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Dennis J. Drescher

Market Head
Market Area Manager

Dennis Drescher is the Market Head for the Chicago Tower. He is a forty year veteran of the securities industry.

Mr. Drescher graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston.

Mr. Drescher is on the Board of Directors of Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He is a trustee of the National Retirement Plan for the American Conference of Cantors. He was named Northeastern Illinois University’s Man of the Year for his civic and philanthropic activities, and is the recipient of the George D. Kennedy Leadership and Service Award for his ongoing contributions in support of the mission of Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Patricia A. Hennessy

Associate Director
Executive Assistant to Market Head

Patricia has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. She holds series 7 and 8 licenses and has been with UBS since 2003. Prior to her current role, Patricia was an Executive Assistant for the Midwest Region and Administrative Manager for Chicago Private Wealth.

Ms Hennessy graduated from Boston College with a BS in Nursing, and had worked in a Cardiac Surgical and Medical Intensive Care Unit in Boston.

Ms Hennessy has volunteered at Camp 'One Step at A Time', an organization for children with cancer and leukemia for the past 15 years. She is also a past member of the Chicago Children's Lurie Hospital Corporate Champion's Board, and one of the founders of the signature event, The Children's Hospital Car Raffle, which ran for 15 years in Chicago.

Patricia currently resides in Chicago, enjoys skiing, biking and travel.

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Bob Vasa

Assistant Market Head
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With more than 17 years of experience in the financial services industry, Bob joined UBS in 2008. Bob is a director responsible for helping financial advisors to grow their business practices in the Chicago Tower Market. This encompasses transactional and investment linked products across all asset classes as well as hedging and trading through a wealth management approach. In addition, Bob sources partnering opportunities to leverage the firm's capabilities; which deliver institutional products to very sophisticated high-net-worth clients.

Bob has been with UBS for over 10 years and is the Assistant Market Head for the Chicago Tower. He has played a vital role in growing and retaining employee culture across the firm, transforming the Chicago Tower into a leading Market, by coaching his financial advisors, support staff and management team to serve their clients to the best of their abilities. His leadership is critical to sustaining long-term growth and retaining the industries best talent. Bob is well known for his networking and collaborative success by working across the firm to take full advantage of our capabilities, ensuring the world’s largest wealth manager continues to deliver the excellence our client expect. He is working to actively move decision making closer to the client for a successful delivery of WMA's new, more efficient operating model.

Bob is actively involved at the Ravinia Festival as an Executive Board member of the Ravinia Associates raising funds and increasing awareness for Chicago Public Schools music programs. Bob consistently receives the Global Community Award for his outstanding contributions to society in partnership with UBS Community Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility Americas. As a globally recognized leader in volunteer efforts, Bob promotes the long-term intention of UBS, to be a responsible corporate citizen. Over the years his efforts have achieved demonstrable, recognized and sustained impact in their communities.

A Chicagoland native, Bob received a B.A. in Economics and Finance from The University of Illinois Urbana –Champaign. Bob is married to Malin and they have two daughters.

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Daniel Dougherty

Administrative Manager

Dan has experience in all areas of financial services with a focus on the operational and regulatory aspects of private wealth management. Having worked at Merrill Lynch for the majority of his career and most recently as both Chief Operating and Compliance Officer at a number of Chicago-based hybrid investment operations, Dan has managed processes in companies of all sizes, specializing in delivering first class client service. Dan performs the duties of the Chicago Tower Market Area Administrative Officer while residing in Old Town with his wife Tracy. They enjoy their 39 nieces and nephews often here in Chicago and in Wisconsin and appreciate jogging with Back On My Feet or on their own on Chicago's lakefront. Dan is a sports and fishing fanatic and holds an MBA in Corporate Finance from Keller Graduate School of Management and a BA in Economics from St. Mary's College in Winona, MN.

Christopher Meyer

Associate Director
Supervisory Officer

Chris Meyer has been in the Financial Services industry for over 22 years.  Chris started his career at the Chicago Stock Exchange ("CHX") where he spent 6 years in the Exchange's Customer Service and Market Regulation departments.  After the CHX, Chris spent 16 years in E*TRADE Financial Corporation's Compliance department.  While at E*TRADE, Chris held various senior level compliance roles including serving as the Chief Compliance Officer of E*TRADE's Capital Markets division as well as managing the Firm's Retail Trading & Surveillance department. 

Chris holds a JD from the Chicago-Kent College of Law and maintains the FINRA Series 7, 63, 55 and 24 registrations.  Chris lives in Glen Ellyn with his wife and three kids.

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Heather Anne Miller

Wealth Planning Associate

Heather began her career in public accounting at Andersen Tax. She worked as a Business Valuations Analyst and Experienced Tax Associate. In the Valuation group she valued privately-held companies for business owners for purposes of divorce litigation, estate planning, stock option pricing, and buy-sell succession planning. In the Tax group she built financial statements for privately-held corporate clients and participated in tax compliance and planning for high net worth individuals, public and private companies.

She is currently a Wealth Planning Analyst at UBS, where she works closely with financial advisors to service high net worth clients through comprehensive financial planning. As a financial planner, she provides expertise in retirement planning and cash flow analysis, executive compensation strategies, risk and liability management, business succession planning, charitable planning and estate planning.

Heather earned her B.S. in Economics, French and International Studies from Boston College in 2011. She has earned the Accredited Wealth Management Advisor designation.

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Conchita Campbell-Peters

Branch Office Administrator

Conchita has been a part of the UBS family for 13 years.  She started out as a Receptionist with Restaurant Associates.  As a new branch opened, Conchita was offered an opportunity to join the Operations department of the growing business and has been a dedicated employee, providing exceptional service to UBS clients and staff. Conchita has background history in Human Resources and was asked to take on some HR responsibilities with onboarding UBS employees.

In April of 2016, Conchita joined the Chicago Tower Market Area Management Team as a Branch Office Administrator.

Conchita attended Chicago State University and earned a degree in education.  Conchita has volunteered her services in multiple UBS projects. Conchita currently resides in Chicago with her husband Jeffery and daughter.  In her time away from work she enjoys planning events for her family, shopping and cooking.

Adriana Serna

Associate Director
Supervisory Officer

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William L. Altman

Wealth Planning Associate

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