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  Meet Our Team
 

All of us are committed to providing you with qualified, knowledgable advice and excellent
service. We want you to feel comfortable with us, and with our work. Here’s a brief
introduction to the members of our team.

  Joseph E. Risselade

Joseph E. Risselade
President & Chief Compliance Officer
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Joe has been involved in the investment industry for 30 years, and has enjoyed 25 of them with Abbit. He graduated from Grand Valley State University with a degree in finance, and also has his Series 65 license. Joe has served on many community boards, and is currently a member of the Collaborative Board for West Michigan Christian High School. Outside of work he enjoys golfing, working in the yard and spending time with his family.
  James E. Slater II

James E. Slater II
Chief Investment Officer
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Jim oversees the investment of client portfolios and devises strategies for attracting new clients to the firm. Jim joined Abbit in 2012 and he holds degrees in Business Administration and Communications from Andrews University. He is a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor and Series 65 licensed. Jim enjoys creative investment solutions and making investment presentations, along with running, biking and spending time with his family.

  James Van Dyke

James Van Dyke
Consultant
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Jim joined Abbit in 1987 as a partner. He served as the President of Abbit for 10 years, and has now transitioned into the role of consultant. Jim is a graduate of Ferris State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business. Jim and his wife, Sharon, have two surviving children and four grandchildren. Jim enjoys traveling and volunteering with various service organizations.
 
 
         
         
  Janice VandenBrink

Janice VandenBrink
Account Administrator
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Janice joined Abbit Management Corp in 2010 after a distinguished career in banking. Janice is responsible for the day to day administration of clients' accounts. If you have a procedural question about your account, she has or will find the answer. Janice enjoys gardening, decorating and spending time with her family.

  Julie Anderson

Julie Anderson
Treasurer
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Julie joined Abbit in 2002. She oversees all office technology, as well as the day-to-day operations of the office. Julie came to Abbit after spending 14 years in banking, and has a Bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University.

  Sandy Webber

Sandy Webber
Administration
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Sandy began her career with Abbit Management in 2000, after 25 years in banking. Sandy’s naturally outgoing personality is a perfect fit for her customer service role. When she’s not serving clients, Sandi enjoys all things nature: photography, hiking, walking wooded trails, gardening and landscaping, to name a few.

 
         
         
  Tori Petterson

Tori Petterson
Cleint Service Advisor
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Tori graduated from Central Michigan University and began her career as a financial analyst with Bank One (Chase) in Chicago, IL. After relocating to West Michigan, she spent three years as the owner of a local business before joining the Abbit Management Corp. team in 2017. She enjoys getting to know clients so that she can provide the best possible service and solutions. Away from the office, she enjoys cooking, yoga, and spending time with her husband and two kids.