board members



-Certified Specialist in Planned Giving - American Institute for Philanthropic Studies (2004)

-Certified Estate Advisor - NAFEP (2005)

-Accredited Investment Fiduciary - Center for Fiduciary Studies (2004)

32-year advisor to individuals, families, business entities and not-for-profit organizations in areas of wealth management, pension plan design, investment planning and employee communications, with focus on long-term strategies for capital preservation with optimal return.


Objective – Senior financial management role – open to considering consulting services and focus areas outside retirement services and pension planning.  Willing to travel 50%+ of the time.


2003 - Present Founder, WEALTH & INCOME MANAGEMENT GROUP, Beverly Hills, CA 

-Managed $120 million in assets and advised 100 clients

-Primary focus on entertainment clients, medical practices, retirement and estate planning


2001 - 2003Financial Advisor, A. G. EDWARDS, Santa Monica, CA

-Chairman's Club Producer (highest level) each year 

-Managed $300 million in assets and advised 120 clients


1993 - 2001Financial Advisor, PAINE WEBBER (later UBS), Century City, CA 

-Chairman's Club Producer (highest level) every year 

-Managed $300 million in assets and advised 150 clients


1991 – 1993 Director of Retirement Services, BEAR STEARNS, New York, NY

-Closed over one hundred 401(K) pension plans including Desert Inn Hotel and the Kimpton Group

-While experiencing an overwhelming success with assets gathered, the Retirement Services department was closed in 1993 as company’s compliance department ranked the work in the area as higher risk and liability than other firm work.


1989-1991Director of Retirement Services, OPPENHEIMER Brokerage Firm, 

New York, NY

-Trained brokers throughout the country to market 40l(K) plan business and        assisted in all technical aspects of the sales process

-Developed $200 million dollars in assets-under-management including pension plans for the Cities of Ventura and Santa Monica, California


1981 – 1989 Financial Advisor, E.F.HUTTON, Los Angeles, CA

-Blue Chip Club Level (highest) each year

-Specialized in ERISA and implementing 401(K) plans

-Endorsed by the California Medical, Dental and Structural Engineers Associations



Author and Media Financial Pundit


TV Interviews including: Today Show, Bloomberg, NBC Nightly News, CNBC, CNN, Fox on Money, 

Lifetime, Los Angeles KTLA news


Interviews/quotes including: Investor’s Business Daily, Smart Money, U.S. News & World Report, Money Magazine, Business Week, Redbook Magazine, New York Times, Los Angeles Times


Published Financial Books:

-Retire Rich: The Baby Boomer's Guide to a Secure Future (Wiley – 1998)

-Set for Life: A Financial Planning Guide for People Over 50 (Penton – 1999)

-Getting Yours: It's Not Too Late to Have the Wealth You Want (Wiley – 2001)

-Financial Bliss: A Couple's Guide to Merging Money Styles and Building a Rich Life Together (AMACOM – 2006) 


Professional Associations:

-Founding member of the American Society of Pension Actuaries (ASPA)

-National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA)

-Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA)

-Association of Fund Raising Professionals

-Society for Nonprofit Organizations


Professional Recognition:

-Recipient of the Woman of Achievement in Finance award from the Century City Chamber of Commerce

-Woman of the Year award by the Business and Professional Women's Division of the 

United Jewish Fund

-Nominated for Los Angeles Business Journal “Women Making a Difference” Award


Civic Participation and Recognition:

-Woman of the Year Award for the United Jewish Federation

-Woman of Action Award for the Israeli Cancer Research Fund

-Board Director for Children's Cancer Research Fund, the Mancini Institute, We Are the World and USA for Africa, American Cancer Society, Los Angeles Children’s Hospital Foundation

-Trustee for House Ear Institute

-Ambassador to the Weizmann Institute of Science

-Chairman, President's Council for Easter Seals, Southern California

-Northwestern University National Advisory Council for the School of Speech 



-Northwestern University – BS in Speech and Theater – June 1979

-University of California – Masters in Estate Planning and Planned Giving – June 2004


Scott Mertie

Scott R. Mertie, Member in Charge

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Aroll Jones

Aroll Jones, Wang Foundation for sight restoration

Aroll Jones -Managing Partner

U-Locks, LLC

Nashville, TN 37211

Office: 615-333-8352

Fax: 615-333-9694

Cell: 615-294-4444

  • President U-Locks, LLC and Inventor of the U-Locks’ Deadbolt System, which is manufactured and assembled in Tennessee with hardware partners in China.
  • The U-Locks® tradition began when Aroll Jones invented the first U-Shape Handle or Door Pull.
    Today U-Locks Door Pull is the brand behind U-Locks® Anti-Bump Deadbolt Locking System. U-Locks, LLC aspires to become a national and global consumer brand by manufacturing highquality door securing hardware, Head Quarters in Nashville Tennessee.
    U-Locks® bring a new level of Anti-Bumping security with New Tech-Deadbolts and Door Strike design for both exterior and interior doors. For home and commercial doors, our customer base includes Locksmith, Hardware outlets, Distributors, commercial, industrial, and residential end-users.
  • As an Entrepreneur with several patents Mr. Jones focus is on Research & Development, International Manufacturing, Global Supply Chain Management, and Creating Jobs in the Great State of Tennesse.

James Looper

James Looper
Attorney at law
HBSS Hall Booth Smith and Slover
The Tower, 611 Commerce St, Ste 3000, N, TN, 37203, Direct: 627-1669