Baird is built upon shared values of honesty, integrity, genuine concern for clients, and respect for associates. These values drew us to join Baird and remain central to our ability to earn the quality client partnerships and maintain the high standards that are Baird traditions. Contact us today to explore a partnership with the Didion Gustin Group and Robert W. Baird.
Andy joined Baird in 1998, and has a business career spanning more than 25 years as part-owner and operator of Didion Inc., a grain marketing and processing business. Andy’s experience at developing marketing plans for customers and managing the finances of the business has provided a wealth of insight and expertise that he draws upon as a Financial Advisor.
Andy and his wife, Yvonne, are 30-year residents of Jefferson, where he is a charter member of the Jefferson Lions Club and on the boards of the Jefferson Community Foundation and the Character Education Program for the Jefferson School District. Andy also served as a member of the Jefferson School Board for more than 20 years. In his free time, he enjoys cross-country skiing, gardening and biking.
Mark graduated from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Before joining Baird, Mark had served the needs of clients at Thrivent Financial after a career in teaching, coaching, and educational publishing. In describing the philosophy of the Didion Gustin Group, Mark says, “We work to remove the stresses of planning for your future. First we listen, then we work with you to build the retirement and legacy of your choosing.”
Mark and his family live in Fort Atkinson, where he has been a member of the Fort Atkinson Kiwanis Club, is involved in various outdoor support programs, is a part of the adult Sunday School at his church, is Co-Den Leader of his son's Cub Scout Den and was a member of the 25th Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce Project LEAD. In his free time, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife Pam and three children, Gracie, Gabe, and Garrison, as well as camping, fishing, and fitness.
Lauren graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a bachelor’s degree in social work. Lauren joined Baird in 2007 in the cashiering/treasury management department. She joined the Oconomowoc branch as a Registered Client Relationship Assistant in 2010 and started working with the Didion Gustin Group in the fall of 2012.
Lauren and her family live in Waukesha, WI. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Jay, and their 2 year old son, Everett. She also enjoys running, group fitness classes, and biking.
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