As the Managing Principal of Hunken Ewing Financial Group, Mr. Van A. Ewing II shares responsibility for firm-wide management with Mr. Scott B. Hunken and is member to the Executive Leadership team. He holds the primary leadership position in the firm for their recruiting and retention, wealth management and investments, compliance, and marketing. Additionally, he acts as a consultant and mentor to all members of the firm.
With 14 years of experience, Van is a recognized leader in the insurance and financial services industry. He has qualified for Guardian’s Leader’s Club three times and Guardian’s Presidential Citation in Field Management award, Platinum level. Van has also been a qualifier for the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT).
Mr. Ewing received his BBA in Finance from Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville and his MBA in Finance from Howard University. He serves as a Board Member of NAIFA Illinois Foundation, Board Member of Howard University School of Business, and previously served as Corporate Advisory Board Member of LaRabida Hospital and the American Lung Association-Chicago Region. Van has also been recognized as a “Man of Excellence” by the Chicago Defender in 2015 and as one of Howard University’s most prominent business school alumni in 2010. On May 11, 2018, Mr. Ewing had the privilege of returning to his alma mater to deliver the Keynote address to the Howard University School of Business, 2018 Graduation class.
Prior to joining Hunken Ewing Financial Group, Van was Managing Partner for New York Life Insurance Company (NYLIC). He was responsible for growing agency and managing teams in insurance, retirement, and financial planning. He was responsible for growing the downtown Chicago NYLIC office from scratch to one of the largest offices in the NYLIC agency system. His career began at Texaco, Inc. (now known as Chevron Corp.), with his last position being Director of Corporate Development and Strategic Initiatives.
Van currently resides in the Edgewater area of Chicago with his wife, Elizabeth, and their son. As a family, they enjoy University of Wisconsin Badger football games, attending Formula-1 racing events globally, long walks and runs through the city with their two dogs, and relaxing with nearby family and friends. As a hobby, Van loves the tasting of small Napa vineyard wines and specific wines of the Burgundy region of France. He is also very active in his church, St. Paul’s United Church of Christ and serves on the church’s Capital Campaign Committee.
Registered Principal & Financial Advisor of Park Avenue Securities, General Agent of Guardian. CA License #0L51531.
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