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Kevin J. Hermening, CFP®, CWS®

Kevin J. Hermening, CFP®, CWS®

CEO, Wealth Advisor

Kevin Hermening is the Managing Partner of Hermening Financial Group LLC.

Since 1989, Kevin Hermening has operated his own financial planning firm, Hermening Financial Group LLC (HFG), an independent firm with a focus on comprehensive financial planning, tax planning, and investment management.

Kevin is an independent investment advisor and Registered Representative with First Allied Securities, Inc. and also manages HFG as the Branch office of First Allied Securities, Inc. with offices in Eau Claire, Wausau, Stevens Point, Wisconsin Rapids and Manitowoc, Wisconsin. As the principal of the local Office of Supervisory Jurisdiction with First Allied Securities, Inc., he supervises other planners affiliated with his branch offices.

He is also an Investment Advisor Representative with Hermening Advisory Services LLC (HAS), and dually-licensed with First Allied Advisory Services Inc. These affiliations permit him to offer investment securities products and investment advisory services as a fee-based planner.

Working closely with the staff of HFG, Kevin is able to manage the planning relationship with each of the firm’s clients. HFG offers a wide range of investment, insurance, tax reduction, and estate planning services. They utilize mutual funds, annuities, stocks and bonds, REITs and alternative investment opportunities. In addition to financial planning, HFG also offers income tax preparation services.

He also is a product specialist for employee retirement programs, including 401(k) plans, 403(b) programs, and 457 retirement plans, SIMPLE IRAs, and non-qualified investment plans, among others. Drawing on that background, Kevin teaches “Financial Management / Investment Basics” and “Estate Planning” seminars in a variety of settings, including for Northcentral Technical College (NTC), Wausau.

He earned his Certified Financial Planner™ designation after passing the CFP®, Board of Standards’ examination. Kevin has also earned the Certified Wealth Strategist® designation administered by the Cannon Financial Institute which recognizes those individuals that have completed thorough studies of the issues surrounding effective wealth advising and comprehensively addressing clients’ wealth management needs. At present, Kevin is pursuing an MBA with an emphasis in Finance, Investments and Banking.

Kevin is a member of the Financial Planning Association and the professional organization for independent financial advisors. He is also a member of several local civic organizations including the Wausau Area Chamber of Commerce and has served on the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement.

For seven years, he hosted “Your Business, Your Money, and You,” a weekly hour-long live radio broadcast on talk radio 1230 (AM) WXCO, with a focus on area business, the economy, and financial planning. He occasionally hosts Wisconsin Public Radio’sOn Your Money.

Kevin is an accomplished public speaker, having addressed more than 3,000 audiences nationwide since 1981, often about his experiences as the youngest of the 52 Americans held hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Iran for 444 days from 1979 – 1981. He served a total of 13 years in the Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserve and received an Honorable Discharge in 1994. He is the recipient of the U.S. State Department’s Award for Valor and received the Prisoner of War Medal and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the nation’s highest peacetime military decorations from the Department of Defense.

He has been involved in national, state and local politics for many years and has twice been a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives and the Wisconsin State Legislature.

He and his wife, Wendy, have two daughters, Kacey and Kaitlyn, and reside in Mosinee. Kevin served many years as a member of the Mosinee School Board. Kevin also enjoys golf, softball and bowling.