Meet Our Team

William F. Lyon, CFP®, MSFS

President
and and Senior Wealth Advisor

Known as much for his community service, writing and speaking, Bill is among the most respected and credentialed financial professionals in the region. In addition to guiding the business for thirty-two years, he still works directly with a select group of clients to develop retirement and estate plans that transcend financial issues. Bill holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from The Ohio State University and a Master of Science in Financial Services degree from The American College. He also holds five professional designations: CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP® and CAP®.

He is the owner of The Lyon Group and the creator of The Financial Navigation SystemSM and the Holistic Balance SheetTM. Bill and his wife, Barb, live in Anderson Township with their two sons.

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Robert A. Nienaber III, JD

Vice President of Advisory Services
and Junior Wealth Advisor

After earning his Finance Degree from the University of Kentucky and completing his law degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Bob worked in consulting prior to joining The Lyon Group. He helps design and implement financial game plans for our clients that they understand and act on. He brings a wealth of perspective to our clients, working with medical professional, small businesses, young families and retirees with equal ease. Bob is active in his church and in the community he is a past President of the Northern Kentucky / Greater Cincinnati UK Alumni Club. He lives in Anderson Township with his wife, Stacey, and their four daughters, Leah, Natalie, Emilia and Ada.

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Tony Nienaber

Vice President of Benefits Planning

Tony is a lifelong resident of Greater Cincinnati. He began his financial services career in 1978. In his forty years in the industry, Tony has run his own successful employee benefit and insurance practice while mentoring many successful financial services professionals. Since merging his firm into The Lyon Group, Tony focuses on helping the business owners and their employees understand, evaluate, and design cost effective employee benefits.

Tony is active in his community where he is a past president of Holy Cross Athletic Boosters and past president of Covington Latin School Alumni Association. He was also an AAU basketball coach. His AAU teams have won the Kentucky championship 3 times and have qualified for the National tournament 5 times.

Tony has two sons, Bob and Nick, and four granddaughters, Leah, Natalie, Emilia and Ada. He resides in Batavia.

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Debbie Curtin

Vice President of Operations
Licensed Service Assistant

Debbie holds a Bachelor’s degree from Edgecliff College. She joined The Lyon Group in 2000 and has become a vital member of The Lyon Group team. She brings the organizational skills that served her as a community leader and mother to her role. In addition, Debbie manages our office, trains our staff and interfaces with clients and their advisors to assure a coordinated effort. She has lived in the Cincinnati area most of her life with her husband Greg. They have three adult children and 3 grandsons. Her free time is devoted to her family. She also takes time to swim or hike almost every day of the week.

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Joy M. Lawrence

Administrative Manager

Joy moved to the Cincinnati area from Johannesburg, South Africa in 1994. Prior to joining The Lyon Group, Joy and her husband managed a financial services firm in South Africa. She is especially detail-oriented, Joy oversees processing new business and manages our employee benefits design, as well as administrative duties, bookkeeping and payroll. She lives in Union Township with her husband Greg. They have one daughter.

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Becky Staresina

Manager of Planning Services
Licensed Service Assistant

Becky originally joined The Lyon Group in 1999 and worked with the team until 2006 when she moved away from Cincinnati to open Queen Bee Cabins & Cottages in the Hocking Hills region of Ohio. Her husband, Ray, transferred back to the Cincinnati area in 2015 and she rejoined the team in 2016. She earned her Associate’s Degree from Purdue University. Known for her cheerful disposition and organizational skills, she now interfaces with our clients to help them navigate the financial planning process. Becky provides proactive service to our clients helping them understand and get the most out of their financial products. When not working, she enjoys hiking, traveling and new experiences.

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Josh Polkow

Director of Financial Planning

Josh Polkow joined The Lyon Group in 2018. Josh oversees the Financial Planning Process, which includes meeting preparation for meetings, financial analysis and helping clients navigate the process. Prior to joining The Lyon Group, Josh spent 7 years at another Registered Investment Advisory Firm and has over 11 years of industry experience. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bethel College and is pursuing his CFP designation.

Josh lives in Loveland with his wife, Monica, and their three sons. They are actively involved in their church and youth sports in Loveland. When he’s not working, you will likely find Josh at one of the boys’ sporting events or on the water, fishing or paddling.

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Andi Giordullo

Director of First Impressions

Andi joined The Lyon Group in 2017 and is excited to be a part of a team that truly cares about their clients and community. Andi attended the University of Cincinnati earning bachelor degrees in management and marketing. Andi also has a master’s degree from Liberty University. She brings 20 years of experience in customer service, office administration and marketing. Andi values teamwork and community. She strives to provide the best service possible for all clients.

Andi and her husband, Chris, live in the Milford area and have two sons. When she is not working, Andi enjoys spending time with her family, visiting local parks and exercising.

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Stacey Nienaber

Stacey Nienaber, JD

Client Relationship Liaison

Stacey joined her husband Bob and the rest of the Lyon Group in 2014. Stacey brings a wealth of experience as a licensed attorney, specializing in estate planning, and having previously managed her family’s retail business in Northern Kentucky. Stacey earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and her law degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law. Stacey’s efforts help strengthen relationships with our clients and professional alliances. She truly believes in the importance and value of family-owned businesses and the positive impact we can have for our clients and community. Moreover, it is “family” that is most important to Stacey and the investment she makes along with Bob in their four daughters, Leah, Natalie, Emilia and Ada.

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Barbara M. Lyon

Internal Accountability Manager

Barb holds a Bachelor’s degree from University of Idaho and a Master’s degree from the University of Illinois. She joined The Lyon Group in 1997 after a career in landscape architecture. Barb oversees the Human Resources and Bookkeeping functions for the firm. She is also supervises Purchasing and Contracting. She is also dedicated to both family and community and served in several leadership positions throughout her children’s school years. She remains committed to the other family business – the development of Bill and Barb’s twin sons.

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Elinor J. Lyon

Marketing Assistant
Office Manager, Emerita

Elinor entered the Financial services industry in 1956. She served The Lyon Group in a variety of positions over her sixty-two-year career. She stepped down from her leadership role in the organization in 1999 to pursue a full-time grandmother role. However, she makes time to assist with our marketing efforts from time to time. Elinor has lived most of her life in the Georgetown Area. She has one son, one daughter and four grandchildren.

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