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Christine M.  Smetana

Christine M. Smetana

Practice Manager

Chris has been with Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. since 1996. Chris is involved in all aspects of the design, implementation and review process required to deliver a high degree of service to our clients. As Practice Manager, Chris has assisted in the successful growth of Waypoint Partners. Her responsibilities include all aspects of new account set-up, client service and information management. She provides personalized customer service in all aspects of insurance, transfer of assets, cash management and the day-to-day operations of the practice through her knowledge of products, services and internal procedures.

Prior to being with Lincoln Financial Advisors, Chris established an impressive 20-year career in the Petroleum Marketing Industry. She has a BA degree from Baldwin Wallace College with a double major in Business Administration and Sociology. She has a long history of community involvement, in particular serving in executive leadership roles as a board member on the local community development corporation in the Cleveland Slavic Village community. Chris is a Registered Representative and holds the FINRA Series 6 securities registration and maintains the Ohio Life, Accident/Health Insurance and Annuity license.

Chris lives in Newburgh Heights, OH.

What do you enjoy outside of work?

When I’m not watching British Detective shows, I love road trips! In the spring and fall, I drive through Brecksville Metroparks and down along the Ohio Canal Corridor or take pictures of the scenery at Geneva-on-the-Lake. I’m a doting great-Aunt to wonderful niece and nephews. I love watching them grow. Toddlers are hilarious. 

How do you define success?

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” - Maya Angelou

What do you enjoy most about your role?

Getting to know our clients lets me add personalized touches. When our clients call to share news of their life events, I’m one of the first people to congratulate them. In 27 years, I’ve shared a lot of life events with our clients. Some are good, some are bad, but I’m always here for them.