Stewart Financial Services
Meet The Team
President / Co-Owner American Classic Agency
President / CEO Stewart Financial Services
Beyond his work at ACA, Mr. Stewart is a true visionary and entrepreneur, as evidenced by his role as the CEO of Stewart Financial Services. His talent and foresight in this area have been widely recognized, with numerous awards and honors bestowed upon him over the years, including the highly prestigious American Classic Excellence Award (ACE), which he has been privileged to receive no fewer than seven times.
As a published author, Mr. Stewart has also made important contributions to the field of finance and wealth management, co-authoring the acclaimed book Saving Middle America-Securing Financial Dreams. This landmark work explores the crucial elements of financial planning and draws on the author’s extensive knowledge and expertise to deliver practical advice on how to achieve long-term financial stability and success.
Mr. Stewart’s exceptional leadership and unwavering commitment to his clients and colleagues have earned him a well-deserved place among the top professionals in the industry. His membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Roundtable is a testament to his skills and achievements, while his recent recognition as Most Admired CEO by the Daily Record is a clear indication of the high esteem in which he is held by his peers.
Despite his many accomplishments, Mr. Stewart remains a humble and down-to-earth person at heart. He is a proud graduate of Bowie State University and is deeply committed to his family, residing in Bowie, MD with his beloved wife and daughters. All in all, he is a true inspiration to anyone striving for excellence in the business world and beyond.
Tony L. Brown Sr.
Senior Marketing Director
Tony L. Brown Sr. is originally from North Carolina. Tony graduated from Morgan State University in 1998 where he received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. He went on to work as an Engineer for six years with General Motors in Baltimore, Maryland followed by Giant Food Incorporated at the headquarters in Landover, Maryland. After being frustrated by the economic limitations for employees looking to build wealth and security within corporate America, he entered the Financial Services industry in 2004.
Tony was an instant success and has received numerous awards for production and leadership over the years for multiple Insurance and Financial Services firms. Tony is a member of many prestigious organizations for top financial professionals including; the National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors, The Million Dollar Round Table of Elite Financial Advisors, the Heartland Institute of Financial Educators, and The National Association of Certified Financial Fiduciaries. Currently, Mr Brown is a Senior Marketing Director at Stewart Financial Services. He has spent years building and maintaining a successful agency of financial professionals working in multiple states nationwide. Mr Brown believes in dealing with clients face to face and personally services over 1,000 families primarily in the DC Metropolitan Area. He takes pride in helping new professionals within the industry to grow and develop personally and professionally. Tony gets the most enjoyment from educating individual families and large groups on the importance of protecting assets and income from potential loss due to death, disability, or market fluctuations. He believes it is paramount to instruct his audience on how to safely accumulate wealth and achieve a lifetime income devoid of risk in retirement.
He is licensed in MD, DC, VA, DE, NY, NC, CA, FL, GA, IL, MA, NM, NJ, PA, SC, TN, TX, WV, CO, CT, NV, WI, MO.
Senior Marketing Director
Joseph Wanene, a skilled and dedicated professional, proudly joined the esteemed organizations of Stewart Financial Services and American Classic Agency back in 2012, with a strong sense of enthusiasm and passion to contribute towards the growth and success of the companies. With his exceptional expertise and a profound understanding of the industry, Joseph brought with him a wealth of experience and knowledge that proved to be invaluable for the firms in their mission to provide top-notch services to their clients.
Through his tireless efforts and unrelenting commitment to excellence, Joseph has made significant contributions to the success and expansion of the companies, earning a well-deserved reputation as an essential member of their talented team. His achievements and accomplishments during his time at Stewart Financial Services and American Classic Agency are a testament to his dedication and unwavering work ethic, making him an exemplary professional and an important asset to the organizations.
Agency Marketing Producer
Roderick is a committed professional who has been contributing his expertise to the financial services industry since 2007. Throughout the years, he has showcased his unwavering dedication towards his clients’ financial well-being by employing his extensive knowledge and expertise in the field. Roderick’s exceptional track record has earned him licenses to work in multiple states across the United States, including Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and Georgia.
As a result of his ongoing pursuit of personal growth and development, Roderick stays informed of the latest trends and regulations in the financial industry. This has enabled him to continue providing his clients with insightful and sound guidance that aligns with their goals and needs. Roderick’s clients have benefited greatly from his unwavering commitment, receiving the best possible level of service that has propelled their financial success forward.
Agency Marketing Producer
Crystal Hollingsworth has had a phenomenal career in the insurance industry that spans over a decade, and her extensive expertise is unparalleled. With unwavering dedication and hard work, she has managed to establish herself as a formidable member of the team at both Stewart Financial Services and American Classic Agency. Her prowess in the industry is evident through her licensure in eight states across the United States, including Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Georgia, and Florida.
