The federal government has had a rule for long time that requires representatives of broker-dealers to act in the best interest of their clients, putting client needs ahead of their own. But that’s always been my approach. I joined CFG Advisors in June 2021 as a registered representative and investment advisor representative. Previously I was in business with my father, Neal Thomas, a longtime representative of Transamerica Financial Advisors in Lincoln. I have my Series 6, 7, 63 and 65 registrations and am a Retirement Income Certified Professional. I also am licensed to help with life insurance, disability and long-term care insurance. I’ve been in this business since 2011. Prior to that I worked 25 years as a writer, editor and manager at the Omaha World-Herald. My wife Pam and I have three grown children, Claire, Faith and Grant. When I’m not working, I enjoy cycling, watching sports and mentoring through the Teammates program and as a Sunday school teacher.