Our Team

Wayne Messmer & Associates


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Wayne P. Messmer

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James A. Geake

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Kenneth D. Loebel, MBA


The Client Support Team

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Goran Aronsson

Goran manages and ensures all incoming transfers and new business is handled and the entire process goes as smoothly as possible.

Like James Geake, graduated from North Park University in Chicago in 2001. He was born and raised in a small town in Sweden before coming to Chicago in 1996 to study. Little did he know in 1996 that twenty years later, Goran would still call Chicago home. He currently lives in the Andersonville neighborhood with his wife and his daughter.

When Goran is not at the office, you’ll likely find him playing golf, at a Blackhawks game, or watching soccer.

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Jennifer dela Merced

Jenni has been with Wayne Messmer and Associates for over 15 years. She describes our firm as her “home away from home.” If you have ever phoned into our company you have probably spoken with her. She keeps everyones’ day-to-day schedule in order and is in charge of all client outreach and
follow up.

She was born and raised in Chicago and graduated from the University of Illinois in Chicago. In her spare time she is very involved in fitness and likes to spend time with her husband, her daughter who is away at college, and her two dogs!

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Patty Gatz

Patty has been with the Wayne Messmer & Associates for over 6 years and helps ensure that client files and reports are always up to date. She was born in Chicago, grew up in Niles and has lived in Glenview for over 25 years.

In her spare time she loves working on her garden, watching the Bears and spending time relaxing with her husband, 2 kids, and her rescue dog, Allie.