Our National Support Team Mary T. Young, ChFC®, CRPC, CFP®Director of Financial Advisory ServicesMary T. Young is the Director of Financial Advisory Services at Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. She specializes in helping evolve the financial planning process, enhance the proprietary financial software, and managing the third-party relationships as they relate to the national planning team.Mary holds the Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) and Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM (CRPC®) designations and the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certification. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Finance with a minor in Accounting from the University of Connecticut. Nasser Ali, CFA, CFP®, AAMS, CMFC, CRPCDirector of Financial Advisory ServicesNasser Ali is the Director of Financial Advisory Services at Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. He has prior experience has a portfolio manager, responsible for managing customized investment portfolios totaling close to $400 million.Nasser holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA), Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor (CMFC), Accredited Asset Management SpecialistSM (AAMS®), and Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM (CRPC®) designations and the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(TM) (CFP(R)) certification. He received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the Association of Investment Management and Research and the Baltimore Security Analysts Society. He previously published an article in the Encyclopedia of World Terrorism entitled, “The Impact of 9/11 on the Global Economy.” Robert E. Appel, J.D.*, LL.M., MBASecond Vice President of National Design/Advanced PlanningRobert E. Appel is the Second Vice President of National Design/Advanced Planning at Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. He is listed in numerous sections and editions of Who’s Who (including Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in the World) and is a member of the American and Connecticut Bar Associations.Robert received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Central Connecticut State University; his Juris Doctor from the University of Bridgeport School of Law; his Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Connecticut, and his Master of Laws in Taxation from Boston University School of Law. Timothy S. Johnson, J.D.*, CRPCChief Investment StrategistTimothy S. Johnson is the Chief Investment Strategist at Lincoln Financial Advisors. He specializes in fixed-income, equity allocations, alternative investments, and affluent wealth management.Timothy holds the Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM (CRPC®) designation and Series 7 registration. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Lipscomb University and received his Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University School of Law.*Licensed, not practicing on behalf of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp.