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Towner Lund Howell Sharp & Associates

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Merrill Lynch
Wealth Management

At Towner Lund Howell Sharp & Associates, every member of our team is dedicated to helping people achieve their financial goals. We believe every client is entitled to the highest level of personalized service and care. With the global resources of Merrill, we’ll place you at the center of the wealth management process as we work together to design a goals-based financial approach to help you reach the goals that matter most to you.

The TLHS & Associates Experience

Our wealth management philosophy places you, the client, front and center. Through our collaborative approach, we work with you to design a customized financial strategy to help you pursue what is most important to you.

The process starts with getting to know you. Only when we understand what matters most to you can we help create a financial strategy that truly reflects your personal desires and goals. This allows us to build a plan around your life priorities and provide ongoing advice to navigate through market fluctuations and changes in your life.

It is our mission to help clients identify and reach their goals at every stage of their lives – from the birth of a child to sending children to college, from attaining adequate healthcare coverage during retirement to leaving the legacy they desire. Our clients count on us to help them pursue their financial and life goals, including:

  • Living the retirement lifestyle they envision
  • Making the most of their compensation & benefits
  • Managing their concentrated equity holdings
  • Diversifying business interests
  • Transferring wealth to the next generation
  • Preparing for the cost of education for their children and grandchildren
  • Establishing their legacy through family foundations and philanthropy


Corporate Executive & Advisory Services

We understand the challenges that corporate executives face in their financial lives, and we can help develop a customized wealth management strategy tailored to your individual situation. As a successful corporate executive, you are often time-constrained and need to balance multiple professional and personal goals. We can help you prioritize your goals and take the necessary steps to help you actively pursue them.

While unique, your needs as a corporate executive might include:

  • Reducing the risk of a concentrated stock position
  • Navigating and complying with SEC rules
  • Developing a long-term financial strategy
  • Gaining easier access to cash, even though your cash flow may be uneven throughout the year
  • Working with you in a time-sensitive manner, knowing that you are extremely busy and your career is a priority

Services we offer Corporate Executives:

  • Personalized Wealth & Future Cash Flow Analysis
  • Managing Portfolio Risk through concentration and correlation analysis
  • Maximizing your Equity Awards
  • Optimizing and planning for Retirement cash flow
  • Evaluation of contribution rate and investment mix within your 401(k) & SERP
  • How emotions can impact returns
  • Track progress to your goals
  • Planning for college expenses
  • Multiple team members proficient in Spanish


Retirement Planning Services

We measure success against helping you reach your goals, not the performance of the market. By understanding your unique priorities and financial situation, we can help you plan for the retirement you’ve envisioned — it’s about preparing and keeping your finances in line. We are committed to helping you pursue a successful retirement that is an extension of your life today.

We start by listening and learning about your vision for retirement. Through meaningful conversations, we get to know what matters to you and use that understanding to develop a customized retirement strategy that takes your unique retirement goals and entire financial picture into account. As you plan for and transition into retirement, your needs might include:

  • Managing healthcare expenses, now and in the future
  • Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
  • Taking care of your family and other loved ones
  • Spending your free time in meaningful ways
  • Maximizing retirement compensation and Social Security benefits
  • Working in retirement, or selling or starting a business
  • Giving back through volunteering, mentoring, and giving to charities

Together, we can build a strategy that considers your priorities, retirement goals, objectives, risk tolerance, time horizon, liquidity needs, and financial situation. For those nearing retirement, we also consider inflation, health care costs, and other factors to help you pursue your desired lifestyle. We will revisit your goals regularly and help you make adjustments, as needed, to help keep you on track.


Business Owners

Owning a business can be rewarding, but it isn’t easy. We understand you have unique wealth management needs. That’s why at Towner Lund Howell Sharp & Associates, we offer a wide range of services and develop strategies that can help you with whatever comes your way throughout all phases of your business and personal lifecycle.  

For many, this starts with access to working capital to manage the day-to day operation, or having an overall financial strategy to invest and manage excess cash. As your business grows, we can help you plan for the future and help you protect your company and employees from the unexpected. Many of our services include: 

  • Cash Management
  • Retirement Planning
  • Investment Strategies
  • Lending Solutions
  • Trust & Estate Planning Services
  • Succession Planning

Investing should reflect your short and long-term goals and should strengthen your financial situation. No matter what business you’re in, you should be getting value from it. We’ll work with you in a timely manner, knowing that you face competing demands from your business and personal finances.

At Towner Lund Howell Sharp and Associates, we have the tools, resources, and expertise you need to help build, grow, protect, and eventually exit your business. Together, we’ll seek to achieve meaningful outcomes for your business, your employees, and your family.

