Andrew A. Heckel Senior Financial Advisor Senior Portfolio Manager First Vice President Andrew believes transparent client service is the foundation of wealth management success, so he works to ensure clients receive meaningful guidance and proactive communication at every stage of wealth management: accumulation, preservation and distribution. Andrew is a specially qualified Senior Portfolio Manager who, in addition to providing traditional advice and guidance, can help clients pursue their objectives by managing on a discretionary basis [his/her] own personalized or defined strategies, which may incorporate individual stocks and bonds, Merrill model portfolios, and third-party investment strategies. A Senior Portfolio Manager may make their strategies available to clients working with other Merrill advisors. A graduate of Clemson University, Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a minor in business management. Andrew is an active community member and has been involved with Habitat for Humanity and Ducks Unlimited. He enjoys an active lifestyle and is a Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling coach appointed with USA Wrestling. Andrew and his wife, Anna, have two children and reside in Scottsdale, Arizona. *Investments & Wealth Institute (The Institute) is the owner of the certification marks CPWA and Certified Private Wealth Advisor. Use of CPWA, and/or Certified Private Wealth Advisor signifies that the user has successfully completed the Institute's initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for wealth advisors.