• Our Mission

    To empower Federal Employees with the education and advice they need to make wise decisions as they plan for retirement.

Meeting a Need

Many Federal Employees and HR departments are confused by the technicalities of the federal retirement system. Federal Navigators was created to help solve that problem by providing sound financial planning and retirement advice specifically for Federal Employees.

  • What We Do

    Federal Navigators provides benefit anaylsis, training, advice, investment management and more.

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Working With Us

  • You’re The Boss

    We believe you should be in control of your finances at every step of the way. That's why we provide the education and guidance you need to make the best decisions for your unique situation.

  • Advice You Can Trust

    Education is a critical part of our organization. Every member of our team is rigorously trained and fully qualified before they ever speak with a client about an account or give financial advice.

  • A Personal Approach

    We take our time to get to know you as we work with you. Each piece of your plan is carefully created according to your personal needs, values, and goals for retirement.

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  • Background

    Federal Navigators, located in Gaithersburg Maryland, was founded in 2012 by Ryan Dunn and the partners of Medallion Financial Group. John Stohlman, Dan Searles, and Laura Stohlman have been in business for over 25 years each, are all certified financial planners, and collectively manage over $350 million in assets.


Securities offered through Securities Service Network, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC . Due to various state regulations and registration requirements concerning the dissemination of information regarding investment products and services, we are currently required to limit access of the following pages to individuals residing in states where we are currently registered. Investment products and services available only to residents of AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, IN, ME, MD, MA, MI, MO, MS, NV, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TX, VA, WV, WI. Fee-based advisory services offered through SSN Advisory, Inc., a registered investment advisor. These services are available only to residents of CA, DC, DE, GA, MD, MI, NH, NY, NC, PA, SC, VA.

Only the following consultants working with Federal Navigators are affiliated with SSN and SSN Advisory, Inc.: Ryan Dunn, Dan Searles, Laura Stohlman, John Stohlman, Suzanne Wheeler, and Phyllis Maas. Other consultants working with Federal Navigators are in no way affiliated with, endorsed or sponsored by SSN, SSN Advisory Inc., Medallion Financial Group, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. Federal Navigators and its consultants are in no way affiliated with the Federal Government or any U.S. Government agency.

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