Tom Prutzman is a seasoned financial professional with nearly 25 years in the financial services industry. Born and raised in Reno, Nevada, Tom left northern Nevada to attend the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, where he graduated in three and a half years. While at Cornell, Tom gained a broad education in finance and business management, and also honed a skill for operating in high-pressure environments. After receiving his bachelor of science degree in 1995, Tom moved to San Francisco to work with Morgan Stanley and began his career in the financial services, investment, and brokerage industries. He was later promoted to associate vice president. In 2004, Tom moved to Los Angeles and founded Prutzman Wealth Management (PWM), an independent, 401(k) fiduciary advisor that develops customized financial planning and investment solutions for clients’ personal, retirement, and charitable goals. Now based in Reno, Nevada, PWM’s mission is to simplify investing for its clients and to help them reach their lifelong goals and aspirations. Tom is excited to be a board member of Nevada Connections Academy. He plans to use his skill in strategy to help navigate the future for this successful learning platform.