Broker Check

Team

First Allied Securities, Inc. in Normal, IL has four experienced Registered Representatives:  Drake Zimmerman, Chris Hudgens, Nancy Armstrong, and Trina Thomas.    Our office is supported by a Sales Assistant, Grace Schmitz.  Please view our biography pages to get to know our advisors!

 

Drake Zimmerman, JD, CFP, CAP

Financial Advisor

(309) 454-7040

dzimmerman@1stallied.com

Drake is a philanthropic planner who works with clients in 40 states – from his practice in Normal, Illinois. Drake acts as both a money manager and a comprehensive financial planner. His real passion and specialty: helping...

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Chris Hudgens

Financial Advisor

309-454-7040

309-454-6914

christopherhudgens@1stallied.com

Chris joined First Allied in October of 2022 and serves as a licensed Securities Agent and Investment Adviser Representative. A resident of Bloomington-Normal since 2004, he grew up in Mt. Vernon, IL and graduated from Southern...

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Trina Thomas

Registered Representative

(309) 454-7040

(309) 454-6914

trinathomas@1stallied.com

Trina has been with our office since 1998. She lives in Bloomington with her husband and two children. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and from Illinois State...

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Nancy Armstrong

Financial Advisor, First Allied Securities, Inc. President, Zimmerman & Armstrong Investment Advisors, Inc.

(309) 454-7040

narmstrong@1stallied.com

Nancy started with First Allied Securities, Inc. in 1987. She is president of Zimmerman & Armstrong Investment Advisors, Inc., an independent registered...

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Mary Thompson

Tax Accountant

309-454-7040

mthompson@1stallied.com

Mary joined First Allied in September 2019 to offer tax service to the clients.  Moved to Bloomington-Normal in 1976 to attend Illinois State University.  Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Office Administration. She has...

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Grace Schmitz

Administrative Assistant

309-454-7040

gschmitz@1stallied.com

Grace started with First Allied in June 2023 as an administrative assistant. She graduated from St. Ambrose University in 2023 with Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Business Sales and in Finance.
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