Managing Partner & Investment Advisor Representative
Hafner and Associates, LLC
Don is an experienced financial professional with a broad background in accounting, taxes, finance, investment counseling, business management, and in developing strategic investment portfolios for individuals and businesses.
Don graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University with a business degree, emphasis in accounting and economics, and began his career as an accounting clerk with Colorado Container Corporation, a manufacturing firm in Denver, CO. After holding various supervisory and managerial positions, he was later named Executive Vice President where he also served as a member of the Board of Directors, and a Trustee of the company’s defined plans. After 17 years with the company, he established a career in financial consulting and in 1985, he became the owner and president of InterFinancial Services, Inc. Five years later, he sold the firm and accepted the lead position of President at Omnivest Financial Services, Inc., where he coordinated the successful merger of two financial planning and consulting firms. Upon completion of that challenge, he founded Settlement Partners, LLC, a company providing superior settlement services and lifetime planning for people with catastrophic injuries, illnesses and special needs. He also served as the Colorado State Director of the National Organization of Estate Planning for Persons with Disabilities and received the Partner of the Year award from the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association.
Don conducts informational workshops on financial planning and has co-hosted a local radio financial program. He is active in the community and has received awards of recognition for his service, including Dakota Wesleyan University’s Distinguished Alumni Award for outstanding leadership and public service.