Named to Forbes' Best in State Wealth Advisors list for 2019, Keefe Gorman is a Certified Financial Planner who serves as managing director at an Ithaca, New York, Merrill Lynch affiliate. A former collegiate skier at St. Lawrence University, Keefe Gorman continues to ski as part of the World Pro Ski Tour (WPST).
The WPST is a dual alpine skiing tour that includes events in the US and Canada with Olympic-caliber athletes. In addition to hosting these events, the WPST operates a podcast that features interviews with some of the biggest names in skiing. The guest on its most recent edition was Bernhard Knauss, who holds the distinction as the only skier to surpass $1 million in career earnings on the pro tour.
A native of Austria, Knauss failed to win a medal at the 1988 Winter Olympics and had limited World Cup success, but was a standout on the U.S. Pro Tour in the late 1980s and 1990s. He retired toward the end of the 20th century with nearly $1.5 million in earnings.
On the podcast, Knauss discusses his initial move to the US and what made him so successful in the dual-skiing format. In addition, he talks about former competitors like Phil Mahre and discussed some ways in which the WPST can grow in popularity.
Merrill Lynch managing director Keefe Gorman is a noted philanthropist who supports nonprofits such as Shelter Box USA, Camp Good Days, Meals on Wheels, and the American Cancer Society. Beyond his professional and philanthropic endeavors, Keefe Gorman is an accomplished skier and certified professional ski instructor. He recently competed in the 2019 World Pro Ski Tour.
The 2019 World Pro Ski Tour was comprised of four different events, the first of which took place in Beaver Creek, Colorado, and was won by Garrett Driller. Canadian Phil Brown, who won the 2019 Tour and earned Rookie of the Year distinction, won both the second and third events in Waterville Valley and Steamboat Springs. The final event took place on March 30 and 31 in Sunday River, Maine.
By accruing 111 total points through the four events, Brown earned $21,600 in prize money. Driller, who finished second with 86 points, won $12,600. For his part, Gorman earned 10 points and $450.
A Toronto native, Brown is a member of the Canadian National Ski Team who has six top-30 finishes in World Cup Giant Slalom. He also earned the silver medal with Canada at the 2015 World Championships Nations Team Event.
A financial advisor with a career that spans three decades, Keefe Gorman serves as managing director of investments and wealth management advisor with the offices of Merrill Lynch in Ithaca, New York. In his free time, Keefe Gorman is an avid karting enthusiast.
A successful go-kart run begins by selecting the proper kart. For greater control, wise drivers may want to look for vehicles with fresher tires. New drivers should be sure that they don’t fall prey to the higher speeds of particularly powerful karts that may lead to drifting and a loss of control.
While driving, the most important thing to remember is to enter turns slow, but exit them fast. This technique enables drivers to keep momentum throughout the race, maintaining control while maximizing speed. Likewise, drivers should strive for constant speed by smoothly applying the accelerator and brakes as needed. Sudden jerking movements while speeding up and slowing down will inevitably lead to higher finishing times.
Keefe Gorman has worked as a leader in the financial industry for more than three decades. He began his career with Merrill Lynch in 1987 and has since received various awards and accolades from the likes of Forbes and Barron’s. Beyond his wealth management activities with organizations such as Merrill Lynch, Keefe Gorman enjoys staying active through skiing and tennis, among other outdoor interests.
The serve is arguably the most important shot in the sport of tennis, as it is the only shot during which a player has complete control over the ball. One important aspect of effective serve strategy is mixing in a variety of serves, with flat, slice, and top spin serves being the three most common types in a player’s arsenal.
The flat serve can be viewed as the basic service motion, though for power players and skilled servers it represents a potent offensive weapon. As the name implies, flat serves travel in a flat, direct line across the court, over the net, and into the opponent’s service box. Due to the lack of spin, flat serves travel quickly and bounce low. However, this same lack of spin gives flat serves little margin for error, as they can easily clip the top of the net, or land long or wide of the service box.
Slice and top spin serves are slower and less powerful compared to flat serves, but can provide players with the advantage in a point through surprise and placement. For right-handed players serving from the deuce court, slice serves cut diagonally across the court and continue to spin away after bouncing, dragging returners off the court. Top spin serves accomplish a similar task from the ad court, though top spin is better used to jam returners with a high-bouncing serve than to pull opponents off the court. Though versatile, spin serves can be attacked by skilled returners should the shot be poorly disguised.
As players improve their service games, they can develop more nuanced shots, such as the kick serve. Also known as a body serve, this shot mixes both top spin and slice to create an unpredictably breaking, high-bouncing shot that is very effective at throwing a returner off of their rhythm.
The holder of a bachelor's degree in economics from St. Lawrence University, Keefe Gorman is a Merrill Lynch-affiliated Certified Financial Planner professional who serves the firm as managing director of investments. Beyond his work with Merrill Lynch, Keefe Gorman is a passionate hockey fan.
It's not often career accountants have the opportunity to dress for, let alone play in, a National Hockey League (NHL) game, but that was the case for 36-year-old goaltender Scott Foster, who stopped all seven shots he faced for the Chicago Blackhawks in a 6-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets. The Blackhawks starting goaltender suffered an injury just hours prior to the game and, without enough time to call up a goaltender from the minor leagues, Chicago signed Foster to a one-day contract to fill in.