*Banking products are provided by Bank of America, N.A. and affiliated banks, Members FDIC and wholly owned subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation.


Focus On Individuals, Families and Small Businesses

We believe that financial success can be achieved when you’re able to make investment-related decisions and trade-offs that can help you reach personally meaningful goals. So whether you’re planning your retirement, saving to buy a home or fund a child’s education, We start by getting to know you and how you feel about the following seven life priorities.

  • Health: Managing healthcare expenses, now and in the future
  • Home: Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
  • Family: Taking care of your family and other people in your life
  • Leisure: Spending your free time in meaningful ways
  • Giving: Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
  • Work: Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Finance: Bringing it all together and defining your financial goals

This material should be regarded as general or educational information on healthcare or Social Security considerations and is not intended to provide specific healthcare or social security advice. If you have questions regarding your particular situation, please contact your legal or tax advisor.

Meet the Team

Supported by the global resources of Merrill, our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.

Additional Resources

The following specialists do not make securities recommendations. Please contact your Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor if you have questions about how a specialist might be able to assist you.

Casey L Glisson

Wealth Management Lending Officer

Bank of America, N.A.

NMLS #1077099

Laura Momber

Wealth Management Banking Specialist


Past Events

TLHS Market Update with Richard Bernstein of RBA Advisors LLC

May 24th, 2023|9:00 AM - 9:40 AM EDT

Mr. Bernstein founded Richard Bernstein Advisors LLC (RBA) in 2009. As CIO, Mr. Bernstein oversees the firm’s Investment Committee which managed multi-asset, global equity, and fixed income ETF strategies for financial advisors and institutions. He helps write the firm’s monthly Insights which has over 25,000 subscribers, is a frequent guest on CNBC and Bloomberg TV, and is regularly quoted in leading publications like Barron’s, Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He has over 40 years’ experience on Wall Street, recently as the Chief Investment Strategist at Merrill. Prior to joining Merrill in 1988, he held positions at E.F. Hutton and Chase Econometrics/IDC. Rich holds an MBA in finance, with Beta Gamma Sigma distinction, from New York University, and a BA in economics from Hamilton College.

• Info on RBA’s outlook and positioning view for equities and fixed income in current market conditions.
• RBA’s perspective for what could come next for the market.

    TLHS Market Update with Director & Sr. Research Analyst Jared Woodard

    April 17th, 2023|12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT

    Jared Woodard is head of the Research Investment Committee, head of ETF CEF Research, and a director of Global Investment Strategy. He offers insights on global asset allocation and key market trends to the firm’s wealth management, institution, and government clients. Woodard had been with the firm since 2016. Prior to that he was the senior equity derivatives strategist at BGC Partners in New York and a portfolio manager at Clinamen Financial Group, where he traded a global macro volatility strategy. Woodard hods M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy from Fordham University in New York.

    During this virtual event, Jared Woodard with share:

    ·      Information on BofA Global Research’s outlook and positioning view for equities and fixed income in the current market conditions
    ·      Global Research’s perspective for what could come next for the market

      Staying on Track

      We understand that both your life and the financial markets can change over time. By checking in to discuss changes in your life and revisiting your financial approach, our goal is to help you stay on track to achieve what's most important to you.

      Reviews to help you
      stay on track

      We’ll meet with you to review your goals and the progress you’ve made toward reaching them. We’ll also discuss any adjustments needed to your financial approach to help you stay on course.

        Changes in your life
        and to your goals

        Your life and goals change. As these changes occur, we can update your approach to reflect them.


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          Let’s Have a Conversation

          Helping you reach your goals starts with getting to know you personally. Through understanding what matters most to you, together we can help you create a financial approach that reflects your personality. Only then can we offer an approach that is built around your life priorities and the advice you need to help you address fluctuations in the market and changes in your life. Let’s work together to help you achieve your goals.

          Why Merrill?

          As Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors, we will sort through the financial complexities of your life, helping you build a customized investment approach to address your needs and pursue your goals.


          We put you first, every day.
          Learn more about the dedicated one-on-one relationship you can have with a Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor.

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          Working with a dedicated Merrill advisor means you get personalized investment strategies from Merrill plus access to comprehensive financial solutions only Bank of America can deliver.

          Personalized advice from a dedicated financial advisor.

          We get to know you and your family, your financial situation and what matters most to you.

          A comprehensive approach, built around your life’s priorities.

          Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill, together we will design an approach that reflects your unique needs, priorities and financial situation.

          Adjusting your investment approach as your life and the markets change.

          We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.