Broker Check

Southwest Region

Our professionals have years of experience in financial services.  We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you through all stages of your life. We want to earn the right, over time, to be considered by you as your retirement planning professionals.

We are in no way affiliated with the Virginia Retirement System, but we do specialize in the benefits available to you under the VRS and provide programs which are designed, not to replace the benefits that you currently qualify for, but are designed to supplement and enhance those benefits.

Thomas Ely

Thomas "Tom" Ely
CLU®, ChFC®
VRSI Owner
and Treasurer

Registered Representative of GWN Securities, Inc.

(276) 228-5535

(276) 228-2499

Robert Gardner

Robbie Gardner

Registered Representative of GWN Securities, Inc.

(540) 731-9302

(540) 731-9303

Chris Gibbs

Chris Gibbs

Registered Representative of GWN Securities, Inc.

(304) 638-1493

(423) 406-1511

Jerry Haynes

Jerry Haynes

Registered Representative of GWN Securities, Inc.

(540) 994-9829

(540) 994-9161

Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer

Registered Representative of GWN Securities, Inc.

(540) 731-9302

(540) 731-9303

Maci Ratcliffe

Maci Ratcliffe

Insurance Licensed Agent

(540) 731-9302

(540) 731-9303

Paul Swails

Paul "Sonny" Swails

Registered Representative of GWN Securities, Inc.

(276) 694-4400

(276) 694-4937

VRSI is a Virginia based corporation dedicated to working with VRS members:

  • To assist you in understanding your state retirement system,
  • And educating you on your retirement income options.

Our most well-received program has been our Retirement Planning Analysis Program, which consists of two parts:

  1. A presentation that shows, in general, how the VRS retirement system works,
  2. And a Personalized Retirement Analysis, that shows how you may maximize your retirement income.

Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, slideshows, and calculators designed to help you learn more. As you search our site, send us a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We will get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.