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Richard G. Welger

Richard G. Welger

Managing Director

Richard G. Welger, Managing Director in the Melville office of Forest Hills Financial Group (FHFG) has been in the insurance and financial planning industry for over 33 years. After graduating from Syracuse University in 1983, Richard started his career as a Disability Income Specialist with the Paul Revere Insurance Company. Richard worked as a Brokerage Manager with Prudential Select Brokerage in New York City and as a Brokerage Director for Connecticut Mutual. He then founded Select Financial Group of NY, a full service Brokerage General Agency where he was a General Agent for Security Mutual and an Associate General Agent for John Hancock while representing over 20 other companies. Richard would then go on to join Highland Capital Brokerage, A National Brokerage Firm, as a Sales Vice President and then as a Brokerage Director for Mass Mutual for the two years prior to joining Guardian.

Richard’s diverse career has enabled him to become involved in many aspects of the insurance industry, including but not limited to, recruitment and training, sales growth and building organizational infrastructure. His vast knowledge, on point management skills and extensive experience will now be put to good use at FHFG as Richard truly enjoys guiding new associates to build successful careers. As a result of his strong sense of industry Richard has been a member of AALU and NAIFA as has served on multiple field advisory committees’ for many of the Life Insurance carriers he represented.

For many years Richard coached his daughters’ basketball and soccer teams. He thoroughly enjoyed his ten years as Head Coach for the Plainview Girls Travel Soccer Team that won many division titles as well as tournament championships. Richard is an avid sports enthusiast and in his spare time enjoys playing golf, tennis, and cycling. He resides in Plainview with his wife Karen. They have two daughters, Lauren and Melissa.



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