Dennis J. Drescher
AZ, CA, FL, IL, NY, WI
Kim R. Jenson
Chicago Complex Director
Market Area Manager
Kim has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. She is currently Managing Director and Chicago Complex Director for UBS Wealth Management Americas. Her previous roles at UBS include Complex Director for the UBS offices in Northbrook, Barrington and Wisconsin, Chief of Staff for the CEO and Head of WM Communication, and Midwest Regional Director. Before joining UBS Kim was a regional director with Piper Jaffray, Inc., based in Minneapolis, MN and VP of corporate cash management, Norwest Bank (Now, Wells Fargo).
She has led “Leading for Growth” programs in the U.S. and Switzerland for UBS managers throughout the world. She attended The Fuqua School of Business Executive Education Advanced Management Program at Duke University, the Securities Industry Institute at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and the Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC. Kim graduated from Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota, with a degree in marketing and management. Kim holds FINRA Series 3, 7, 9, 10 and 66 licenses and is a Certified Cash Manager.
In 2013, Kim was awarded with the Edward J. Connolly Leadership Award honoring her as a UBS manager who exemplifies excellence, leadership, integrity, courage and a never ending passion to help people. She received the UBS Global Employee Award for Team Impact in 2014 for her work with the Citizen Schools Program. Kim was inducted into the YWCA of the City of New York's Academy of Women in Leaders (AWL) and received the Women of Distinction award in 2010.
Originally from Alexandria and Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kim and her husband, Tom Elsen, live in Chicago. Her son's family lives in Minneapolis. Kim enjoys sailboat racing, travel and running. She is an executive board member of the Children's Research Fund, a former trustee of Minnesota Public Radio and Minnesota Opera. She participates in various community programs including the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation (CCFA), Chicago Foundation for Women and Friends of Ngong Road.
CA, CO, FL, IL, WI
Geoffrey C. Centner
Geoffrey, a 20 year veteran of the financial services industry began his career in 1990 as a financial advisor, Branch Manager, and Regional Director at a privately held investment firm. From 1998-2007, Geoffrey was the Complex Manager at Morgan Stanley for Cleveland, Chicago and Detroit. He joined Merrill Lynch in 2007 to become their Regional Sales Manager overseeing Wisconsin & Illinois. Currently, he is the Resident Manager of the UBS Tower Wealth Management office in Downtown Chicago. He and his wife reside in Winnetka, IL with their two children.
Shari S. Winkelman
Complex Admin Manager
Shari has over 28 years of experience in the financial services industry. Shari began her career with EF Hutton & Company in New York as a Regional Assistant Cashier. She joined Prudential Securities in 1988 as a Market Surveillance Analyst and Regional Compliance Officer. Shari relocated to Florida with Prudential and joined the Boca Raton office as a Margin Clerk. She recently returned to UBS as the Chicago Tower Complex Administrative Manager after spending the past few years with Raymond James & Assoc. in West Palm Beach, Florida. From 1992 – 2010, Shari was with PaineWebber/UBS in several key administrative and management roles including Division Administration Officer, Regional/Division Control Officer, Branch Administrative Manager, Assistant Branch Manager, Operations Manager and Financial Advisor.
Shari has two daughters in college, and has served on the Board of Trustees for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Board of Directors of Jewish Family & Children's Service, and Member of Executive Women of Palm Beaches. Over the years, she has been involved in a number of UBS development programs including Branch Management Development, Leading for Business Impact, and Leaders Leading Change.
FL, IL, WI
Leslie Diane Mercier
Complex Supervisory Officer
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Lushone "Shone" Bennett
Shone joined the UBS Chicago Wealth Management Leadership Team as a Complex Supervisory Officer in November of 2015. Shone was previously the Control Officer of UBS Private Wealth Management in Chicago, IL. He joined the UBS Private Wealth Management branch in 2008 and brings a wealth of client services experience and creative solutions to Private Wealth Management. Prior to joining UBS in 2008 Shone was an Assistant Vice President at Morgan Stanley in the Times Square New York and Oak Brook, Illinois offices. At Morgan, Shone served as a Risk Officer and Operations Manager between 2004 to 2008.
Shone earned a B.A. from Berkley College and lives in the Western Suburbs with his wife Juanita, son Donovan, and daughter Gabrielle.
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Katie began her career with UBS in Chicago as an intern with UBS' Corporate Cash Management Group in 2010. In 2012, she accepted a full-time position with the team as a Client Service Associate. In this role, she supported Paul Tashima, Louis Paster, Greg Glyman and the team's marketing and communication efforts. Recipient of the Chicago Tower Community Service award, she leads the complex FUN Committee organizing events with a focus on strengthening corporate culture. She joined the Chicago Complex Leadership team in May 2014 a Branch Office Administrator.
Katie is a native of Lexington, Kentucky and graduated magna cum laude from DePaul University with a degree in Finance and a minor in Accounting. During her time at DePaul, she served as President of the DePaul College Republicans and Philanthropy Chair for her sorority. In her free time, Katie enjoys travel, ballet, modern dance, running and spending time with friends and family.
Branch Office Admin
Kyla began her career in the Financial Services Industry and at UBS in 2012. Currently, Kyla is the Branch Office Administrator for the Wealth Management Chicago Complex as part of the office leadership team. She is passionate about contributing to the culture of UBS in a positive way. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Kentucky with an area of concentration in Business Management and is looking forward to taking the next steps in developing within her career.
Kyla speaks conversational Japanese and enjoys learning about other cultures, business networking, painting and event planning, as well as spending time with friends and family. She is third eldest of twelve siblings, who still reside in her hometown of Louisville, KY.