Steven Aul ChFC®, CLU®, RICP® President and CEO

Steven Aul

As president and CEO of Aul Financial Group, Steven Aul serves his community by helping with pre- and post-retirement planning. While Steve works with clients from various backgrounds and all stages of life, his clients are concentrated mostly to those in or nearing retirement.

As an independent advisor, Steve prides himself on his ability to locate products and offer services that drive you towards your financial objectives. Educating his clients about the different options available to them is important to Steve, and his goal is to simplify complex issues of retirement for clients planning for their future.

Steve, a graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting, is a member of the West St. Louis Chamber of Commerce and the Kirkwood/Des Peres Chamber of Commerce. Steve and his lovely wife of 31 years, Lori, have two wonderful children, Meghan and Matthew. When not working or spending time with his family, you can find Steve riding his motorcycle, at the shooting range, or even scuba diving. As an avid reader, he always welcomes a good book recommendation. Steve and his family are members of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Missouri Athletic Club.

Mel Brandon Senior Associate, Financial Professional

Mel Brandon

Since 1991, Mel Brandon has specialized in the areas of retirement preservation and income planning strategies for those in and nearing retirement.

Mel works with clients across the country, structuring customized financial strategies to address issues compromising their lifestyle. Realizing there are many options available to clients, Mel is careful to listen to the needs and concerns of each clients’ financial situations before delving into a solution to help reach their goals.

By providing a suite of insurance products, he assists clients with life insurance, fixed annuities, and long-term care insurance as they may apply to retirement strategies, legacy-planning strategies, asset protection, and income generation based on each client’s needs.

A bit of a class clown, Mel enjoys interacting with people and making them laugh. Not only is laughter key to him, but education as well. In fact, Mel was a regular guest speaker for an organization that trained and educated financial professionals from all over the country. This drove him to stay on top of new options available in the industry. He brings this experience into each meeting with clients, educating each client on their options before helping assist them in the execution of their decisions.

Married since 1973, Mel has three sons, all of which are in the financial professional business. He attended the University of Tennessee and from there joined the Air Force Strategic Air Command as a systems analyst. After leaving the Air Force, Mel worked in sales management and training before transitioning to the financial realm. He enjoys reading a good book, loves to learn new strategies and concepts, and also happens to be a movie buff.

Chris Brandon, CFP® Director of Operations

As an instrumental asset to Aul Financial Group, Chris takes part in a variety of tasks around the office, including client case design and product and fund research.

Chris has been in the financial services industry since 1996 and has earned the Certified Financial Planner® designation. His work behind the scenes helps keep things at the office running smoothly and efficiently on a daily basis.

We believe that communication is the key to building a successful working relationship and Chris specializes in connecting with all of our clients. This enables our team to stay informed and educated on your goals and ambitions. This, along with an impeccable level of customer service, helps keep clients happy and thriving. Be sure to schedule your annual reviews through Chris, which will provide us with better insight when helping you make decisions regarding insurance policies and financial products.

Chris has a daughter, Diamand. He enjoys bowling, reading and spending time with his family.

Stacy Hamm Administrative Assistant

Stacy has been in the office and administration field for the last 25 years. She brings tremendous experience and efficiency to Aul Financial Group.

Stacy has been married to her husband Trent for 15 years and has three lovely daughters, Sam, Becca, and Alex. Stacy is a member of St. Joseph Catholic church. She loves spending time with her family, especially boating and relaxing at the Lake of the Ozarks. Other hobbies are reading, card playing, board games, and her favorite team is the St. Louis Cardinals.