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Meet the Team

Financial Professionals

LARRY E. RICKE, CLU™, CHFC™ SPECIAL CARE PLANNER

Financial Services Representative

Domiciled in Indiana

CA Insurance License. #0814058

AR Insurance Producer License #95119

Larry formed Ricke & Associates in 1972 after graduating from Ball State University. Larry received his Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) professional designations from the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He also has advanced degrees in Financial Analysis, Wealth Accumulation, and Estate Planning. Larry Ricke is a registered representative of and offers securities and investment advisory services through MML Investors Services, LLC.

Larry is a qualifying and life member of the life insurance industry's Million Dollar Round Table from 1976 to present, having achieved both Top of the Table and Court of the Table status. He has many years of experience in working with public and closely held corporations, family businesses, franchisees, partnerships, and professionals in designing and implementing executive fringe benefits, group insurance, retirement programs, and business succession plans. Larry has been President of the Indiana State Association of Life Underwriters, President of the Louisville Chapter of CLUTM and ChFCTM, and President of the Louisville Estate Planning Forum.

In 1991, the Southern Indiana Chamber of Commerce named Larry their "Insurance professional of the Year". Larry was also named "Hoosier Life Underwriter of the Year" in 1992 by the Indiana State Association of Life Underwriters.TM This designation is the highest honor given to an insurance agent in the state of Indiana. In 2003 Greater Louisville Inc., the Louisville, KY Metro Chamber of Commerce, named Ricke & Associates an Incredible Award Winner. This award recognizes the outstanding small businesses in the Greater Louisville, KY area.

Larry Ricke is a registered representative of and offers securities through MML Investors Services, LLC.

Supervisory Office: 900 East 96th Street, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46240. Tel: (317) 469-9999.

Ricke & Associates is not a subsidiary or affiliate of MML Investors Services, LLC or its affiliated companies.

MICHAEL A. RICKE, CLU™, CHFC™

Financial Services Representative

Domiciled in Indiana

Mike started his practice and joined his brother Larry in 1982 upon graduation from Eastern Kentucky University.

The focus of Mike's practice is protecting and preserving wealth. Mike works with business owners, professionals, select individuals, and retirees in the specialized areas of business, retirement, estate planning, and wealth transfer planning.

Mike has received the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designations from the American College and has received numerous local, state, and national awards based on his outstanding service and commitment to excellence.

Business First newspaper named Mike one of "Metro Louisville's Foremost Young Business Leaders" in its charter edition of the Forty under 40 in 1996. Mike was also selected as a Torchbearer for the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay based on his charitable contributions to the Louisville metropolitan area.

Mike Ricke is a registered representative of and offers securities through MML Investors Services, LLC.

Supervisory Office: 900 East 96th Street, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46240. Tel: (317) 469-9999.

Ricke & Associates is not a subsidiary or affiliate of MML Investors Services, LLC or its affiliated companies.

MATTHEW E. RICKE, LUTCF

Financial Services Representative

Domiciled in Indiana

Matt received his life and heath insurance license in December of 2004 and joined Ricke & Associates in January of 2005. Matt's key focus is on building relationships and educating clients to help bring greater financial security to themselves and those they care about.

Matt is the President and co-founder of KYPNA (Kentuckiana Professionals Networking Association). He is a member and the event coordinator for the Sunnyside Chapter of Business Networking International. In addition, Matt serves as the education chair for the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Matt is also very active in the local Chamber of Commerce and participates in the local Big Brother/Big Sister Program.

Matt Ricke is a registered representative of and offers securities through MML Investors Services, LLC.

Supervisory Office: 900 East 96th Street, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46240. Tel: (317) 469-9999.

Ricke & Associates is not a subsidiary or affiliate of MML Investors Services, LLC or its affiliated companies.

Our Client Support Team

Tracy Kennybrook

Client Specialist and Case Manager

Tracy Kennybrook joined Ricke & Associates in the summer of 2015 as a client specialist and case manager who goes above and beyond to help make your experience with Ricke & Associates a great one. Tracy prides herself on her excellent work ethic and is very eager to help our clients by managing the process of their applications, by finding out answers to questions they might have, and by keeping them informed about the status of their policies, claims, or retirement plans.

Tracy has had a long history as a tax planner and office manager at a local tax service agency before joining Ricke & Associates. Tracy brings with her an important knowledge of numbers and an impressive attention to detail. In her free time, Tracy enjoys traveling to the beach, shopping for bargains, and spending time with her family.

Reese Greer

Client Specialist and Case Manager

Reese Greer joined Ricke & Associates in August 2015 and brings many valuable years of experience with her. It is Reese’s goal and priority to provide a high level of service to all of our clients and to establish and maintain a trusting working relationship. Reese is excited to get to know our clients and learn about what makes them unique.

Reese has a long a varied work history with local companies in which she served as a group marketing agent, administrative assistant, office manager, and performer. Reese brings with her a wide variety of skills and knowledge in the business industry. In her free time, Reese enjoys running, biking, hiking, designing clothes, comedy, and writing.

KATHY FARMER

Health Insurance and Group Insurance Specialist

Kathy started with Ricke & Associates in November of 1981 as the sole administrative support person. At that time, she handled all aspects of servicing all lines of coverage offered by Ricke & Associates.

Today Kathy is Ricke & Associate's key person for all individual and group health and ancillary clients. Kathy's attentive service and work ethic, as well as her willingness to intervene on behalf of clients, makes her an invaluable asset to our individual and group ancillary policyholders. Her current responsibilities include servicing all health, dental, group life, group short and long term disability, Medicare supplement, long term care, travel accident, and pre-paid legal accounts. Kathy acts as a mediator between the contract holder and insurer to help obtain the best fit and pricing for our clients.

Kathy is a licensed Life and Health agent. In addition, Kathy is very active in her community and serves as a board member and deaconate for Floyd Knobs Christian Church.

EMILY RICKE HEINE

Marketing Specialist

Emily graduated from Indiana University with highest honors in 1997. She received her BS in Marketing and a minor in Psychology. After graduating, Emily went on to receive her life and health license before joining Ricke & Associates in the summer of 1997. Emily is the marketing coordinator and the key contact for franchisee/franchisor relations at Ricke & Associates. She works closely with Larry Ricke to help franchisees throughout the United States put together custom benefits that help reward and retain their employees as well as benefits that help franchisees prepare for their future, business succession, and retirement.

Emily has been active in the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the local Chamber of Commerce, and many volunteer organizations including St. Elizabeth's Regional Maternity Center, Volunteers of America, and the local hospital's Healthier Community Initiative.