interest of their clients and

addressing the unique financial needs of women and their families,” said

Nicole Spinelli, director of The WISE Group. “We're very proud to have

so many Lincoln Financial Network advisors included in this prestigious

group and acknowledged for their significant individual contributions.”

Created by WomenCertified Inc., the Women’s Choice Award is the only

recognition program for well-qualified advisors who are committed to the

women’s market and serving their female clients. Based on rigorous

research, 17 objective criteria and additional points of reference that

obtain feedback regarding the advisor’s service and practices, the award

identifies advisors who are committed to providing quality service and

commitment to their clients.

John R. Bonnemort II is a Private Wealth Advisor with Sagemark

Consulting Private Wealth Services, based in Salt Lake City, UT. With

over 15 years of financial services, banking and technology consulting

experience, Bonnemort provides cross-disciplinary fee-based financial

planning serving affluent families and successful business owners both

in the creation, distribution and transfer of wealth.

Karen DeRose, CFP©, CRPC©, is president and managing partner for the

DeRose Financial Planning Group, a firm she founded in 1996,

specializing in comprehensive financial to help her clients take their

financial planning to the next level. DeRose is the past chairman of The

Resource Group, comprised of the top 200 financial advisors at LFA and

is a member. Past chairman, of The WISE Group at Lincoln Financial

Network, an initiative aimed at supporting the unique needs of female

financial advisors and clients. DeRose is a member of the Financial

Planning Association of Chicago, the Executive Guild &. BNI Wildfire

Chapter and a Collaborative Law Fellow with the Collaborative Law

Institute of Illinois.

Charlotte A. Dougherty, CFP®, is the president and founder of Dougherty

&. Associates, specializing in meeting the financial and wealth

management needs of affluent professionals and business owners. A

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner, Dougherty has more than 25

years’ experience in growing and protecting wealth and in creating

family and community legacies. She's a current member and was a

chairman of the investment committee of the board of directors of The

Resource Group, a prestigious group of leading financial planners within

LFA. She's a former member of the board of trustees of the St. Luke

Hospital Community Foundation and past chair of the Finance Committee

and the Planned Giving Committee.

Myra Slaybaugh is the founder and president of Phoenix Wealth Partners,

based in Arlington, TX. Slaybaugh has over 12 years of experience in

comprehensive planning and helps clients make wise financial choices

that align with their values and principles. A graduate of the United

States Military Academy, West Point, Slaybaugh proudly served in the US

Army as an Air Defense Artillery Officer for five years, attaining the

rank of Captain, before transitioning to financial services. She's a

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, a Chartered Financial

Consultant® designee. A Chartered Leadership Fellow® designee.

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 Corp.,

both members of FINRA and SIPC. Consisting of approximately 8,900

representatives, agents. 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. Trust services to affluent

individuals, business owners. Families. Lincoln Financial Group is

the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) and its


About The WISE Group

Lincoln Financial Network’s WISE Group aims to inspire, support and

educate female colleagues, clients and future advisors in the pursuit of

knowledge and services within the financial planning industry. WISE

assists women financial advisors in the growth and recognition of their

practice. This includes support and assistance to advance the technical

skills of women advisors, recruiting and developing new women advisors,

and providing insight into the female investor to increase financial

planning opportunities for all advisors, regardless of gender. The WISE

Group also promotes sharing ideas as well as collaboration with

financial planning, wealth and risk management to drive increased client

retention, dedicated focus on attracting and keeping women as clients

and advisors, practice expansion and networking, efficiencies in

practice management. Technical expertise.