Richard Anderson, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, AEP®
Wealth Management Advisor

Anderson & Associates Wealth Management

My Team

When you became my client, you placed your trust in me to help make your vision a reality. I honor that trust with the help of my dedicated support staff. Together, we make a strong commitment to client service.

If at any time you have a question, concern or need, please let us know.

Gene F. Thompson Jr

Gene F. Thompson Jr, CFP®

Associate Financial Advisor
Office 585-586-6300

Prior to studying Financial Planning, I served in the U.S. Army as a Military Police officer for 5 years. I had the opportunity to travel, experience other cultures, and do something bigger than myself. I was able to experience other cultures and travel to places like; South Korea, Savannah, GA, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Some of my top accomplishments include:

  • A recipient of the Commandant’s 100, where the Military Police Corps Commandant choose 100 of the top Military Police to receive this award
  • 1st in the Military Police Warfighter competition

After my time in the service I struggled with filling the void of doing something bigger than myself. As I began taking courses Financial Planning topics just came to me very easily. I began my internship at Northwestern Mutual in 2014, and quickly fell in love with what I do. As an intern I finished 3rd in the Greater New York Group for Financial Representative Interns and was elected to be the College Unit Captain.

After my internship I began building my own practice focusing on providing a high level of service and education. As my business grew I needed to maintain that level of service within the Anderson & Associates Wealth Management Group team. Our core values aligned focusing around integrity, family, service to others, and education. Additionally, the structure of having multiple advisors bringing different viewpoints of planning to the table is immeasurable to the long-term success of our Clients because financial planning isn’t a panacea.

My wife, Melissa and our two children, Grant and Stella live in Brockport. In our free time we enjoy hiking, dancing to Grant’s new favorite song, spending time with family and friends, and finding new ice cream places to eat. Some of our family traditions are going to the Long Acre Farm corn maze, visiting the Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls, and going to the Erie County fair with friends.

I am a St. John Fisher College graduate with a B.S. in Finance, and a focus in Financial Planning. I am currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Financial Psychology and Behavioral Finance through Creighton University. I enjoy studying and learning all facets of financial planning, but most enjoy how people view money and decisions around money. I strive to always better myself as a husband, father, friend, and financial planner.

Louise S Ryan

Louise S Ryan

Office 585-586-6300

Louise joined the Anderson Team in October 2015.  Prior to that time, she worked ten years in the banking industry at Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A. as an Executive Secretary for the Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking.  During that time she was a recipient of the Chase Manhattan Bank Outstanding Customer Service Award.  Other experience includes working for AXA Advisors, Rochester Institute of Technology and as a medical biller/AR for Eastview Dialysis, Inc.

Louise graduated from the State University of New York at Alfred with an Associates Degree in Executive Secretarial Science.   As the Communication and Marketing Assistant, one of her primary responsibilities is scheduling appointments, client relations, social media management, and marketing.


Elana Suzanne Phillips

Elana Suzanne Phillips, CLU®

Associate Wealth Management Advisor
Office 585-248-4773

Elana graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2009 with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration Management.  She started her own practice with Northwestern Mutual in June 2015 and we combined our practices in April 2016. Merging our practices leverages our strengths and gives our clients the best experience possible. She believes that planning is education that creates confidence in decisions that allow people to live life in a greater capacity.

Prior to joining the Northwestern Mutual family Elana acquired invaluable experience in management, training, operations and customer service in her ten years with TJ Maxx and HomeGoods.

When Elana leaves the office she enjoys spending time with her husband Eric and her two young boys, Reese and Bryce.

Elana is a member of the Society of Financial Services Professionals, National Association of Professional Women and a lifetime member of Girl Scouting. Currently she is a co-leader for her sisters’ troop #40037 which she founded in 2005.


Dina Bunn

Dina Bunn

Office 585-248-4787

Dina graduated from the University of Rochester with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a certificate in Management Studies from the Simon School of Business. As an Associate Financial Representative, she is dedicated to ensuring that our clients receive the best customer service experience possible. She is a recipient of the 2009 Northwestern Mutual Commitment to Excellence Award.

Before coming to Northwestern Mutual, Dina worked in the Real Estate Banking Industry for GMAC Mortgage Corp. in the Philadelphia area. She returned to Rochester in 1995 where she took a position as a manager and paralegal at a local Real Estate Law Firm. Dina has been an integral part of my team since she started with Northwestern Mutual in August, 2005.

Current licenses: New York State Life, Accident and Health (Variable Life/Variable Annuities),  and FINRA Series 6 and Series 63 registered.


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