This affirms not only her comprehensive knowledge of the insurance industry but also her deep understanding of the unique insurance regulations and policies governing each state. As a result, she is uniquely positioned to provide clients with top-notch insurance coverage that is tailored to their unique needs.
Office Manager/District Manager
Linda Macklin is a highly dedicated individual with an impressive background in the insurance industry. After working hard to obtain her Life and Health Insurance License, she has gone on to excel in her career at Stewart Financial Services. Possessing unparalleled knowledge and expertise in the field, Linda has become an essential asset to the company and has gained a strong reputation among clients for her professional and reliable service. Furthermore, her experience and expertise have allowed her to become licensed in Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Linda has an unwavering commitment to her work, continuously seeking to expand her knowledge to better serve her clients and ensure their complete satisfaction. Through her dedication, excellence, and strong work ethic, Linda has proven to be an outstanding insurance agent and asset to her community.
Yvondra Caprese Hayes
Yvondra Caprese Hayes is originally from Los Angeles, California. She graduated from Cambridge College with a Master’s degree in Education and a B.B.A. degree in Insurance from Howard University. Yvondra has worked in various areas of insurance with companies such as AIG and The Equitable in New York, CareFirst, and American Income Life in Maryland. She joined Stewart Financial Services in November of 2015. Yvondra is licensed to operate in DC, MD, VA, NJ, CA, and SC. As a small business owner for 15 years, her passion and heart are for helping and educating women, small business owners, and parents, especially single parents, to understand the benefits of debt and mortgage reduction, budgeting, college planning, tax-free retirement, insurance concepts, key person insurance, and more.
As a Life & Health Insurance Professional who takes a holistic approach to finances, Caprese understands that there is more to you than your money. Money is only one aspect of becoming healthy, wealthy, and wise for a lifetime. Caprese has presented to and educated various groups on financial wellness, such as parents, women’s ministries, sororities, realtors, physicians, and holistic therapy practitioners. In addition to running several successful businesses throughout the years, Caprese has been happily married for over 15 years, is an active member of her church, and volunteers for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, as well as multiple organizations throughout the D.C. Metropolitan area. “For wisdom is protection just as money is protection, but the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the lives of its possessors”.
Deputy Marketing Agency Producer
First and foremost, Monique Beidleman is a child of God and is totally led by the Spirit of the Lord. All of her seminars and presentations are spoken from biblical principles as it relates to finances.
Monique Beidleman is originally from Pittsburgh, PA. She graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management. After graduation, Monique worked in hotel sales for 7 years before joining the financial services industry in 2003. Monique has been recognized with numerous awards for her outstanding sales record throughout her entire career.
Monique’s tenure and accomplishments are a direct reflection of her comprehension of the financial needs of the community in which she serves. She takes great pride in helping people protect themselves and their families financially and properly prepare them for retirement. Monique has notably been featured on Seek Purpose and Live Dreams TV. Her passion is speaking to women’s groups, churches, and civic organizations on topics such as budgeting, college planning, tax-free retirement, understanding life insurance, long-term care, final expenses, getting your financial house in order, and much more. Her love of educating people on financial principles in public forums resonates with everyone who has ever had the pleasure of hearing her speak. Financial seminars are her way of giving back to the communities she serves by providing valuable information that everyone needs to know. She realizes that communities are often the last to be privy to new financial principles that are critical.
In addition to running a successful business, Monique also provides administrative services to the former United States Secretary of Labor, Alexis Herman. Monique is not only a devoted wife and mother of two beautiful children, but she also serves her community through her missionary work as a Girl Scout Troop Leader. She manages a group of 12 pre-teen girls and coordinates their participation in field trips, community service, charitable events, fundraisers, as well as Girl Scout traditional functions.
It is essential to appreciate and note that in all she is engaged in, she is not oblivious to her religious duties and responsibilities to God. She is a proud member of the Reid Temple AME Church located in Glendale, MD, under the powerful leadership of the Rev. Mark E. Whitlock, Jr. Monique and her family reside in Upper Marlboro, MD. Monique is licensed in MD, DC, VA, PA. She joined the insurance industry in 2003.
Sr Agency Marketing Director
The Safe Money Coach has been serving the financial needs of individuals, families, and business owners for nearly two decades. His specialty lies in providing tax-efficient strategies to help clients create a bulletproof financial plan that will carry them through all stages of life, from accumulation to preservation to distribution.
Maurice uses his knowledge and expertise to help countless people navigate the complex world of finance and investment with ease. His motto, “Educate. Execute. Elevate,” rings true in every aspect of his business. He takes the time to educate his clients on their options, expertly executes on their behalf, and delivers results that elevate them to new heights of financial success.
