"Taking control and getting your financial "house" in order allows you to enjoy the more important aspects of your life—your family, your health, your friends, your career, and ultimately—your retirement.
As CEO of AurorA, I am proud we play such an important role in helping you pursue your personal lifestyle goals as you journey through life."
Mary Anderson: Chief Executive Officer and Director of Marketing
Mary came to Rochester in 1983 to begin her practice in financial strategies. Her goal was to help people better understand the importance of saving for the future and retirement. Mary took those goals to new heights by co-founding AurorA Group LLC. Today, AurorA enhances client confidence and security by delivering formal educational programs and workshops known as "The AurorA Educational Series."
Mary has served four years on the International Association of Financial Planners (IAFP) Board of Directors. As an officer on the Small Business Council of Rochester New York, Mary was elected vice president in 1998, president-elect from 1999–2001, and president from 2001–2003. As a former board member of the Community Technology Assessment Advisory Board (CTAAB), Mary supports the role that small business and small business owners play in the economic development and growth of Rochester through her involvement in the Rochester Business Alliance, the CEO Roundtable, the Women's Executive Network, and the Penfield Economic Development Corporation.
In 2003, Mary was nominated for the prestigious "Athena Award," which honors the Outstanding Achievement of Women Professionals.
"I believe successful financial planning is not just a matter of buying stocks and bonds ...
It is more a result of making confident, informed decisions that lead to financial security, prosperity, and most importantly—"Peace of Mind."
Andrew J. Drago, Jr., CMFC: President and Senior Financial Consultant
A native of New York City, Andrew found his way to Rochester to attend the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1974 on scholarship, and he has been a Rochesterian ever since.
In addition to being a co-founder, Andrew holds the Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor (CMFC) designation from the College of Financial Planning and is a Registered Representative and Investment Adviser Representative of Commonwealth Financial Network, member FINRA and SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser.
With more than 37 years in the financial services industry, specializing in Lump-Sum Retirement Planning, Wealth Preservation, and Estate Planning—Andrew has consistently helped his clientele transform their financial goals into lifestyle achievements!
Andrew was an active participant in the Small Business Council, CEO Roundtable, and is a respected keynote speaker. He served as a member in good standing of the National Association of Independent Financial Advisors (NAIFA), National Association of Life Underwriters (NALU), The Million-Dollar Roundtable (MDRT), and the prestigious "Academy of Honor,” in addition to being a guest on WHAM’s Ask the Experts.
Andrew's truly unique and comprehensive approach to the entire financial planning process strives to allow his clientele to face the future with confidence.
"As the Director of Client Services and Assistant to the President, I strive to enhance the overall planning experience by delivering unsurpassed service and personalized attention to each and every client we serve."
Donna Bellanca: Director of Operations and Assistant to the President
Donna brings more than 39 years of experience in the financial services industry to AurorA.
In addition to her administrative responsibilities, she serves as liaison between the president and the AurorA clientele.
Donna's dedication and acute attention to detail ensures a truly enjoyable and seamless service experience.
Donna has been a recipient of our industry's Quality Service Awards and has received numerous letters of appreciation from our "Exclusive Club" of AurorA clients.