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Tom Connelly


Appointed to the ASRS Board in December 2006 

Representation: Public 

Serves on the Investment Committee 

 
Tom Connelly has more than 25 years’ experience as an investment advisor and financial planner. He currently is President and Chief Investment Officer of Versant Capital Management 
Inc., in Phoenix. 
 
Mr. Connelly holds the professional designations of Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP©) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He has served as president, chief investment officer, compliance officer and owner of several investment advisory firms.  He served on the board of the Phoenix Society of Financial Analysts and has twice served as president of the Phoenix chapter of the Financial Planning Association.  Mr. Connelly served as a Contributing Editor (1996-1999) and on the Editorial Review Board (1994-2000) of the Journal of Financial Planning. Mr. Connelly was a member of the Financial Advisor Advisory Board for TIAA-CREF from 2001 through 2003. From 2001 to 2002, Mr. Connelly served on the Advisory Board for Rydex Funds. 
 
Mr. Connelly holds a Master of Science degree, Financial Planning, from the College of Financial Planning, Denver, Colo.; a Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn. 
 
He has numerous professional publications and speaking appearances related to financial planning and has been selected as one of America’s top financial advisers by Worth magazine, and by Citywealth to its Top 100 Wealth Advisers & Managers List for North America. 
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