Last month, Dee Bleeker announced her plan to retire after more than 14 years with Raymond James Financial Services Inc. and over 43 years in the financial services industry. The last few years of her career were spent with Keating & Associates, an independent firm based in Manhattan, with locations throughout the Midwest and Washington.
“We want to wish Dee all the best in this new phase of her life,” said Ryan Mann, president of Keating & Associates. “Because each of our clients has different goals and lifestyles, we will be transitioning Dee’s accounts to Bettie Zimmerman, Financial Advisor. She’s been with our firm since 2014 and specializes in financial goal planning and business retirement plans.”
Zimmerman, along with Branch Manager Delegate Alisa James, will continue to support Dee’s accounts and are ready to help during this transition. While their office is based in Manhattan, Bettie will be visiting Great Bend at least two times per quarter to meet with clients. The Great Bend phone number and office for Keating & Associates will remain the same.
Dee and her husband, Sylvan, plan to spend more time with family and traveling during their retirement. They have five adult children and nine grandchildren living in four states.
“I’m looking forward to slowing down, concentrating on my wonderful family and working on my bucket list,” Bleeker said. “I really care about all of my clients and will miss them, however, they will be in great hands with Bettie and the team at Keating & Associates.”