Laura Vaughn Announced as Recipient of the 2017 Millennial Advisor Award

Vaughn was one of 10 rising stars selected for The American College of Financial Services’ award.

BRYN MAWR, Penn. —Laura Vaughn, CFP®, Partner at North Star Resource, has been announced as a recipient of The American College of Financial Services’ 2017 Millennial Advisor Award. Ten millennial financial advisors have been chosen for this year’s awards and will be recognized at The College’s annual President’s Dinner on November 17, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA.

This is the second year of the Millennial Advisor Award, which honors financial advisors under the age of 35 who have made a significant impact within their profession. The awards were born in 2016 from the creation of the Millennial Advisory Task Force, formed by The American College out of the need for a platform where top young advisors could collaborate and share ideas. The winners of this year’s award, selected by the Task Force, not only show outstanding performance and leadership, but also have given back to their communities and demonstrate a high level of commitment, dedication, and integrity.

Vaughn, speaking to The American College, acknowledged: “I try not to be ‘set in my ways,’” and needs to be constantly learning. “There is so much to be learned from peers who are doing well and from more experienced advisors. Being open and receptive to change is an important advantage for a younger financial advisor.”

Based in North Star’s Houston, TX office, Vaughn is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin. She became Securian Financial Services, Inc.’s first female New Advisor of the Year in 2011 and in 2012, was featured in Life Health Pro magazine on succeeding as a young female advisor at the age of 23. She has been distinguished as a Court of the Table member of the Million Dollar Round Table, is a member of Securian’s Women’s Interactive Sales Exchange (WISE), and is a recipient of Securian’s 2014 Protecting Hopes and Dreams Award, which celebrates the efforts of advisors living out a significant role in the lives of their clients. She additionally is a mentor to young advisors in the Houston office.

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About North Star Resource Group
North Star Resource Group is a Minneapolis-based financial services firm that provides both individuals and businesses with the resources to help create, preserve and protect their wealth. North Star has more than 150 full time advisors and over 150 employees. In a network of over 40 offices in 22 states, they have contributed to the financial security and well-being of over 120,000 individuals and small businesses**. To learn more about North Star Resource Group, visit

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Awards and club membership are based primarily on commissions, premiums, or fees generated from investment and insurance products and other criteria relative to leadership, achievement, and recruiting. Working with this individual or firm is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investors should conduct their own evaluation. The Millennial Award is based primarily on criteria relative to leadership, achievement, and recruiting selected by the applicant. Individuals must be current with membership dues and submit an application fee for consideration. Working with this firm and this individual is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investors should conduct their own evaluation. In order to be granted some of these awards, individuals must be in good standing with the organization in terms of their applications and payments.

North Star Consultants, Inc. – Insurance Products and Services. CRI Securities, LLC – Securities and Investments. Securian Financial Services, Inc. – Variable Products and Securities.

North Star Resource Group offers securities and investment advisory services through CRI Securities, LLC and Securian Financial Services, Inc.  Members FINRA/SIPC.  CRI Securities, LLC is affiliated with Securian Financial Services, Inc. and North Star Resource Group. North Star Resource Group is not affiliated with Securian Financial Services, Inc. North Star Resource Group is independently owned and operated.

**Data as of 12/31/2015

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