Foster estimated he has participated in more than a dozen games as an emergency backup this season, but that role always included watching the game from the press box. It was a much different experience this time, as he was called into the game in the third period when Blackhawks goaltender Collin Delia experienced cramps. A native of Sarnia, Ontario, Foster spent parts of three seasons with Western Michigan University from 2002 to 2006 and currently plays in a pair of recreational leagues.
A New York-based wealth advisor, Keefe Gorman serves as a managing director of investments at the Merrill Lynch office in Ithaca. In his free time outside of Merrill Lynch, Keefe Gorman, who is also a certified ski instructor, enjoys hitting the slopes.
Although New York is perhaps best known for its urban centers, the state is also home to a variety of mountainous terrain that helps make it an excellent ski destination. While New York’s excellent skiing is no secret to locals, some outside of the state may be surprised to learn that New York features more ski areas than anywhere else in the country. Among its over 40 ski locales are several destination resorts, including Gore Mountain, Windham Mountain, and Whiteface Lake Placid.
Home to more skiable acres than any other New York resort, Gore Mountain offers 107 trails and 27 glades as well as excellent off-hill attractions. For something a little closer to New York City, many area skiers head to Windham Mountain. This Catskills resort boasts 269 skiable acres and prides itself on providing something for skiers of all ability levels.
With a name recognized worldwide, Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid is a premier resort with the highest vertical drop east of the Rockies. Those who visit the resort can easily see why it was chosen twice to host the Winter Olympics.
Wealth management advisor for Merrill Lynch, Keefe Gorman has 30 years of professional experience. When he’s not working hard at Merrill Lynch, Keefe Gorman enjoys ice hockey.
In April of 2017, the commissioner of the National Hockey League (NHL), Gary Bettman announced that after five straight winter Olympics participating, the NHL would not allow a break in its schedule to permit its players to participate in the 2018 games in PyeongChang.
Bettman explained his decision was a result of a variety of compelling reasons. Surveys by NHL fans indicated that they were against the break and teams complained of the disruption to their season. He also said that many teams were punished by losing players to injuries sustained during the Olympics.
The cost was another reason why the NHL decided against participation. The International Olympic Committee had paid all of the associated costs for the previous Olympic Games, but they had informed the NHL that it would not foot the bill in 2018. While they eventually agreed to pay, Bettman thought the money would come from other worthy programs.
A managing director of investments at Merrill Lynch, Keefe Gorman is an award-winning financial advisor. Named by Registered Representative Magazine as one of the top 50 brokers in the United States in 2003, Keefe Gorman is also an accomplished athlete, who volunteers for the Central New York (CNY) Ski Racing Foundation.
The CNY Ski Racing Foundation is a nonprofit organization that exists to help develop alpine ski racers. CNY Ski Racing Foundation is under the supervision of the US Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), an organization responsible for creating programs to help young athletes train and eventually enter into the Olympics.
As part of a set of training organizations underneath the USSA, the CNY Ski Racing Foundation has training regimes for both junior and college programs, and internationally recognized coaches to work with them. The foundation works on not only physical ability, but also the technical and mental skills of athletes, to more fully prepare them for the rigors of competition.
Keefe Gorman, managing director of Merrill Lynch, assists clients with balancing estate planning, credit and lending, retirement, and other financial services. While Keefe Gorman is not providing assistance to his clients at Merrill Lynch, he enjoys lacrosse.
A combination of strength, endurance, quickness, and speed is necessary to achieve improvement in lacrosse. Following specific tips can help you become a better player. The first thing is to focus on your legs. Squat jumps, body weight lunges, and stretching will lead to more speed and efficient power while shooting, passing, and catching during a lacrosse game or practice.
While passing and catching during lacrosse, it’s beneficial to move the ball around and make passes short and sharp, away from the defense. Ensure that feed passes are thrown underhand or overhand, with no sidearm passes. It’s essential not to make passes to someone who is covered just so you can pass the ball. While shooting, ensure that your legs are set up with a good base and that your elbows and hands are high and away from your body.
Keefe Gorman earned his BA in economics at St. Lawrence University where he was recognized as a Vilas Scholar. Keefe Gorman currently works at Merrill Lynch as a Managing Director of Investments. Merrill Lynch helps families attain the life they want by helping them with managing their wealth. While Mr. Gorman is away from work, he enjoys roller blading.
When you are first learning how to rollerblade, you must first achieve balance. This can be done by walking with your rollerblades on some grass. Grass allows for the traction you need so you don’t roll, and it’s a beneficial way to practice balancing prior to going out and rollerblading. If you don’t have any access to grass, gravel is just as effective.
Once your balancing is down pat, it’s critical to find a flat and smooth surface to practice gliding. While gliding, movements should be long and smooth. Put one of your feet forward, and prior to putting your blade on the ground, push the other foot back. This will help you glide. Next, alternate your feet.
Michael Keefe Gorman, a broker with Merrill Lynch, serves a geographically diverse group of individual investors, businesses, and non-profits from his office in Ithaca, New York.
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