With more than 30 years' experience in the financial planning field, Joe is the managing partner of the firm. His financial advisory philosophy is based upon broad investment diversification and conservative risk taking.

He separately holds Series 7, 63, and 24 registrations as an Investment Adviser Representative of Commonwealth Financial Network®.  Over the past five years, Joe has been named among the nation's top investment advisors by Barron's1 and has been a featured speaker at the their annual conference.  Joe has also been recognized by the Financial Times2 as one of the top 400 independent financial advisors in the country.  He attended The Ohio State University and received the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional certification in 1982.

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Bob’s career in financial planning spans more than 25 years. At Chornyak & Associates, he provides a wide range of advice, including portfolio management, tax planning, and estate planning. He joined the firm in 1987 and has held his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional certification since 1991. Bob separately has FINRA Series 7, 63, and 24 registrations as an Investment Adviser Representative of Commonwealth Financial Network. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in business, majoring in finance.

Joe, Jr. has been with Chornyak & Associates since 1993.  In addition to being a financial advisor, he is head of internal operations, marketing, and procurement.  He holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 registrations as an investment advisor representative of Commonwealth Financial Network and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.  Joe is a graduate of the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and a minor in finance.

 
Jan supports the advisors and clients in the establishment, management, service, and documentation of client investment accounts.
She has been with the firm since February, 2000. Her background includes commercial real estate, insurance, and corporate accounting with firms such as Brach Candy and Robert Bosch LLC in Chicago.  Jan graduated with a business degree from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater.
Adam, a Certified Public Accountant who joined the firm as Tax Manager in December of 2008, leads our income tax planning and compliance efforts. His past experience includes tax consulting for Deloitte Tax LLP’s private client advisory group. In addition, he is a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Ohio Society of CPA's. Adam is an honors graduate of The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, where he majored in accounting.

 








Ruth Ann comes to Chornyak & Associates with a well rounded background in administrative services, sales coordination, credit management, and liaison responsibilities between senior financial advisors and their clients. She has worked for well known and respected companies in financial services both in Columbus and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At Chornyak & Associates, Ruth Ann works with both clients and advisors in the management of client investment accounts.

Jason works with the planning staff by developing personal balance sheets for clients and gathering data for new financial plans and annual updates. He has been with Chornyak & Associates for nearly seven years since graduating from Wittenberg University with a BA in business management.



Janice is an experienced administrative specialist, having worked for several Columbus-based companies, including Sears Credit Processing, Philadelphia Insurance Companies, and Creative Financial Staffing. During her 30-year career at Sears, where she served as administrative assistant to the unit manager, she managed budgets, provided training for co-workers, and delivered administrative support to seven department managers and 22 team heads. In addition to performing front-desk responsibilities at Chornyak & Associates, Janice assists clients and staff by maintaining records, providing general administrative support, and building customer relationships.

Marlene comes to Chornyak & Associates with a strong background in financial services administration and management at Nationwide Insurance, Morgan Stanley (formerly Smith Barney), and Paine Webber. She is currently supporting both the clients and Chornyak financial advisers in management and documentation of investment accounts.



Bobbi has over 20 years of experience as a CPA and has a wealth of tax knowledge. She spends a great deal of her time at Chornyak & Associates preparing tax returns during the tax season. She has prior experience working at both Thomas R. Day and Arthur Anderson. Bobbi graduated from Muskingum University.







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