Our Team | Wings for Widows
  • 612-466-2716 / 888-946-4749
  • | info@wingsforwidows.org

Our Team

Chris Bentley

Financial Advisor | Author | Speaker
Wings for Widows Founder | President | Executive Director

Chris is a navy veteran and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERâ„¢ professional with a full-service advisory and wealth management practice. As a financial advisor, Chris has 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. (Visit 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, and volunteer for other charitable organizations including Fraser, Pinky Swear, Mobility Worldwide, Cornerstone, Feed My Starving Children, and 360 Communities.

Get In Touch

Board of Directors

Liane Laurion

Director, Widow Services
Nate Ostertag

Nate Ostertag

Vice President

Mark Gasner


Hectoria Yamoah


Susan Burke


JoAnne Funch


Maureen Revak


Kari Schuster

Pogram Director

Bob Cohen

Director, Business Development

Andy Fried


Pam McCarthy