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Leading financial experts, analysts, and other professionals who improve wealth outcomes in families and communities worldwide.

Our goal is to “Create Millionaires One Family at a Time” by providing access to resources and services that will help you: live below your means, invest in your future, protect your assets, and build multiple streams of income.

Members of Lynn’s List are vetted by a group of experts and are trained professionals in their respective areas of expertise. You may contact them directly to help you develop a plan to meet your specific needs.

Cecelia Marlow
300 N Elizabeth – Fl 3E
Chicago, IL 60607

Cecelia Marlow is a graduate from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Prior to diving into residential mortgage lending, she worked as a Financial Consultant at one of the premier global banking institutions in Chicago. Cecelia Marlow considers herself to be the “Mortgage Mom.” Her mission for every client is very simple: To encourage, inspire, and empower her clients with the hope to accomplish all of their wildest dreams, starting with the ultimate dream of homeownership.

Her approach as the Mortgage Mom is to work closely with her clients focusing on educating and guiding them through mortgage financing process. As a frequent speaker on home buying, avoiding credit traps and creating wealth through real estate, her experience and knowledge allows her to understand how the purchase of a new home fits into her clients overall financial goals.

The Federal Savings Bank compliments Cecelia’s efforts as the Mortgage Mom with a wide array of financing options for her clients as well as working with a team of experienced professionals. She is confident that her clients and professional partners are working with the best that the industry has to offer.

Cecelia is a lifelong resident of Chicago. When she’s not meeting with clients, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends. She loves reading a good book, scrapbooking, enjoying festivals around town, and cheering on her son at local basketball games.

Deadra Woods Stokes, Esq.
4747 West Lincoln Mall Drive Suite 200
Matteson, IL

As a licensed practicing attorney for over two decades, Deadra Woods Stokes has developed a reputation as a leader and wealth advisor.  She has earned the name "Wealth Counselor" because of her sound legal advice to clients in the area of Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Bankruptcy Reorganization and Business Succession Planning.  Her insightful understanding of each client's personal needs and her hands on approach has enabled her to serve as a legal advisor to over thousands of clients and their families.

Jenea Kennedy
3500 Lenox Road, Suite 3000
Atlanta, GA 30326

Jenea Kennedy has been in the Real Estate business for 18 years serving Metropolitan Atlanta. She runs a boutique Real Estate business focusing on all aspects of the business from First Homes to Luxury Homes and all areas in between. Clients she serves: Relocation, Luxury, Sellers, First Time Buyers, Move Up Buyers and Investors.

Monica Poland
1345 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

Monica has been a proud Chicagoan her entire life, and has lived and work in the Kenwood, Hyde Park, Loop, Gold Coast, Logan Square area. She is an expert in Chicago geography neighborhoods and its surrounding suburbs.

Monica enjoys working with buyers, sellers and property investors equally. Her number one goal is to provide flawless execution by addressing their unique needs and goals. Monica is eloquent at achieving her clients’ real estate desires. Due to her extensive training in problem solving techniques.

Monica is known for her dedication, knowledge and willingness to go the extra mile for her clients. Her highest priority is to establish an ongoing relationship that will continue beyond one real estate transaction.

Monica being, a certified staging consultant. Knows what it takes to prepare your property and create a marketing campaign that ensures maximum exposure, brief market time and strong offers from only the most qualified buyers.

Selling expertise range from her dream home collection, town homes, condos,
commercial, relocation, rental, short sale and foreclosure counseling.

Let her show you how she’s Enabling the American Dream One Home At a Time.

Tenyiah Simmons
852 S. 17th Ave
Maywood, IL 60153

1933 s Mannheim rd
Westchester, IL 60154

Tenyiah D. Simmons is an experienced insurance producer and has been in the insurance business for over 15 years. Currently she remains the top licensed sales agent for State Farm insurance In Westchester, Illinois and Maywood, Illinois where she is the first African American female Agent in Chicago to have more than one agency. Tenyiah specializes in all lines of insurance products. She manages accounts for sales, accounting, financial planning, and a staff of 12 employees. As a top performer, she quickly developed a loyal book of business with diverse clientele. She is dedicated to building long term relationships of trust, professionalism and friendship.

As a native of Illinois, Tenyiah holds strong ties to the local community and understands the needs of local businesses and homeowners. In college where Tenyiah graduated Cum Laude She was also the President of the Campus Programming Board where she managed budgets, designed university and local events including fundraisers and workshops. You can find Tenyiah volunteering and participating in local community centered events where she promotes legacy planning and family financial security. She has designed more than one agency incentive based programs that have created relationships full of “appreciation” from the words of some of her clients. Prior to joining State Farm Tenyiah was a top performer at Allstate insurance company where she received a leadership award (2002) for her role as Manager selling all lines of insurance every month and over 100 life insurance policies consecutively for her fist year in sales. This was the initial encounter where she first found her passion to help others; She has been selling insurance products and services with passion and a personal interest for helping people ever since.

