Our Team

Dick Patterson, CLU®, ChFC®, ARPC

For more than 48 years, Dick has been helping his clients in financial, business, and estate planning. He has been affiliated with New York Life for over 48 years. He is a member agent of The Nautilus Group, an exclusive, advanced planning team for estate conservation and business continuation strategies. The Nautilus Group, a service of New York Life Insurance Company, is only open to approximately 220 of the company’s more than 10,000 agents.

Dick currently holds a Series 6, 63 and 7. He is an Investment Adviser Representative with Eagle Strategies LLC, a Registered Investment Adviser and a Registered Representative with NYLIFE Securities LLC (Member FINRA/SIPC), a licensed insurance agency.

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Dick is a member of the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU). The mission for AALU is to promote, preserve and protect advanced life insurance planning for the benefit of our members, their clients, the industry and the general public. He is also a member of the Central Arkansas Estate Council, a group dedicated to ongoing education involving trust, estate, and investment issues.

Dick has earned numerous industry and company achievements, including Life Member of the Million Dollar Round Table* and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arkansas Chapter of the Society for Financial Service Professionals. He has also served as President for the Arkansas Chapter of National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) and the Central Arkansas Chapter of the American Society of Chartered Life Underwriters®. Most recently, he was recognized as New York Life Arkansas Associate of the Year 2012.

Dick has been involved in many civic activities, including the Advisory Board for the Salvation Army and State Chairman for the March of Dimes. He has also served as President for organizations including RSVP, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Central Arkansas and the High Noon Toastmasters Club where he earned the Distinguished Toastmaster designation.

Dick is a graduate of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, with a BS in Business Administration and a concentration in Marketing. He has also completed the extensive studies necessary to earn the Chartered Life Underwriter's (CLU®), the Chartered Financial Consultant’s (ChFC®) and the Accredited Retirement Plan Consultant’s (ARPC) designations.

Dick has been married to Suzanne for 53 years. They have three children, Christopher, Jonathan, and Bethany… and 5 grandchildren.

Angela Crowe | Operations Manager/Licensed Service Assistant

Angela started as the LSA/Office Manager at Patterson Financial Group in 2018. She studied Real Estate Finance at the University of Little Rock and has worked in the finance and real estate industries for 19 years. She currently has an AR Insurance License and is studying for her Series 7 and Series 66. When she is not at work, she can be found spending time with her husband of 20 years and her children, a 12 year old son and a 10 year old daughter. She was raised in Arkansas, but lived Louisiana for all of her young adulthood and thinks of herself as an Arkansan with strong Louisianan tendencies. She is active in her community of Bryant, AR and enjoys every moment of the part she plays in helping our clients achieve their dreams.