Maurice is currently licensed to operate in Maryland, DC, Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Texas. This ensures that his services are accessible to a wide range of people across the country.
Alan Stewart joined Stewart Financial Services/American Classic Agency in 2013. He grew up on the Eastern Shore with nine other siblings, including the CEO of Stewart Financial Services, Anthony Stewart. Alan has been serving as a mental health therapist since 1996 and holds a Master’s degree in counseling psychology from Salisbury University (formerly Salisbury State College).
In 2013, Alan became a licensed insurance producer. He is licensed in MD, DC, VA, and SC. During his first year in the financial services industry, he achieved the Rising Star Award based on his first-half production. As a part-timer, he has received numerous annual awards including the 2018 Part-time Agent of the Year. Alan loves serving Middle America and follows the principles outlined in the book “Saving Middle America,” which he co-authored with his brother, Anthony R. Stewart.
Alan has assisted many families in areas such as life insurance, mortgage protection, disability, long term care, annuities, and tax-free income solutions for investment and retirement. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and received his 40-year service award. He has a 1st-degree black belt in Taekwondo and will release a gospel album with his nephews and older brother in January 2021. He is married with 2 daughters and one son. The past 7 years, he has been the Minister of Music at Carmody Hills Baptist Church.
Alan has had a passion for helping others for over 30 years. His personal mission is to encourage others to protect and secure their families’ financial future, starting with themselves. One of his favorite sayings is, “If it is to be, it is up to me.”
“Let us grow not weary in well-doing, for we shall reap if we faint not” (Galatians 6:9).
Alan Stewart has been serving clients in MD, DC, and VA for over 5 years in the insurance business.
Kimberly Washington has been building an incredible career in the financial services industry. She combines her skills in engineering and public service with her passion for financial fitness, sustainability, and serving people. Kimberly has managed to create a unique niche for herself in the industry. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Morgan State University, followed by a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from the University of Maryland. After gaining invaluable experience in the finance industry, Kimberly joined Stewart Financial Services in 2016.
Her current focus is providing financial advice and support to individuals looking to secure their financial future. This dynamic finance professional brings her expertise to her work every day and has obtained licenses in multiple states, including DC, MD, VA, PA, OH, TN, and FL. With her knowledge of financial industry regulations, Kimberly is the go-to expert for clients looking for a trusted financial advisor.
Robin Walls Couch
Robin is a native of Washington and has been an educator in various capacities for 25 years. As a career educator, she believes in the motto of “generational work.” She firmly believes that when you educate a child, their life is forever impacted. In turn, the lives of their families are affected, and the lives of future generations also reap the benefits.
Educating the underserved and marginalized community is her passion and drives her “WHY”. As an educator, she learned that financial literacy is a key component and LIFE SKILL that is missing from the community in which she serves. Children nor their families are taught the basic fundamentals of leaving a legacy through proper financial planning.
Robin joined American Classic Agency under the coaching expertise of the President, Anthony Stewart, and became a licensed agent in October 2022. Currently, she is licensed in four states. She hit the ground running to put her “WHY” into motion. She aligned her mission as an agent to provide an extended branch to the underserved and educate families about Income Protection, Debt Elimination, and Legacy Creation. Robin earned the Fast Start Agent Award and was a Part-time Agent of the Month in February 2022! In the last quarter of 2022, she submitted over $25K in annualized premiums. Robin is eager and excited about providing tools and education to the communities in which information has not been traditionally accessible. Her passion and drive, combined with the supportive ACA team, will guide and motivate her to deliver Future Tax-Free Transferrable Wealth to the families she serves.
Saran T. Baker
Saran T. Baker is a highly-skilled, driven, and dedicated professional with over two decades of experience in the financial industry. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, national and local non-profits, and has gained invaluable experience that has made her a top performer in the industry.
As a life strategist, Saran is committed to helping individuals protect their income, create generational wealth, eliminate debt, and prepare for tax-free retirement.
Her approach is unconventional, and she leverages her background in Organization Development, Human Resources, Technology, and Financial Services to create a solid financial plan for her clients’ futures. Saran’s exceptional skills have not gone unnoticed, and she serves as an adjunct faculty member of Prince George’s Community College, where she passes on her knowledge and expertise to the next generation of financial professionals. She is also passionate about giving back to her local community and regularly volunteers with non-profit organizations to build a better future for everyone.
With more than 12 years of experience in the life and health insurance industry, Tanya specializes in offering voluntary benefits and services to members of labor unions (AFSCME, SEIU, IAFF, FOP, and WTU) and their families through worksite marketing in the DC, MD, and VA areas. Since joining American Classic Agency, Tanya has been highly motivated to return to the worksite location to provide sufficient coverage for underinsured employees.