Marketing & Advisor Support



As Vice President of Advisor Experience, Jeanne plays an integral role in the recruiting, on-boarding & transition experience for new advisors joining AdvisorNet Financial. In addition, she is committed to expanding relationship and practice management initiatives for our current advisors. With over 14 years of industry experience, Jeanne contributes to the strategic direction and growth of the firm and oversees Advisor Support and Marketing as a member of the Executive Team.


Jeanne graduated from The Ohio State University in 2004 with a degree in Financial Management, specializing in Family Financial Management. While at OSU, Jeanne played Division 1 hockey for the Buckeyes, leading the team as Assistant Captain her junior and senior year. Prior to coming on board with AdvisorNet, Jeanne was a sales agent with AFLAC, specializing in supplemental insurance policies for local business owners.  She is series 7 and 66 registered.


Jeanne and her husband Pete live in Blaine with their twin daughters, Anna and Madelyn, and their Vizsla, Rusty.  They enjoy spending time with family and friends, volunteering at church and staying involved in youth sports. Jeanne Wiedewitsch is a Registered Representative.

Mike Townsend

Senior Vice President, Business Development

As Vice President of Business Development, Mike is responsible for leading AdvisorNet’s recruiting efforts across the organization.  In addition, Mike is also charged with implementing and managing the Strategic Partnership Program with our distribution partners.   Mike graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 2006 with a double major in Finance and Marketing.  Mike brings with him a wealth of experience in the industry as a producer, external wholesaler, and manager.  Prior to joining AdvisorNet, Mike spent close to 10 years with Allianz Life Insurance Company as a Regional Vice President with Questar Capital and as a wholesaler on the Allianz Life’s annuity side.  Mike is Series 7 and 66 registered and holds the Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®) designation.   Mike is a lifelong Minnesota resident, and currently resides in Downtown Minneapolis.  He enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending his favorite Minnesota teams’ sporting events, playing in his men’s hockey league, and remaining active in the community.  During the warmer months, you can most likely find him spending his free time on the golf course. Mike Townsend is a Registered Representative.


Our team of marketing and advisor support professionals are here to help you with marketing materials, website development, and strategy to technology and onboarding support.

Allison Blaisdell

Allison Blaisdell

Marketing Manager
Laura Drengson

Laura Drengson

Life Stories Project Manager
Jamie Johnson

Jamie Johnson

Marketing Director
Emily Matson

Emily Matson

Marketing & Communications Specialist