Broker Check

Directors

Donald B. Crane, PhD, CFP®, AIF®

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Dr. Crane is a professor emeritus of finance at California State University, Fullerton, where for over 40 years he was responsible for instruction in financial planning, portfolio management, retirement and estate planning, and investments. He was the founding Program Director for the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards registered curriculum at the University.

He graduated from the University of Southern California with a doctorate in business administration with an emphasis in finance. He had previously been awarded an MBA and BA from USC and California State University, Fullerton, respectively.

Dr. Crane was actively involved with the University`s Continuing Learning Experience (CLE) Program for seniors, he is past chair of the President`s Task Force on Affordable Housing and supported many student organizations on the campus. He is past chair and current member of the CSUF Foundation investment committee as well as a founding member of the Center for Insurance Studies advisory board.

Dr. Crane has been a member of the Standards Writing Committee and the Examination Writing Committee for the CFP Board of Standards.

He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), a past member of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners, the International Association of Financial Planners and was admitted to the Registry of Financial Planning Practitioners. Dr. Crane is also a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the Financial Services Institute.

He has been a consultant for numerous organizations, medical groups, the Small Business Administration and the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Dr. Crane has authored numerous articles on finance and financial planning and is a nationally recognized authority and speaker in the area of personal financial management.

He offers various asset management programs and personalized financial planing services through Cetera Advisor Networks LLC. Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, member FINRA/SIPC, is a full service broker/dealer and Registered Investment Advisor, providing financial planning, investment advice and brokerage services. He is also a registered representative, and holds licenses as a life, disability and variable annuity insurance agent. He was the founder and a real estate broker at Crane Real Estate for over 30 years.

Scott Sloan, CFP®

Director of Operations, Chief Compliance Officer

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Scott graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and an additional emphasis in Personal Financial Planning.

He has been working with Crane & Associates, Financial Planners, since 1992 where he currently holds the position of Director of Operations as well as Chief Compliance Officer. Over the years, Scott has assisted clients with asset allocation and investments, IRA and pension plan rollovers, issuance of life insurance, college cost planning, long-term care insurance analysis and estate transfers upon the death of a spouse/parent.

Scott currently heads the firm’s advisory division where he advises clients on their outside ERISA plan (401(k), 457, 403(b), etc.) asset allocations. He has also assisted in the establishment and administration of 401(k) Plans, SIMPLE Plans and Solo 401(k) Plans for many of Crane & Associates’ corporate and individual clients.

Scott is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and offers various asset management programs and personalized financial planning services through Cetera Advisor Networks LLC. Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, member FINRA/SIPC, is a full service broker/dealer and Registered Investment Advisor, providing financial planning, investment advice and brokerage services. He is also a registered representative, and holds licenses as a life, disability and variable annuity insurance agent.

Regina I. Vassia

Director of Client Services

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Regina is a 1997 graduate of California State University, Fullerton.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and an emphasis in Personal Financial Planning.

Regina has been employed at Crane & Associates Financial Planning Firm since the completion of her studies at CSUF and is the Director of Client Services.  Pertinent occupational experience includes employment with Smith Barney`s Trust Services Department, and CNA/California Central Trust Bank.  During her six years at California Central Trust Bank, Regina acted as a Trust Administrator dealing with business retirement plans, and specializing in 401(k) Plans, Profit Sharing and Money Purchase Pension Plans.

Regina is a registered representative and is licensed as a life, disability, long term care, and variable annuity insurance agent.  She is also a licensed and registered tax preparer for the state of California.  Some of her daily duties and responsibilities include assisting our office as we help clients with:

· Asset allocation and investments.
· Social Security analysis.
· Tax related issues.
· Individual Retirement Account and Pension Plan rollovers.
· Obtaining appropriate life, disability and long term care insurance.
· Estate transfers upon the passing of client's spouse/parent.
· Establishing and administering:
- 403(b), Simple IRA, and SEP IRA Accounts
- Money Purchase and Profit Sharing Plans
- 529 College Savings Plans

Regina is also a dedicated mother of two teenage boys and a preteen girl.  When she is not acting as a taxi driver for her children, she enjoys spending time with her husband, baking, reading and practicing yoga.

Lily E. Soto, CFP®

Director of Financial Services

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Lily began working at Crane & Associates in December of 2005, shortly after graduating from California State University, Fullerton. She attained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in finance and an emphasis in Personal Financial Planning.

Professional licenses she has obtained over the years include: registered representative, variable annuity, life, health, long-term care, and disability insurance.

As the firm's Director of Financial Services, she oversees many aspects of the firms operations. She assists our office as we help clients with asset allocations and investments, IRA and pension plan rollovers, acquiring life insurance, college cost planning, insurance analysis, retirement plan analysis, etc.

When not at work, she enjoys cooking/baking, running, and reading. In 2007, she completed the San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon after raising funds for the American Heart and Stroke Association.

Vi Houang

Director of Annuity Services

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Vi graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and an emphasis in Personal Financial Planning.

Vi's career has been dedicated to helping individuals and families achieve their financial goals. Prior to joining Crane & Associates in 2008, he worked as a financial consultant with Royal Alliance Associates beginning in 2005. He currently serves as the firm's Director of Annuity Services, and works closely with some of the most reputable companies in retail financial services in search of competitive investment vehicles to help position clients to reach and sustain a comfortable retirement. As part of the implementation process, he helps execute and monitor the various strategies recommended.

Vi is a licensed registered representative and a life, disability and variable annuity insurance agent (CA Lic.# 0E88834). He enjoys a growing clientele in the Pasadena area, as well as Orange County.