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Our Team

Trudy Benton

Owner/Financial Advisor

(863) 402-1700

(863) 402-2117

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Trudy Benton has a passion for helping her clients navigate the financial world and giving them a sense of confidence about their own financial situations. Trudy has been practicing investment management since 1999 and is the president and financial advisor of Benton Wealth Management, LLC. Formerly the Vice President of SunTrust Investment Services, she was a financial advisor for Highlands County for 14 years. She is a graduate of Webber International University holding a BS in Accounting and a Master Degree in Business Administration. She also received the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) designation from the College of Financial Planning. Trudy is a registered representative with LPL Financial. Trudy maintains continuing education standards required to maintain her credentials for her life insurance license and securities registrations. Her financial advisory practice emphasizes a tailored investment management approach for each client utilizing various forms of securities and insurance products to help address her client's short term to long term financial goals.

Trudy enjoys participating in triathlons and running marathons in her spare time. She can often be found at the baseball field with her husband Bill where they will be watching their son Brad run the bases.

Shari Flowers

Branch Operations Manager/ Insurance Advisor

(863) 402-1700

(863) 402-2117

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Shari Flowers joined Benton Wealth Management in May of 2013, bringing over a decade of financial service experience. She got her start in the financial industry in 1994, and prior to joining Benton Wealth Management, she held positions with SunTrust. With a genuine interest in serving and caring for other people she has served working professionals and retirement minded families with a commitment to personalized service. Serving as the branch operations manager, Shari is the driving force behind all operational and managerial efficiencies at our firm. Shari holds her FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 securities registrations with LPL Financial as well as a Florida Life, Health and Annuity License. Delivering a level of excellence in customer service, she serves as a primary point for client support beside the Advisor. Shari also serves as the branch Insurance Advisor, focusing primarily on long term care planning. A Florida native, Shari resides in Avon Park with her husband of 35 years, Frank. She spends her spare time enjoying the Florida beaches and kayaking.

Kelsie Jahna

Marketing and Research Coordinator

(863) 402-1700

(863) 402-2117

[email protected]

Kelsie Jahna joined Benton Wealth Management in August of 2017. She initially started in the financial industry when working in local businesses assisting in accounting. A Florida native, Kelsie was born and raised in Highlands County and lives in Avon Park. She is a recent graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelor’s degree in business management. She has a passion for serving others. Her knowledge allows her to be skilled in marketing, promotions, and business management. In her spare time, Kelsie enjoys being with her family and friends. Her adventurous personality takes her from the water to woods of our sunshine state.

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