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Employing a comprehensive, yet focused, approach to your financial situation, we can provide customized investment strategies designed to help you pursue your individual needs and goals. We view this as an in-depth approach to your investment and financial life – taking into account your total asset and liability needs.

Eric L. Fox

Senior Vice President - Wealth Management
Senior Portfolio Manager
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After graduating from high school, Eric worked as an illustrator in public television until drafted into the U.S. Army in 1966. He served two tours in Vietnam and left the service in 1972 as a Captain. Eric completed college while on active duty at night on the G.I. Bill. He is married and lives in Virginia Beach with his wife Shelly. They have two adult children and one brilliant grandchild.


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AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI


James Kitz, CIMA®

Senior Vice President - Wealth Management
Wealth Advisor
Senior Portfolio Manager
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Jim graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1985. Assigned to Fort Eustis, Virginia, he and his family experienced the benefits of living in Hampton Roads and were eager to remain in the community. In 1990, after five years of commissioned service in the United States Army as a Transportation Officer, Jim joined the Norfolk office of what was then, Kidder, Peabody & Co. Jim has been active in the community through several athletic programs, him membership in the Rotary Club of Norfolk, and as a board member of the Virginia Opera.


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AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI


Barry Pollara

Executive Director
Financial Advisor
Wealth Advisor
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After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, Barry completed flight training in 1969 and came to Norfolk, VA to serve aboard the USS Independence, flying the A6A Intruder. After leaving the Navy in 1973, he worked for Xerox Corp in Sales Management. Barry joined Kidder, Peabody & Co., a predecessor firm to UBS, in 1983. Barry lives in Virginia Beach with his wife and has two grandsons in the local area. Barry serves on the Board of  WHRO, the Virginia Stage Company, and the World Affairs Council.  He is also an elder at Trinity Presbyterian Church.


Neal Smith, CFP®

Vice President - Wealth Management
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Neal received a B.S. in Finance from Old Dominion University in 2001 and an MBA from Webster University. He served as a Navy SEAL for 8 years, then joined the Atlantic Wealth Management Group as a Financial Advisor in 2012.  He was a 2016 honoree for Inside Business's 40 under 40 in Hampton Roads and is a board member of the Cape Henry Rotary Club.  He is a Virginia Beach native and resides there with his wife and their three children. 


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AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MS, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI


Benjamin "Ben" Huger, IV

Financial Advisor
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Benjamin "Ben" Huger IV joined the Atlantic Wealth Management Group in March of 2020 as a Financial Advisor. Ben has been with UBS for the past 4 years in different capacities as both a client service associate and advisor in Charlotte, NC and Norfolk. He holds his FINRA Series 7 and 66.  

Ben is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute where he earned his B.A. in Economics & Business while a member of the NCAA lacrosse team. He lives in Virginia Beach with his fiance, Katie, and serves as an assistant coach for the Cape Henry Collegiate lacrosse team.


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AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV


Elvera F. "Ellie" Cecil

Senior Client Service Associate
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Ellie was born and raised in beautiful Spokane, Washington and attended Seattle Pacific University. She has enjoyed many years experience in administrative and secretarial positions in business as well as church. Ellie had played the piano and organ since she was a teenager and is very active in the music ministry of her church in Chesapeake, VA. Ellie loves living in Hampton, VA in spite of driving through the tunnel every day, and she is the very proud God-Mother to two beautiful young ladies, Cheyenne and Shelby.


Registered States:
NY, TX, VA


Lisa A. Romano

Client Service Associate
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Lisa grew up on Long Island, NY and currently lives with her husband Doug in South Mills, NC.  She has 3 children and 2 grandchildren.  Lisa loves to garden and is an active member of Towne South Church of Christ and its youth group.  Lisa joined the Atlantic Wealth Management Group two years ago after working in another area of the firm for the previous 7 years.


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VA