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Jay Harker Senior Vice President Stifel Trust Company, N.A.Jay Harker

Senior Vice President/Director 
Stifel Trust Company, N.A.

Jay has been in the trust industry since 1982.  He is a long-time member of the Estate Planning Council of St. Louis, is Chair of the Probate and Trust Law Steering Committee of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and is Chair of the Missouri Bar’s Corporate Fiduciary Subcommittee.  He has authored numerous articles and presented educational seminars for attorneys, CPAs, clients, and financial professionals nationwide.

Jay graduated from the Saint Louis University School of Law, where he was Assistant Managing Editor of the Saint Louis University Law Journal.  He is admitted in Missouri and Illinois.  He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Illinois and a B.A. in English and Philosophy from Ball State University. 

Trust and fiduciary services are provided by Stifel Trust Company, N.A. and Stifel Trust Company Delaware, N.A. (collectively Stifel Trust Companies), wholly owned subsidiaries of Stifel Financial Corp. and affiliates of Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Member SIPC & NYSE.  Unless otherwise specified, products purchased from or held by Stifel Trust Companies are not insured by the FDIC or any other government agency, are not deposits or other obligations of Stifel Trust Companies, are not guaranteed by Stifel Trust Companies, and are subject to investment risks, including possible loss of the principal invested.  Neither Stifel Trust Companies nor affiliated companies provide legal or tax advice.


Andy Johnson, CLU®, ChFC® Insurance Solutions Manager, Wealth Planning Andy Johnson, CLU®, ChFC® 

Insurance & Annuity Solutions Director
Insurance and Annuity Solutions

Andy has more than 26 years of investment industry experience.  Joining Stifel in 2017, he serves as Insurance Solutions Manager in the Wealth Planning Department.  His responsibilities include leading the Insurance Solutions team in marketing life, long-term care, and disability insurance to Stifel’s financial advisors and their clients.

Among other firms, Andy spent 15 years at Edward Jones, most recently serving as the Insurance Product Leader for their insurance product line.  He earned the Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant designations from the American College.  He also holds Series 7, 26, and 63 securities licenses, as well as life, health, and variable insurance licenses (including annuities).


Rachel Tramontana  Senior Marketing Consultant Marketing, Advertising & Graphics

Rachel Tramontana

Marketing Manager
Marketing, Advertising & Graphics

Rachel has been working with financial advisors’ marketing efforts for 17 years.  She joined Stifel in 2007 as part of its acquisition of Ryan Beck & Co. 

Rachel leverages Stifel’s marketing department, including licensed public communications analysts, social media and web consultants, and corporate writers, to help advisors from around the country build their unique brand and market their services to clients and prospects.  She specializes in creating targeted marketing campaigns and coordinating content creation for advisor websites, brochures, flipbooks, and more.

Rachel earned a Master of Communication and Information Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Rutgers University.  Prior to joining Stifel, she served as a Sales Assistant at U.S. Trust.