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Our Team

Chris Bentley

Financial Advisor (Retired) | Author | Speaker | Widow Advocate
Wings for Widows Founder | CEO

Chris is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a navy veteran. After a decade with Pepsi and Coca Cola, Chris turned his attention to the financial services industry. After a career as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERâ„¢ professional with a full-service advisory and wealth management practice in the Twin Cities, Chris retired in June 2022 to lead Wings for Widows into the future.

As a financial advisor, Chris helped many clients put their financial house in order after the loss of a loved one. After working with Liane Laurion, widowed in 2017, and hearing about how many women like her were struggling after losing their husbands, Chris realized he could do more, and founded Wings for Widows. (Read Our History for the full story.)

Chris has considerable experience with public charities. He was a board member with Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota for three years and an officer/board member with the Minnesota Chapter of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association for more than eight years. For more than a decade he has been an advocate, donor, or volunteer for other charitable organizations including Fraser, Pinky Swear, Mobility Worldwide, Cornerstone, Feed My Starving Children, and 360 Communities.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys boating and sailing, music, and time with his wife Susie, his family and friends.

Our Staff

Carrie Allerding

Carrie Allerding

Program Manager
Dana Ferguson

Dana Ferguson

Program Assistant

Andy Fried

IT Support

Financial Paraplanners

Andrea Jarvis

Jasmine Hathaway

Katie Mann

Maureen Revak

Stacey Feinstein

Board of Directors

Tammy Block

Tammy Block

Vice President / Legal
Kari Schuster

Kari Schuster

Director
Mark Gasner

Mark Gasner

Treasurer
Melissa Brennan

Melissa Brennan

Director, Business Development
Sue Burke

Susan Burke

Director
JoAnne Funch

JoAnne Funch

Director

Maureen Revak

Director
Bob Cohen

Bob Cohen

Director
Renee West

Renee West

Director
David Wetzel

David Wetzel

Director
Alix Colehour

Alix Colehour

Director