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Why Keating KC?

No two families are the same, and you deserve an advisor that genuinely understands and cares about your unique circumstances.


We will work closely together to craft a custom financial plan built around your given situation and future objectives, carefully making adjustments as your circumstances evolve.

Enjoy the financial confidence of having an advisory team with 20+ year relationships built on trust and integrity. As life inevitably presents new opportunities or challenges, having a dependable, trusted advisor alongside you that understands your family and your objectives will help with important decisions.

Keating & Associates Leadership
Josh Hill, CPFA®, CFP®, Licensed Insurance Agent

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I coordinate finances for families and business owners in the Kansas City area.  I take a holistic approach in order to help my clients develop a “whole plan” for their lives today, and for their future.

I’m driven by educating people in the ways their money can work for them, and I enjoy seeing my clients continue their progress toward what’s important in their lives.


As a second-generation Financial Advisor with Keating & Associates (K&A), healthy financial practices are deep-rooted.  While attending KU, I began my career as a financial services intern with K&A.  After graduation, I spent time in Washington DC as both a Congressional Intern and a Public Policy Intern. 


My Midwest roots, as well as my love for the local sports teams (CHIEFS!) brought me back to Kansas and to K&A.  I have the pleasure of working with a wide range of clients including retirees, professionals, and young families.  I also enjoy working with local business owners to implement and monitor their retirement plans.


I appreciate the supportive team culture of K&A and its network of industry professionals (CPAs, estate planning attorneys, etc.), coupled with the tools and resources offered through Raymond James.  These tools allow us to input your information into different scenarios and instantly see the impact of the variations, helping you select the best options for your situation.  The combination of K&A and Raymond James has all the firepower of a big Wall Street firm, but we’re right here in your community.


When I’m not working, my wife Lauren and I enjoy traveling (Colorado, the Pacific Northwest, and anywhere warm!) and cooking together.  I follow all the Kansas City sports teams, I enjoy socializing and grilling with friends and family, and I’m learning to love golf.  I do not enjoy mowing my lawn.

Andy Billard, Associate Financial Planner

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I love the collaborative nature of determining how to get people to where they want to be throughout different stages of life. Whether it’s figuring out how to fund college, taking a dream vacation, or getting that country club membership, I want to help people envision and cross their unique finish line. The most fulfilling aspect of this profession is assisting individuals in achieving their objectives, whatever they may be.


Since 2015 , I have been in financial services on both the advisory and institutional sides of the business. Before working in the financial services world, I ran musical instrument stores nationwide and am still an avid drummer. After living in New England for many years, my wife and I recently decided to relocate back to Kansas City to raise our daughter closer to family.


I am energized by the opportunity to help the wonderful families with whom Keating KC works. I know there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to financial goals, and I want to be a reliable and trusted resource for every client.


Outside of the office, I enjoy watching Bruins hockey, hiking with my dog, Copper, and visiting Coastal Maine with my wife, Stacie, and our daughter, Harper. Seeing a toddler learn how to navigate the world is very rewarding.

Sophie Simes, Investment Administration Manager

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As the Investment Administration Manager for Keating and account administrator for Josh and Joe, I ensure accounts are updated as needed, complete client requests for money movements, trades, and any other account-related administrative tasks, along with supervising account administrators for other financial advisor teams that partner with Keating. 

My career in finance began in 2020 at Glass, Lewis, & Co. as a Research Associate. From there, I went to American Century Investments as an Investment Representative but was still looking for the right fit. Since being with Keating, I have felt incredibly rewarded by the work and the company culture.


Prior to working in finance, I worked for 7 years as a professional chef in California – from Santa Cruz, to Oakland, to San Francisco – but moved back to Kansas City to be closer to my family and complete my degree in English at UMKC.

I enjoy engaging with clients, while also making things easier for Josh and Joe so they can better assist clients with their advising and planning needs. Solving complex issues and finding answers to difficult questions are my favorite aspects of my position.


Outside of work, I enjoy reading, sewing, hiking, biking, traveling, and spending time with friends, family, my dog Irene, and my cat Ophelia.

Kajsa Messmer, Account and Office Administrator

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Having recently graduated from the University of Kansas in May 2023, I'm brimming with excitement to kick-start my career journey at Keating as an Office and Account Administrator. My academic journey focused on marketing and business analytics with a professional selling certificate.

Prior to this role, I spent two enriching years at a different Raymond James-affiliated advisory firm in Lawrence, Kansas. Since graduation, I moved back to Olathe to live closer to family and friends, about which I couldn’t be happier.


My education, combined with financial industry work experience, honed essential skills like data interpretation, client relationship management, and strategic planning – all of which help me to succeed as part of the KeatingKC team. I do all the scheduling for Josh and Joe, and I cherish my role as a communication hub, ensuring that every interaction is seamless and productive.


Away from the desk, you might find me indulging my Swedish roots, from folk dancing to holiday traditions. I’m also fond of being outdoors, playing basketball, and traveling when I can.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) owns the CFP® certification mark, the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certification mark, and the CFP® certification mark (with plaque design) logo in the United States, which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

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