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Compliance Team


Tom Hellings headshotThomas Hellings5
Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Wealth Compliance
Girard Investment Services, LLC
Contact Thomas Hellings
As a senior vice president and managing director of wealth compliance, Tom brings more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry to his role at Girard. In providing support to the chief compliance officer, Tom uses his attention to detail and extensive experience to ensure all rules and regulations are met. He earned his bachelor's degree in economics from Dickinson College and holds FINRA Series licenses 4, 6, 7, 24, 53 and 66. When he isn’t working, Tom enjoys playing golf, grilling, and woodworking.


Karen LaTourette headshotKaren LaTourette5
Compliance Associate
Girard Investment Services, LLC
Contact Karen LaTourette
Karen has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry which includes her past experience working with investment advisory firms and broker-dealers. As a compliance associate, she works closely with Girard Advisory Services, LLC and Girard Investment Services, LLC teams to help protect their customers and market integrity. Karen specializes in implementing investment-related compliance programs that adhere to regulations. Prior to joining Girard, Karen served as the compliance officer at SEI Investments Distribution Company, the broker-dealer for SEI Investments. Karen earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from Ursinus College and has obtained her FINRA Series 4 (Registered Options Principal), Series 7 (General Securities Representative), Series 24 (General Securities Principal) and Series 53 (Municipal Securities Principal) licenses and NASAA Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law) and Series 65 (Uniform Investment Advisor Law) licenses. When she’s not working, Karen enjoys hiking, camping, biking and volunteering her time to various community outreach programs. Karen resides in Franconia, PA with her husband and son.
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