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    Steven Smith

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

    Financial Advisor

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    Steven began his career in the financial services industry in 1981 as a pension advisor and became a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch in 1983. He brings more than 30 years of financial and wealth management experience to The Smith Group. Areas of focus include retirement and income planning, tax advantaged strategies, estate planning services - wealth structuring, transfer, and gifting.

    Steven received a Division 1 scholarship to play football at Utah State and later graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance. He lives in San Clemente, California with his wife Suzanne. He has four sons, Chris, Travis, Tyler, and Luke and he has three grandchildren. He enjoys beach time with family and friends, riding his bike to Trestles Surf Break, and is an avid sports fan.

          888 San Clemente Drive
          Suite 300
          Newport Beach, CA 92660
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          Travis Lee Smith, CFP

          Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

          Financial Advisor

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          Travis is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional focusing on overall strategy and integrating various wealth management strategies for the team. He has helped develop and guide the team's approach to investing in high quality securities that seek to provide and grow retirement income to clients. He leverages his previous work experience as a commercial real estate broker where he advised companies and property owners in transacting leases, sales, and investment in Southern California. He left the commercial real estate industry in 2010 to join his father at Merrill Lynch and formed The Smith Group in 2011.

          He received a Division 1 scholarship to play basketball at the University of San Diego and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in real estate. He lives in Newport Beach, California and enjoys sporting events, reading, traveling, surfing, playing basketball, and spending time with his family.

                888 San Clemente Drive
                Suite 300
                Newport Beach, CA 92660
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                Casey Williams

                Wealth Strategy Associate

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                Casey began his career with Merrill Lynch in 2007 and began working with Steven in 2008. He focuses on efficient administration and client satisfaction by tending to both day-to-day and long-term needs of clients.

                Casey graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy while focusing on business ethics and law. He lives in Anaheim, California and enjoys playing guitar, playing soccer, practicing karate, and golfing.

                      888 San Clemente Drive
                      Suite 300
                      Newport Beach, CA 92660

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