Staff

Kimberly Cole

Kimberly Cole
Director of New Business

Kimberly, originally from Parsons, KS, is a graduate of Pittsburg State University. She has been in the Life insurance industry since 2004. As the firm's New Business Coordinator, she is dedicated to expediting Life, Disability Income, and Long Term Care Insurance applications in a detailed and timely manner. Since joining HighPointe Financial Group, LLC, in April 2007, her dedication and expertise in her role has resulted in her receiving Staff Person of the Year awards in 2007. 2008 and 2010.


Rena Nicholson

Rena Nicholson
Director of Brokerage Services

Rena joined our brokerage team as our New Business Coordinator in July, 2012. Rena is currently our Brokerage Director and assists in expanding MassMutual's presence in our primary and secondary service areas by developing new relationships and strengthening existing relationships with brokers and clients as well as oversees the daily operations of brokerage new business.

Rena entered the insurance industry in 2008 as an agent for New York Life Insurance Company. At New York Life, Rena partnered with a senior agent to provide sophisticated retirement and estate planning solutions to the affluent market. While at New York Life, Rena received the 2009 Life Premium Leader Award, the 2010 Long Term Care Leader of the Year Award, and the 2011 Bronze Level Award for being a leader in New York Life's Long Term Care division.

Rena lives in Tonganoxie, Kansas, with her husband Josh, and their four children, Emmry, Evan, Vance, and Lilly.

Rena can be reached at 913-234-0395 or at renanicholson@massmutualbrokerage.com


Ian Alsup

Ian Alsup
Director of the Design Center

 


Monica Ellison

Monica Ellison
Director of New Associate Development and Recruiting

Monica joined HighPointe Financial Group, LLC in April of 2014. She has a diverse background with experience in office administration, marketing, contract negotiation, and senior executive level correspondence writing and editing. She has over 13 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Monica enjoys spending time with her three grown children and two (soon to be three) grandsons.


Kerry Whiteman

Kerry Whiteman
New Business Coordinator

Kerry is from Independence/ Blue Springs area graduated from PVCC & UMKC Dental School as a Dental Assistant in 2000. Kerry was in the dental field for 11 years and decided to make a career change. Kerry joined HighPointe in April 2012 as the Administrative Assistant . Kerry is dedicated to Customer Service. While not working Kerry enjoys spending time with her two sons Clayton and Connor.


Amy Andersen

Amy Andersen
Associate Director of Compliance

As a Compliance Associate with HighPointe Financial Group, Amy helps ensure our financial professionals conduct their business in an ethical manner and are in compliance with the regulations that apply to our business. A native of South Dakota and graduate of University of Central Missouri, Amy enjoys spending time with her family, playing volleyball and golf.

Amy Andersen is a Registered Principal of MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC. Supervisory Office: 10975 Benson Drive, Suite 350, Overland Park, KS 66210 (913) 234-0300.


Amy Szablewski

Amy Szablewski
Executive Assistant | Licensing Coordinator

Originally from Manhattan, KS, Amy is a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management. After graduating, Amy moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to work for Hyatt Hotels. In 2008, she returned to the Midwest, Kansas City in particular, where she continued to work in the hospitality industry.

Amy and her husband, Marc, reside in Prairie Village along with their son Henry.

Amy joined HighPointe Financial Group, LLC, in May 2015 as Executive Assistant to the President. Additionally, she will take on the role of the firm’s Licensing Coordinator.