LFA – Columbus RPO
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Leadership Team

John Ekman

Divisional Vice President

John Ekman serves as the Divisional Vice President of the Central Region for Lincoln Financial Advisors.

John began his career in the financial services industry three decades ago as a financial advisor with E.F. Hutton/ Shearson Lehman. Since then, he has held leadership roles in several firms, culminating with his last position as Divisional Manager and Senior Vice President at U.S. Bank/U.S. Bancorp Investments' Midwest Division - the largest division in USBI footprint - since 2010. There, he managed a team of eight regional managers and 201 advisors. Over the course of his career, John has focused specifically on mentoring and leading large sales teams, cultivating successful partnerships, and managing risk and compliance while driving strong revenue growth.


Amy Giller

Relationship Management Director

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Amy joined the Columbus Lincoln Financial Advisors (LFA) office in March 1997. Amy serves as the Relationship Management Director for the Central Region. Amy is committed to helping advisors serve their clients and grow their practices. Her mission is to connect each financial advisor to the appropriate resources from Lincoln Financial Advisors’ broad platform of choices and resources.

Amy believes in fostering an environment that encourages training, education and the sharing of best practices that help lead to growth. If you are a financial advisor seeking a firm with a broad range of products and a high level of service, please explore the opportunities at LFA.

A graduate from Boston College, Amy worked in Atlanta for a couple of years before returning to Columbus, where she was born and raised. She is married with two children. Amy holds a Life & Annuity license, as well as Series 7 and 24 registrations. She is a member of the FPA Central Ohio chapter and The Childhood League, as well as a board member of the Bexley Community Foundation.


Jamie Allmon

Regional Director of Operations

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Jamie Allmon began her career with Lincoln Financial Advisors in 2001 and has worked in several different roles. In 2004 Jamie became the Business Operations Manager for the Columbus, Ohio office where she is responsible for Human Resources, Compliance and Operations. Jamie is the resource within the Columbus RPO for all commission, payroll, compliance and benefit issues. In 2010 Jamie was promoted to Regional Director of Operations where she continues to perform the BOM functions as well as supervising three other offices. Jamie has her Series 7 and 24 registrations and Life, Health and Annuity licenses. She is a graduate from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University where she earned a degree in Finance. She lives in Grove City, Ohio with her husband and 4 young children.