The Hillard Haggerty Group

We are a team of trained and tested wealth management professionals that are passionate about helping you achieve your unique financial objectives. With individuals in their 20s on up to their 60s bound by a shared entrepreneurial spirit, social values and commitments to our clients and community, we are perfectly positioned to help you grow, enjoy and build your legacy. Please contact us today to learn more about us and to discuss how we can be of service to you.

David Hillard

Managing Director - Branch Director, Senior Portfolio Manager - Portfolio Focus

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David has been helping clients navigate turbulent financial markets since 2000. Prior to serving clients at RBC Wealth Management, he was a branch manager and financial advisor at a global wealth management firm. He works with affluent families, businesses and non-profit organizations implementing comprehensive wealth growth and protection strategies. He was an early adaptor of financial risk mitigation techniques including structured investments, account aggregation and probability analysis. David is a past chairman of one of the top public pension plans in the country, the South Dakota Investment Council that managed nearly 13 billion dollars for 77,000 current and past South Dakota public employees. He has been recognized as a Barron’s Top 1200 Advisor in the USA since 2014 and achieved RBC Wealth Management’s Chairman’s Council, which includes the top 150 of financial advisors in the firm, since 2011. David has been the branch director for the Rapid City RBC Office since 2009 and has been a speaker at national firm strategy forums.

David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in political science with merit from the U.S. Naval Academy where he earned the Draper L. Kauffman Leadership Award at the U.S. Naval Academy. Previously, David was the second in command of the U.S. Naval Academy Brigade of Midshipmen, a Naval Aviator and Mine Countermeasures Tactics Instructor. He holds the Series 7, 9, 10, 31 and 66 securities licenses, and life and health insurance licenses. David and his wife, Carla, are members of World Vision’s National Leadership Council which is actively engaged in ending extreme poverty of a global scale. He is past-president of the Rapid City Economic Development Partnership and past-president of Working Against Violence, Inc.

David and Carla have six children and one granddaughter. Four are married to wonderful spouses including Phil, Catie, Courtney and John. Cydney and Camryn are still at home. In his rare free time, David enjoys kitesurfing, flying and hiking with his family. They have two dogs, Bella and Hudson. Bella is a chilled out Golden Retriever and Hudson is an Australian Labradoodle who will fetch tennis balls until he collapses.

Adam Haggerty, CFP®

Senior Vice President - Financial Advisor, Senior Portfolio Manager - Portfolio Focus

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Adam has worked in the financial services industry since 2004. Prior to joining RBC Wealth Management, he worked at a regional bank’s commercial loan department and a global wealth management firm. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Black Hills State University with a minor in computer applications systems management all while achieving the dean’s list. In 2008, after completing the extensive required curriculum, Adam earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. Adam also holds the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses, and life and health insurance licenses.

As a financial advisor, Adam develops customized wealth management plans and fixed income solutions based upon your objectives, resources and income needs. Adam also uses his banking experience to assist you in the management of your financial liabilities, minimizing your interest costs and maximizing your cash flow. He also focuses on family financial dynamics, working with your children and grandchildren to facilitate responsible management of inherited wealth. With proper information and education, an inheritance can move from being a one-time financial bonanza to a lasting legacy that will provide opportunity for future generations.

Adam strongly believes in giving back to his local and global community. He currently serves as treasurer of a local church and leadership council for International Students Incorporated and is the past president of Habitat for Humanity. When not serving his clients or the community, he loves to mountain bike on the beautiful trails of the Black Hills. Adam is married to Lauren and they have five children: Eliza, Nolan, Emmett, Solomon and Toby. They have one dog, Boona, a Heinz 57 purebred.

Saundra Shaw

Branch Service Mgr/Sr Registered Client Assoc

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Saundra has worked as a service award winning registered client associate since 1999. Previously, she was an investigative paralegal for the senior partner of a regional law firm. Saundra’s focus is on delivering to you an exceptional client service experience. She is responsible for the group’s daily administrative functions that directly enhance our clients’ investment experience. Saundra assists you with online account access, personal filing systems and bill automation. Her legal background helps ensure your accounts are properly titled throughout life events so that client tax minimization and wealth transfer are optimized. She has a tremendous work ethic and sincerely wants your experience as a client to be exceptional.

Saundra holds the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses as well as life and health insurance licenses. She is married to Barry and they have two children, Kelli and Leigh. In her free time, Saundra enjoys riding her Harley Davidson, landscaping, interior design and skiing. They have three dogs, Moose and Riley, who are Golden Retrievers and their newest addition, Stout a Bernese Mountain and Golden mix.

Michelle Sterkel

Associate Vice President, Senior Financial Associate

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Michelle has worked in the financial services industry at a national wealth management firm since 1994 and with the Hillard Haggerty Group since 2011. She has also received national awards for her exceptional client service. She graduated from National American University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and she holds the Series 7 and 63 licenses.

Michelle’s focus is also on providing you with an exceptional client service experience. She does this through administrative support by performing critical and time sensitive functions such as new account opening, fund transfer, client education, online account access and retirement plan support. With her extensive financial industry experience, Michelle has a wealth of knowledge and takes pride in providing you with prompt personalized service and detail-oriented solutions.

Michelle is married to Paul and they have five grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys golfing, boating, fishing, traveling and spending time with her family.

Christine Mathews

Registered Client Associate

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Krista Burns

Client Associate

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