First Farmers Bank & TrustWealth Management Division
First Farmers Bank & Trust
2 North Broadway
PeruIN 46970
Phone: 765-473-5740
Fax: 765-473-5575
101 W. Sycamore St.
KokomoIN 46901
Phone: 765-455-1546
Fax: 765-457-1390
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  • Subject to risk and may lose value
  • Not a deposit
  • Not insured by any government agency
  • Raymond James is not affiliated with the financial institution or the investment center


About Us

First Farmers Bank & Trust - Wealth Management Division, a subsidiary of First Farmers Bank & Trust, has been providing complete brokerage services and personalized investment advice to clients since 1998. Through Raymond James, we offer a variety of retirement programs including: self directed IRAs, pension plans, profit sharing, self employed retirement income deferral programs like a 401(k) (for the individual self employed and small or large businesses) and several college educational funding programs. We offer competitive rates on certificates of deposit, municipal bonds, corporate bonds, government bonds, tax-deferred annuities, money market funds and a variety of mutual funds.  

Following the model set by our parent organizations, the Wealth Management Division remains committed to providing our clients with an exceptional level of personalized service with investment packages designed to best fit their expressed financial goals.

Peru, IN office
2 N Broadway
Peru, IN 46970
Ron Douglas
Larry Nelson
Marci Hasselkus

Kokomo, IN office
101 W Sycamore St  6th FL
Kokomo, IN 46901
Ryan Winger
Michael Ricci
Mike Bullick
Irene Rolland
Norina Morris

 Terre Haute, IN office
3497 South US 41
Terre Haute, IN 47802 812-645-2294
Kip Hollowell
Anna Moseley

Hoopeston, IL office
221 Bank St
Hoopeston, IL 60942
Sharon Dixon

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Ronald Douglas
Registered Principal, RJFS
Vice President

Ron is a lifelong resident of North Central Indiana, a graduate of Pioneer High School, and a graduate of Findlay College, B.S. in both accounting and comprehensive business education. After spending some time as a high school educator, he still applies those skills by helping clients understand the benefits of successful portfolio management. He believes that his clients gain a better understanding of various product advantages when services are explained in everyday terms.  

Ron's career in financial services began in 1981 and continued while employed with several different institutions and performing a variety of functions. He entered the financial planning profession in 1992 as a registered representative with Raymond James Financial Services under the Investment Management Research division. He maintained this status as he continued with his duties with First Farmers Bank & Trust. Upon the formation of First Farmers Investments, now First Farmers Bank & Trust - Wealth Management Division, he transitioned his clientele to the Raymond James Financial Institutions Division in 1998.



His comprehensive service program begins with an assessment of each client's current investment situation and financial objectives. He then presents a detailed financial plan that takes into account the client's risk tolerance, time horizon, financial objectives, and basic understanding. He regularly monitors each client's account and issues semi-annual investment evaluations with suggestions and ideas of possible refinements in their portfolio.




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Ryan Winger
Registered Principal
Financial Advisor
Vice President
Toll-Free: 800-449-8890

 Ryan is a graduate of Oak Hill High School and is a lifelong resident of the Howard/Grant County area. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Purdue University in Food Process Engineering with an additional year of study in economics and business. He currently lives in Marion with his wife of over 35 years, Honey, who is employed with Indiana Wesleyan University.  Their children reside in Nashville, Tennessee (Kirk) and Nanning, China (Emily). 

Ryan has held various positions in church and local school organizations.  His career experiences leading up to his present relationship with First Farmers Bank & Trust - Wealth Management Division and Raymond James Financial Services include eight years as a commodity analyst/broker and 13 years in sales and service. This background provides him with unique insight into both market behavior and service culture. His commitment to clients is evidenced by his core belief of providing superior service and genuine concern for their financial interests and personal goals.

His licenses include: General Securities License (Series 7), General Securities Principals License (Series 24), Investment Advisor (66), and Life, Accident and Health Insurance License.