In addition to her dedication to the success of Tenyiah Simmons Insurance Agency, Mrs. Simmons also generously volunteers her time in the community. Tenyiah prominently serves as the Bramanti Trails Block Club President, the PTA board member, a workshop facilitator for Teen Parent Services (in conjunction with the State of Illinois’ Department of Human Services) and in various roles at her mega church. Tenyiah has been married for 14 years to her childhood sweet heart and is the mother of two children ages 13 & 19 where at home, she still promotes future planning and helping others especially in her personal life. Tenyiah has also worked with Essence to team up with the women let’s win series to speak about financial literacy for women everywhere.

Syrena Headshot
PO BOX 1029, Durham, NC
The CW Law Group is a solution-oriented law firm, that educates our clients during the process so they can make the best-informed decisions possible. We guide our clients in decisions regarding Estate Planning, Business Formation, Contract Creation and Negotiations, Development and Growth, and provide guidance during private and court ordered Mediations to allow the participants to remain in control of outcome. We provide confidential services to assist you with maximizing your strengths and obtaining your goals.

The CW Law Group is a solution-oriented law firm, that educates our clients during the process so they can make the best-informed decisions possible. We guide our clients in decisions regarding Estate Planning, Business Formation, Contract Creation and Negotiations, Development and Growth, and provide guidance during private and court ordered Mediations to allow the participants to remain in control of outcome. We provide confidential services to assist you with maximizing your strengths and obtaining your goals.

The members of the Firm, Jeff Carmon and Syrena Williams, have over twenty-five years of combined experience in estate planning to sustain and create wealth, business planning, strategic planning, contract dealings from beginning to end, project management, networking, effectiveness and efficiency process training and facilitation experience. We have served as consultants to several organizations providing extensive support with identifying and recognizing goals, areas for improvement, and unresolved issues. Our goal is to ensure seamless training on and implementation of new strategies and techniques that advance the organizations’ missions and shareholder’s interests, when applicable. We specialize in long-term relationships with businesses and individuals and engage in coaching to ensure that new opportunities, systems, techniques and procedures result in proven value to clients while being discreet in our visibility.

Jeff and Syrena have a keen interest in helping their individual and collective communities develop and grow. This drives their work to arm others with relevant, timely information in order to maximize their ability to advocate for and achieve their own success. They have mentored numerous fledgling businesses to improve their back-office processes and procedures and strategies to build wealth. Each member continues to utilize and grow varied skills sets to enhance their skills, goals and capabilities of others.

Both partners are deeply involved in their communities as well as teaches at NCCU School of Law. Attorney Carmon has served on several community boards and was most recently appointed by Governor Cooper to serve on the State Board of Elections. Attorney Williams is a licensed Real Estate Broker, serves on several community and legal boards, and is tapped to lead workshops and speaking engagements due to her practical and applicable approach. Both partners volunteer as proctors for the NC Board of Law Examiners during the administration of the February and July examinations.

Alicia Bowens
6161 W. 95th St.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Born and raised in the Chicago area, real estate was always something that Alicia wanted to get involved in. Her grandfather owned his own RE company, and her uncle soon followed in his father's footsteps. They're both deceased now, so she is continuing their legacy. Now, a licensed broker, her goal is to help families and business owners find their dream properties so that they can take their lives and businesses to the next level.

Alicia has helped many buyers, sellers, as well as investors find their dream property. She is licensed in both Illinois and Indiana, and is looking to help you in your journey towards home ownership and/or investing.

Chereace Richards

Chereace Richards is a wife, mom, entrepreneur, founder of the 21st Century Woman community, Network Marketing Million Dollar Earner and author of Faith. Focus. Action: The Journey to Becoming Who You Are (2013). 

In 2006, Chereace was introduced to the Profession of Network Marketing. Having no prior Network Marketing experience, in just under two years, she was able to walk away from her GS14 Federal Government Information Technology position to build her business full-time.  In 2017, Chereace became a licensed insurance agent.  Today, she hosts seminars geared toward financial education and empowerment.  Her goal is empower individuals and families with strategies to get out of debt, build wealth and retire tax-free.

Chereace holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science from Bowie State University and a Master’s of Information Technology from American University.  Chereace has been featured in numerous magazines and books, including Washington Post Magazine, Success from Home Magazine, Fit Figures Magazine, Hustlemama Magazine, HERLIFE Magazine as the January Covergirl, and the non-fiction compilation Wealthy Direct Sales Women: Their Leadership, Strategy, Money, & Love of the Game.  She has received numerous official citations, awards and recognition including the Woman of Distinction in Leadership.


Ingrid Woolfolk
Lombard, IL

IngridLaVon Unlimited LLC -- A financial consulting firm specializing in the mid-sized business market offering virtual CFO Support, Financial Management Strategy Creation, and Same Account Revenue Growth (SARG) Generation.