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Associates & Staff

Meet Our Team

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Thomas J.Gilliam, Jr., CFP®

President / Financial Advisor

Tom is experienced in Retirement Income Planning, Wealth Management and Comprehensive Financial Planning. He really enjoys working on pre-retirement Distribution Planning with his clients, addressing the needs for reliable lifetime income. Tom also works with business clients in the areas of Employee Benefits (401(k), medical, etc.), Executive Benefits, Business Continuation Planning, and Tax Mitigation Planning.  Providing professional, reliable recommendations, Tom truly appreciates the trust and respect of his clients.

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Thomas J. Gilliam, Sr., CLU®, AEP®

President Emeritus

Tom had been in practice since 1973 and is experienced in total needs analysis and financial planning for both individuals and small businesses. Tom is a MDRT Qualifier and for the past several years, has also qualified for the National Sales Achievement Award and National Quality Award.  *For additional information on the above awards: Ameritas Ratings & Awards


Michael J.Gilliam, LUTCF

Senior  Advisor

Mike Gilliam has spent 34 years in the Financial Services Industry.  He graduated from St. Louis University where he obtained his Business Degree in Finance. Mike is a Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow, holds a series 6 & 63 and 65 securities registrations and is licensed for Property and Casualty.

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Mark E. Werner, CFP®, RICP®, ChFC®,

Wealth Manager

Mark has been in the financial services industry since 1981. He focuses on Retirement Income Planning as well as Investment and Estate Planning. Mark graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with an emphasis in Accounting, Economics and Finance. He completed his Masters of Science in Financial Services thru the American College. 


Carol Henrick, LUTCF

Financial Services Executive

Carol has served Franklin County business owners and Individuals as a career agent with MetLife for 21 years, then joined the Carillon Group in January of 2011 and has worked with businesses ranging from 2 to 1,400 employees with their 401(K), 403(B), 457(B), Disability Income, Deferred Compensation, and Executive Life Insurance Planning. 

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Tyler Rasmuson

Financial Professional - Chicago Location

As a financial professional and working out of his Chicago office, Tyler pledges to his clients and their families to help provide personable customer service with the highest level of integrity.  Carillon Group is a financial services organization founded in St. Louis, MO with a 90-year history.  

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Luke J. Gilliam


Luke was born and raised in the St. Louis area. He graduated from Chaminade College Preparatory School in 2019 and went on to attend Lindenwood University where he was a member of the NCAA baseball team. He graduated from Lindenwood in 2022 with honors, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business.

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Linda D. Brent, CLU®, CSA®

Brokerage Director

Linda attended the College of The Ozarks in Branson, MO. She received both the Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant designations from the American College in Bryn Mawr, PA. She also received her Certified Senior Advisor designation from the Society of Senior Advisors in 2002.

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Peter C. Sharamitaro

Financial Professional

Peter is a graduate of St. Louis University where he earned a B.S. in Finance. He is an active member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

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Osnuel Colon

Client Service Manager - Chicago Location

Osnuel joined the Carillon Group Chicago in 2023 to reach the community and educate on Life Insurance and Financial Services.  As an Insurance Professional, he is driven to make sure that all his clients receive the utmost service experience and that each household is properly protected. 

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Juliana Gonzalez Rasmuson

Financial Professional - Chicago Location

As a financial professional with the Carillon Group Chicago, Juliana works with immigrant people helping them to build a better future in this Country for themselves and their generations.  She is very committed in working with Latin Women on Financial Education and Retirement plans.

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Helen Cummings

Office Manager

Helen joined the Carillon Group in 1997 as the Office and Operations Manager.  Previously, she worked with MetLife for 14 years as an Office Manager and Regional Administrative Trainer working with staff as well as agents for 22 offices.

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Jeanne Welborn

Group Health & Benefits Coordinator

Jeanne joined the Carillon Group in March of 2020 as a Health & Benefits Coordinator for Employers.  She has been in the benefits field for 15 years assisting Brokers and Producers with their clients.  Jeanne works as a liaison between the Insurance company and the client by helping navigate the complex world of group health insurance. 

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Elena Collins

Marketing & Business Strategist

Elena has been in marketing for 24 years and has a background in business strategy and sales.  Her care and focus have always been on what people are passionate about and making a difference.   

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