Michael P. Tison
Senior Financial Advisor
Our branches in Harrisburg and Marion, Illinois are operated by Tison Financial Group, LLC. Registered Principal Michael P. Tison has been security registered since 1992. Michael began his career at Edward Jones where he traded government bonds and also trained their brokers around the country. He then moved to Raymond James in November 1996 when he became a Registered Principal.
Since then, he has moved to Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network with his team who has served families, foundations and small businesses- helping them meet their financial goals. Our overriding investment philosophy is to learn the clients' goals and values, then implement a correlational wealth management plan. Once a risk level in ascertained, our focus for you is to help maximize return on a risk-adjusted basis.
Michael has a BBA from the University of Mississippi in Managerial Finance and a MBA in Finance and Accounting from Vanderbilt University. Michael is also a Past President of Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce, Harrisburg Rotary and Shawnee Hills Country Club.
Michael is married to the former Gloria Celesia and they have 2 children, Alexander graduated from Butler University in 2018 and resides in Indianapolis and Gabriella is a Pre-Med senior at Centre College.
David J. Fry
David started his career with Raymond James in 2002 and made the transition to Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network in Early 2015. David Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance with a specialization in investments and banking from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
David is a lifelong resident of Southern Illinois. He currently lives in Marion with his wife Natalie, whose is a school administrator in Harrisburg IL, and their son Ethan.
In 2008 David helped to start The Southern Illinois Chili Cook Off, a charitable fundraiser, with a number of other service minded individuals and still serves as one of the events coordinators and committee members.
Registered Client Services Associate
Registered Client Services Manager Kelly Ramsey joined Tison Financial Group in 2000. Kelly began her career at A.G. Edwards in 1997 where she was a Mutual Fund specialist in their Trust Company. Kelly has her Series 7 securities registrations and life, health and variable contract insurance license.
Kelly has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Mid-Continent University. In her spare time Kelly enjoys traveling, walking, and has participated in many Memory Walk’s for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Kelly is a Gallatin County native and currently lives in Ridgway with her husband Steve, son Jack and their family dog Micki. Steve is employed with Eagle Valley, Inc. in Shawneetown, IL. Jack attends Gallatin County School and enjoys running cross country, baseball and playing guitar.
Client Associate Jennifer Hutchinson joined Tison Financial Group in 2018. Jennifer received her Master of Science degree in Zoology and Genetics from Southern Illinois University and had a career in scientific research for several years, mainly during her years living in North Carolina from 2002 until 2010. Returning to Harrisburg, IL in 2010, she is now on a different path and is enjoying learning more about finance and investments.
Jennifer lives in her hometown of Harrisburg with her two children, Rachel and James. In her spare time, she enjoys playing piano and flute, singing in choir, and spending time outdoors. Rachel plays piano and flute and is active in band, speech team, martial arts, and various school plays. James plays guitar and plays percussion in the band and is involved in martial arts.