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Mike Ricci
Registered Principal
Wealth Manager
Vice President

Mike was born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  In 1967 he moved to Logansport, and in 1975 he moved to Kokomo where he currently resides.  Mike graduated from Kokomo High School and received his undergraduate degree from Wabash College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.  He then went on to receive his MBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame, which included a semester of study abroad in London.  Mike has worked in the brokerage industry for over 30 years. He also was a partner with his father for 23 years, and worked as a manager for 11 years. 

Mike has been elected a city councilman, has served on various public and private boards, and has done freelance sports broadcasting on both radio and internet podcasts.  In his free time, Mike enjoys playing cards, golf and tennis.




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Larry Nelson
Registered Representative
Asst Vice President

Larry was born in Michigan City, Indiana and his family moved to the Kokomo, Indiana area when he was in the fifth grade.  Larry lives in Sweetser,Indiana with wife Lesa, and they are both lifelong residents of Indiana.  Larry and Lesa have been married 34 years and have two children.  Their daughter Alexandra lies on Geist Reservoir and their son has recently completed a tour of duty with the United State's Navy.  He was able to spend additional time with his children by coaching their sports teams on a volunteer basis and even as a high school coach.
Larry is a graduate of Marion High School and graduated with honors from Indiana University.  His first position after college was managing a real estate agency and mortgage company out of Marion, Indiana.  He began his investment career in 1980 with Prudential Financial Services and Prudential Bache Investments, and ultimately progressed into the banking channel.

He is active in a local church and the Marion Chamber of Commerce, where he has served on the Executive Committee of the Ambassadors Club for a number of years.

Larry is licensed to offer a wide range of investment and insurance related products, allowing him to uncover the financial solutions necessary to satisfy his clients' goals, he has helped clients with 401K rollovers, establishing IRA's and providing income opportunities in retirement.  Larry has prided himself in being in tune with his clients and wishes to offer the utmost in service and sensitivity to their financial objectives.

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Michael Bullick
Registered Representative
Asst Vice President


Mike was born and raised in Kokomo, Indiana and now lives in Tipton, Indiana with wife, Amy.  They are both lifelong residents of Indiana. Mike and Amy have been married since 1988 and have two children.  Their son, Chris works in Indianapolis and their younger son, Shane recently completed his degree in Christian Counseling at Grace College, in Warsaw, Indiana.  Their family enjoys spending time  together vacationing, especially in Gatlinburg, TN.

Mike is a graduate of Kokomo High School, attended Indiana University, and completed studies through Garrett Theological Seminary at the University of Indianapolis. With the LUTCF designation, Mike began his Financial Services career with The Capitol Holding Corporation, has served as president of First National Insurance Services, and  as an account executive with STAR Insurance.  He owned Ready For Tomorrow, LLC, which marketed insurance and investment products through Horace Mann Investments and Horace Mann Insurance.

He served as a local licensed pastor in the United Methodist Church, and is active in his local church and the Tipton Lions Club. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Tipton County and as President of the Tipton Community School Corporation Board of Trustees.

Mike is licensed to offer a wide range of investment and insurance products, allowing him to uncover the financial needs and solutions necessary to satisfy each client’s goals and provide the right services needed from individual investments to corporate retirement plans. The broad base of resources available through our firm will help each client make informed investment decisions based on their individual need.




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Kip Hollowell
Financial Advisor, RJFS
Assistant Vice President

Kip currenttly lives in West Union, Illinois with his wife.  He grew up in Michigan where he attended Bentley High School in Livonia.  Kip furthered his education at Indiana State University where he majored in Economics and English.  Kip has five years of prior experience as a Financial Advisor and worked in Voice/Data Technology in Sales and Management for much of his career.  Some of Kip's past volunteer experiences include being a member of the Rotary and Township Trustee for West Union.

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Sharon Dixon
Financial Advisor, RJFS
Assistant Vice President


Sharon is a Hoopeston native, resident and a graduate of Hoopeston-East Lynn High School. She and her husband, Don, a retired farmer, have one child, Colleen.  Colleen and her family reside and work in the northeast Atlanta area.  Sharon and Don enjoy spending time with their young granddaughter, Haley.

