Evelyn Gellar, FSCP®, LUTCF, RICP®, CDFA®, CLTC®
Evelyn Gellar is a Managing Director with Forest Hills Financial Group (FHFG) who has flourished in many professional roles throughout her many years in financial services. A forward-thinking business development leader, Evelyn takes pride in her ability to build and nurture relationships as she helps associates be the best they can be through coaching and training. Throughout her career, Evelyn has been devoted to advocating for diversity and inclusion and to giving a voice to the needs of women, thus advancing a more equitable future for all.
An experienced agent in the financial services industry served as an early mentor for Evelyn, and when he introduced her to the career, she was off and running. Evelyn began her professional journey with MetLife, determined to gain industry knowledge and education to best serve her clients and confidently lead a team of advisors. During her eleven-year tenure with MetLife as a Sales Manager and Agency Sales Director, followed by seven years with Penn Mutual as a Sr. Vice President of Market Development, and AVP of Strategic Partnerships, Evelyn consistently translated the vision of her role into results.
Evelyn has qualified for Leaders conference both as an agent and Manager, and as a Top 10 office was a Chairman’s Qualifier. Continued Development is at the core of her success through the industry designations. Evelyn currently holds the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®), Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®), Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF®), Financial Services Certified Professional (FSCP®) and Certification in Long Term Care (CLTC®). Her FINRA registrations include Series 6, 63, 7, 24 and 53. Evelyn graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Now with FHFG, Evelyn is committed to cultivating the talents and skills of the firm’s newest associates while motivating more experienced associates to reach and exceed their professional goals.
Evelyn’s strong sense of professionalism and community keep her actively involved. She currently serves as National Board Trustee of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Services (NAIFA) and served as the first Latina President for the National Association of Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS).
In her spare time, Evelyn enjoys playing golf, cruising and working on her personal development. Evelyn currently resides in West Islip, NY with her husband Steven. They have two adult children, Lindsey and Mark, currently studying Law and Engineering.
Registered Representative and Financial Advisor of Park Avenue Securities LLC (PAS). OSJ: 200 Broadhollow Road, Suite 405, Melville, NY 11747, 631-589-5400. Securities products and advisory services offered through PAS, member FINRA, SIPC. Financial Representative of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), New York, NY. Forest Hills Financial Group is not an affiliate or subsidiary of Guardian. 2022-141551 Exp.7/24.