Our Team

John D. Ross

John is a Principal of National Investment Advisors, Inc. a Wealth Management firm located in Springfield, Illinois. He is highly qualified results oriented leader with broad and diversified experience of over 20 years in Financial Markets, Business Continuity, Financial Analysis, Corporate Cash Management as well as Real Estate Investment.

John is a Financial Advisor and Registered Investment Advisor Representative possessing a Series 7 (General Securities), a Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law) , and a Series 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law) license along with multiple insurance licenses.

John has been partnering with individuals and businesses to help achieve their financial goals since 1995.

Prior to joining Raymond James Financial Services in 1995, John was a successful business owner. John's experience has helped him achieve an advanced understanding of both business and individual investment needs. John emphasizes a proactive approach to tactical asset allocation modeling and tax planning.

A native of Springfield for over thirty-five years, John has served on several charitable boards and foundations including serving as Chairman of the American Lung Association Committee for Fund Raising.

John loves animals and supports multiple charitable organizations for the human care of animals. John has two boxer dogs of his own, Diesel and Payton.

John's email address is jross@nationalinvestmentadvisors.com.

** Kestra Investment Services, LLC does not provide legal or tax advice. Clients must consult with their own legal and tax advisors.

Todd K. Hamerlinck

Todd is principal of National Investment Advisors and Financial Advisor working with National Investment Advisors, Inc. He has been helping individuals and businesses with their investments since 1987. He concentrates in accumulating and preserving wealth for retirement. A native of Petersburg, Illinois, he earned a B.A degree in Business Communications from Eastern Illinois University and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Illinois-Springfield. Todd is a the past President of Springfield Rotary Club and a past Board Member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Sangamon County. He and his wife Tiffani currently reside in Springfield with their four children, Adam, Andrew, Alex, & Aidan. Todd's email address is thamerlinck@nationalinvestmentadvisors.com.

Bradley W. Books

Brad has been working as a Financial Advisor for more than 15 years. A life-long resident of Springfield, Brad attended Sacred Heart-Griffin High School. He continued his education at Lincoln Land Community College where he quickly earned his Associate Degree in Science. Brad earned his BA in Business Administration and a minor degree of Management Information Systems from the University of Illinois-Springfield where he graduated cum laude. Focusing on the benefits of disciplined investing, independent research, and proper Asset Allocation, Brad assists his clients with retirement plans and their overall financial lives. In addition to his Financial Advisory Practice, Brad is one of the partners in the family business, Capitol Blue Print, Inc., also located in Springfield. Brad is also one of four founders and current President of CJK Charitable Foundation, Ltd. CJK was established to raise donation funds in the name of his deceased best friend, Christopher J. Kohlrus. CJK Charitable Foundation donates all proceeds to Prairie Education & Research Cooperative, located in Springfield. Brad met his wife, Betsy Link, in high school. After many years of courtship, Brad caught Betsy in a weak moment and she accepted his proposal for marriage . They were married in 2005 and currently reside and remain active in the Springfield community. They have three wonderful children, Karigan, Graciella, & Logan and very loyal dog, Maverick.

Brad's email address is bbooks@nationalinvestmentadvisors.com.

Paula Lantz

Paula is the office manager and has been with National investment advisors for 16 years. Born and raised in Springfield, Paula graduated from Ursuline Academy and completed her BA at the University of Illinois at Springfield in Fine and Creative art. From here she went on to work for Sherwin Williams Company for 15 years as a design consultant. Paula is married to her husband Mike and has two sons Ryan and John. She enjoys being with family and the simple things in life: being with friends, watching sports, going on walks and going out or making dinner at home and last but not least, a bite of chocolate a few times a week and buying a new pair of shoes. Paula's email address is plantz@nationalinvestmentadvisors.com.

Edna White

Edna has been with National Investment Advisors since 2009 serving in the office operation. She supports the Financial Advisors and the Office Manager with the daily operations of the office. Her responsibilities include preparing client account reviews, monthly distributions accountability, monthly statement generation with mailings, office fillings, and other duties as assigned. In her previous work history, she has worked for Coonrod Financial Group, NCP Travel, Omega World Travel and the US Army as a commissioned officer with the Corp of Engineers at Ft. Belvoir, VA. All of her jobs have been in a position of responsibility with clients personal or financial information, travel information for business or family, and government classified documents. Edna graduated with a BS in Geography from Arkansas State University. She enjoys spending time and traveling with her husband, Stephen and their family. Edna and Stephen have 2 daughters, Samantha and Katie. Samantha is an Auditor in Springfield and married with their 2 grandsons. Katie is a school teacher in Bloomington, IL. Edna enjoys traveling in the United States and the world, cruise travel, reading, and quilting. Edna's email address is ewhite@nationalinvestmentadvisors.com.