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Van A. Ewing II, MBA RICP® CLF®

Van A. Ewing II, MBA RICP® CLF®

Managing Principal & Director of Wealth Management

Van A. Ewing II is Managing Principal and Director of Wealth Management at Hunken Ewing Financial Group, an Illinois-based risk and wealth management firm located in the Chicago metro area. Van is responsible for management of the firm including leadership, strategic planning, talent acquisition, training, and mentorship. As Director of Wealth Management, he is focused on business development, client relationships, financial planning, investment management, and performance monitoring. 

Hunken Ewing Financial Group is a boutique financial firm partnering with 20-plus financial professional including members of the executive team. The boutique firm has over $842MM [1]of administered assets, approximately $55 million of recuring insurance premium, $14.2 million in dividends paid to its participating policy holders in 2023, and $4.9 billion of inforce death benefit that will be returned to the community in future years. (Data as of Dec 31st, 2023).

Within Van’s personal practice as a Wealth Management Advisor, Van specializes in delivering a holistic and comprehensive approach to risk and wealth management for individuals, families, and small business owners. He and his team of financial professionals’ pride themselves on creating a boutique client experience starting with building a foundation of education, organization, and transparency. Van provides a high level of experience through our collaborative process and strategies that minimize taxes and help our clients reach their financial goals in a pursuit of a life well balanced.

As strategic leader of talent acquisition to the firm, Van is always seeking the opportunity to meet talented professionals seeking a path of entrepreneurship in the financial services arena.  He is a dedicated mentor seeking to educate, coach, and encourage our professionals to become the best version of themselves. Please reach out to us if you or someone you know is interested in learning more about opportunities with Hunken Ewing Financial Group.

Prior to Hunken Ewing Financial Group, Van was Managing Partner for New York Life Insurance Company (NYLIC).  He was responsible for growing the agency and managing teams of advisors in insurance, investments, and financial planning.  His achievements include growing the downtown Chicago NYLIC office from scratch to one of the largest offices in the NYLIC agency system.  His career began at Texaco, Inc. (now known as Chevron Corporation), with his last position being Director of Mergers and Acquisitions and Strategic Initiatives.

Van received his BBA in Finance from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and his MBA, specialization Finance, from Howard University.  His financial designations include Chartered Leadership Fellow® (CLF) and Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP). He serves as a Board Member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) Illinois Foundation, Board Member of Howard University School of Business, and previously served as Corporate Advisory Board Member of LaRabida Hospital and the American Lung Association-Chicago Region.

Van has also been recognized as a “Man of Excellence” by The Chicago Defender in 2015 and awarded one of Howard University’s “Most Prominent Business School Alumni” in 2010. In May 2018, Van had the distinct honor of delivering the “Keynote Address” to the Howard University School of Business graduating class.

Van currently resides in the western suburb of Hinsdale, IL, with his wife Elizabeth and two sons.  As a family, they enjoy golf, tennis, paddle tennis, pickleball, University of Wisconsin Badger sports, attending Formula 1 racing events, long walks and runs through the neighborhood with their two dogs, competitive Peloton rides, and relaxing and with nearby family and friends.  Van loves the culinary arts of cooking and the tasting of small Napa and Paso Robles vineyard wines and the well-known old vines of the Burgundy region of France.


Registered Principal & Financial Advisor of Park Avenue Securities, General Agency of Guardian.  CA License #0L51531. 2024-175978 exp 05/2026.

[1]Represents in force cash values for life insurance and market values of all securities accounts. Market values of securities accounts are subject to significant changes due to market conditions. The values provided should not be used in deciding on the quality of services provided by representatives of this agency.