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Meet Our Team

The people who work at Brian E. Keister and Associates not only have the knowledge and experience to help you pursue your financial goals, but they also happen to be extremely great folks, too! Our staff is always ready to address your concerns, answer your questions, and put you at ease.



Brian Keister is the Senior Financial Consultant at Brian E. Keister & Associates. Brian has been a financial advisor for over 23 years. He has an MBA with a specialization in finance from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and has obtained the following advanced specializations: CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certification, Certified Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC), and Certified Funds Specialist (CFS). Brian is a member of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners, the National Planned Giving Committee, and the River Bend Growth Association. Brian  has served as a member on boards for Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, the River Bend United Way, and the Oasis Women's Center. Brian and his wife, Terri, have been married for 30 years and have three children; Sara, Jacob, and Joshua. Both Brian and Terri have been lifetime residents of the area.


Terri Keister is Brian's wife and the office manager at Brian E. Keister & Associates. In addition she assists with strategic planning for the practice and keeps technology running and up to date.  Terri retired from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville where she taught computer courses for the School of Business. Terri received both her Bachelor's and Master's degree from SIUE. In her spare time, Terri enjoys redecorating her homes, going to the lake, boating, doing craft projects, and spending time with her family.


Jody Chiapelli Jody is a financial consultant at Brian E. Keister and Associates. He joined the team in 1999. Jody graduated from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville with a bachelor's degree in business administration with a specialization in finance. He has obtained his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certification and holds his FINRA Series 7, 63, and 66 securities registrations through Commonwealth Financial Network®.

Jody, his wife, Dayna, and their two children, Kylie and Kaden, live in Glen Carbon. In his spare time, Jody enjoys playing sports (soccer, volleyball, tennis), watching his kids play sports, and is an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Blues fan.

Sara Hinthorne joined the team in 2002. Sara is a planning assistant at Brian E. Keister and Associates. She also happens to be Brian´s daughter. Sara graduated from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville with a bachelor's in business administration with a specialization in finance. She holds her FINRA Series 7 securities registration through Commonwealth Financial Network®.

Sara and her husband, Travis, and their two children live in Bethalto. In her spare time, Sara enjoys spending time with family and friends.


Mary Burnett joined the team in 2007. Mary takes care of the client service tasks at the office. She is the one who calls you to set up your annual review appointment. Mary lives next door to the office and in her spare time enjoys spending time with family and friends.








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