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Byron R Braun Renews Membership to FSI

February 23, 2022                                                                            Byron R Braun/[email protected]/260.637.6000


Byron R Braun Renews Membership with the Financial Services Institute
FSI Advocates for Main Street Americans’ Access to Objective, Affordable Financial Advice

Fort Wayne, Indiana – Local financial advisor Byron R Braun, of Braun Wealth Management Group, today announced he has renewed membership with the Financial Services Institute (FSI) in Washington, D.C. FSI advocates for Main Street Americans’ access to objective, affordable financial advice, delivered by a growing network of over 37,000 independent financial advisor members. 

“I am proud to renew my membership with FSI, an organization that works hard every day, to protect my clients’ access to quality financial advice,” said Byron R Braun. “FSI helps educate elected officials and regulators on what Americans need from financial advisors and how the industry works with clients to secure their financial futures. They also help ensure that I can continue to offer my clients the advice they need.” 

“We are very pleased to have Byron renew their membership,” said FSI President & CEO Dale E. Brown. “Our advocacy is only as effective as our engaged members. And conscientious advisors like Byron help bring real-life experience to our efforts. We plan to continue to work closely with Byron as we advocate for independent financial advisors and the hard-working clients they serve.” 

Byron’s practice offers Wealth Management. He has been an independent advisor for 18 years and is affiliated with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network.  Byron is also active in St. Vincent’s Catholic Church, Life Member of the Indiana University Alumni Association, an active participant in the United State Tennis Association, Founder of the Fort Wayne Children’s Foundation, and a Charter Member of the Legatus Fort Wayne Chapter.  

More information on Byron’s practice can be found at

About the Financial Services Institute (FSI): The Financial Services Institute (FSI) is the only organization advocating solely on behalf of independent financial advisors and independent financial services firms. Since 2004, through advocacy, education and public awareness, FSI has successfully promoted a more responsible regulatory environment for more than 100 independent financial services firm members and their 160,000+ affiliated financial advisors – which comprise over 60% of all producing registered representatives. We effect change through involvement in FINRA governance as well as constructive engagement in the regulatory and legislative processes, working to create a healthier regulatory environment for our members so they can provide affordable, objective advice to hard-working Main Street Americans. For more information, please visit

About Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network
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Byron and his son Carson attended the 2018 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder meeting in Omaha May 5, 2018. 

Jeremy Swonger's Mentor of the Year Award

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Jeremy had the honor to receive the Mentor of the Year award from his Alma Mater The University of Saint Francis. In his speech he encouraged others to get involved as mentor and have an impact on current students as they make their way to graduation.
Jeremy Swonger has been appointed as a Director on the Mission Integration Committee for the University of Saint Francis Board of Trustees for 2020.

Directors at USF are individuals whose expertise and interests make them excellent candidates to serve on the university’s various board committees.
Jeremy had the honor of throwing out the first pitch at the Fort Wayne TinCaps game for his service as the President of the Saint
Francis Alumni Cabinet. Although Jeremy did not set any speed records, he did throw a strike!