About Us

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ryanRyan Krauss

Ryan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Central Financial Group.  He is proud to be the second generation of U.S. Central Financial and he will continue the company’s commitment to excellence.  He has been in the insurance business for 17 years and added the investment advisory services in 2013.  Over those seventeen years he has hosted over 600 public and client workshops to help his clients grow and manage their retirement nest egg and maximize their family legacy.  Ryan learned early in his career the value of dedication to his clients, quality products and sound financial strategies.  He believes in the power of planning ahead, the decisions that we make define our lives, our retirement and the legacy we leave behind.

Ryan believes in advising his clients the same way he would advise his own family.  Doing so has created lasting client relationships and many client referrals.  Dedication to clients is the solid foundation upon which U.S. Central Financial is built.

Ryan stated “We have always remained independent which provides us the opportunity to shop the industry for the best financial products to use in helping our clients.”

Ryan was born and raised in central Nebraska, where he attended Doniphan Public Schools before continuing his studies at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  He and his wife Erica have been married for 15 years and have two boys, Devin and Dylan.  He is an avid fisherman and hunter.  Ryan is also a U.S. instrument rated pilot having obtained his wings in 2001.

*Ryan is an investment advisor representative with advisory services offered through Global Financial Private Capital, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.

ronRonald Krauss

Ronald founded U.S. Central Financial Group, Inc. in 1988. He served 25 years as the Chief Executive Officer until January 2013. He handed the baton off to his son Ryan Krauss who is equally committed to continuing the vision and mission of U.S. Central Financial Group. The company was founded out of a vision for a financial services company that is dedicated to its clients and determined to offer the best and most competitive financial products in the industry. It’s all about helping our clients enjoy a better and more secure retirement. The best financial products combined with sound financial strategies and superior customer service. We have worked diligently over the past twenty-five years to deliver the best products and the best service to our clients. It has paid big dividends in the form of growth and client loyalty. U.S. Central has enjoyed steady growth and now serves the financial needs of clients in nine states.

Ron was raised in southwestern Nebraska and graduated high school in Cambridge Nebraska. He continued his studies at PCMT computer business school in Kansas City Missouri. Ron has been married 44 years to his wife Vada. They have three children and seven grandchildren. His father was a blacksmith and believed in honesty, hard work and dedication. Ron applies these values in both his professional and personal life.

Ron will continue his affiliation with U.S. Central Financial. He will focus on working with individual clients which will afford him a more flexible schedule. Without the administrative responsibilities of Chief Executive Officer, Ron will be able to spend a little more time enjoying his grandchildren, fishing, hunting, golfing, and traveling.

*Ronald is insurance licensed only.

Melisa Salter

Melisa joined U.S. Central Financial Group in February 2016 as the Marketing/Licensing Manager and Property/Casualty Agent.

She has more than 20 years of industry experience and is licensed in property/casualty and life/health insurance. Her primary background has been property/casualty both as a customer service representative and an agent/producer here in Grand Island.
“I have always prided myself in customer service and believe in treating clients with integrity and respect,” Melisa said. “So I feel right at home and look forward to carrying this on here at U.S. Central Financial Group, where our motto is ‘Service with Integrity.’”

Melisa was born Imperial, Nebraska, and graduated from Wauneta-Palisade High School. She moved to Grand Island in 1991 and attended Spencer School of Business, where she received her associate’s degree in travel management.

She currently resides in Grand Island with her husband, Jim, and two children, Seth and Brittney.

She is a past member of the Crisis Center board, GI Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, Business Networking International Grand Island Chapter and NAIFA.

*Melisa is insurance licensed only.

To schedule a time to discuss your financial future contact us at info@uscentralfinancial.com or call us at 800-759-2453 today!

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