Sharon has been in the financial industry since 1988 with positions at Edward Jones, First Allied Securities and Cetera Advisor Networks.  She holds a Series 7, Series 63, Series 65 licenses, as well as life, accident, health and variable annuity insurance licenses.

As a farm wife and self-employed registered representative for most of her career, Sharon recognizes and stresses the importance of financial planning.  Throughout her career, she has been involved with college planning, retirement planning and estates.  Sharon is proud to be part of the Raymond James family.

Sharon and Don attend the Second Church of Christ in Danville where she is active with the Women’s Ministries.  The Dixons support area children through the Hoopeston Jaycees, the Hoopeston Public Library and the Danville Women’s Shelter.  She enjoys reading, using her T-zone machine, listening to music, and spending time with her family.



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Irene Rolland
Registered Principal
Branch Manager

Irene is originally from the Lone Star State and grew up in Denison, Texas. She moved to Kokomo in 1988 and has worked in financial services for 30+ years. She and her husband, Larry, are active in the church and various service organizations in the community. Irene serves on the Howard County United Way Funds Distribution Council, and is Chairman of the Board of Project 117, a Midwestern organization building schools and providing education to children who would otherwise be left behind in Haiti.

Her hobbies include photography, gardening, travel and spending time with her four grown children.  She currently carries Series 7, Series 24, Series 63, and Series 65 licenses




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Norina Morris
Administrative Assistant

Norina is a graduate of Kokomo High School.  She resides in Kokomo with her husband Steve along with their dog Henry.  Together they have six children and eight grandchildren all residing in Indiana and Kentucky. 

Norina is a member of Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church in Peru, IN.  She is involved with various ministries of the church and serves in community events. Norina is most passionate about spending time with family.  She enjoys: scrapbooking, crafts, gardening, photography and camping.



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Marcella (Marci) Hasselkus
Administrative Asst.

 Marci currently lives in Peru with her husband, Kris, and son, Tyler. She graduated from Northwestern High School and Ivy Tech Community College with a degree in Paralegal studies.  She attends Calvary Temple Assembly of God church and is a member of the Peru Circus Boosters. In her spare time, Marci enjoys walking, gardening, watching movies, and doing crossword puzzles.

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Anna Moseley
Administrative Assistant

In service of their country, Anna and her family have lived in 5 states over the past 7 years. Anna currently lives in Terre Haute with her husband, Larry (U.S. Navy Ret.) and three sons, Michael, Nicholas, and Jacob. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in business and finance.

Prior to Raymond James, she worked as a financial services supervisor in a credit union, and has extensive knowledge in banking and finance. In addition to caring for her grandmother, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.



About Raymond James

In 1962, Bob James set out to build a different kind of financial services firm – one that put people, planning and principles first. And now, more than 50 years later, Bob's different kind of firm is one of the leading independent financial services companies in the United States.

Raymond James has grown to become a well-respected, widely recognized multinational firm with distinct business units that serve a variety of clients, from individuals and small business owners to municipalities and major corporations.

Milestone spotlight

October 19, 1987: Black Monday. While other firms closed their trading desks to minimize internal losses, Raymond James kept its desks open to meet clients’ needs. Because of Raymond James’ agency-based business model and commitment to client service, this was our first, last and only unprofitable quarter since the firm went public.

We can be sure the markets will change over the next 25 years, and that our industry and firm will continue to evolve. What won’t change is our commitment to the values that have driven our success.

By the numbers*

  • Approximately 7,100 financial advisors
  • More than 2.9 million client accounts
  • Over 2,800 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas
  • Approximately $604 billion in total client assets
  • BBB1, positive outlook credit rating (S&P)

It’s been our privilege for more than 50 years to support the goals of our clients and to give back to the communities in which we live and work – and we look forward to continuing to do so for many, many years to come. To take a “scroll” down memory lane, explore our history at RAYMONDJAMES.COM.

*As of 9/30/2016

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