BRYN MAWR, Pa., Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Financial Services has announced the winners of its inaugural Millennial Advisor Award, given to a select group of individuals under the age of 35 who have made a significant impact in their profession. These five rising stars, selected by a group of their peers, have shown outstanding performance and leadership in their careers and a desire to give back to the community. They have consistently demonstrated a high level of commitment, dedication and integrity. "As a profession, we need to highlight the great work that millennials are doing in financial services and specifically as financial advisors," said Jamie Hopkins, Professor of Retirement Income Planning and Co-director of The American College New York Life Center for Retirement Income Planning. Hopkins is also Chair of The College's Millennial Advisory Task Force, a group representing some of the top young minds in financial services. The task force selected the winners from a long list of nominees. "Millennials are now the largest generation in the workforce," he said. "So it's not just the future, millennial advisors are also the NOW for financial services." The winners of the 2016 Millennial Advisor Award, announced Friday, Nov. 18, at The College's annual President's Dinner, are: Clarisa M. Hernandez, CFP ®, ChFC ®, Financial Advisor, North Star Resource Group; Brandon Levithan, CFP ®, ChFC ®, Financial Advocate, 1847Financial; Adam D. Paoli, CLU ®, Financial Strategist, The Heartland Group; Mark Perrault, CFP ®, MBA, CLTC, Field Director, Northwestern Mutual; and Brandon A. Turner, CFP ®, CRPC ®, MBA, APMA ®, Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services. About The American College of Financial ServicesThe American College of Financial Services is the nation's largest nonprofit educational institution devoted to financial services. Holding the highest level of academic accreditation, The College has served as a valued business partner to banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and others since 1927. The American College faculty represents some of the financial services profession's foremost thought leaders. For more information, visit TheAmericanCollege.edu.