At Financial Planning Consultants, we work as a team.  Several of our staff members will be in contact with you at some time during the planning process.  Listed below are the names of our staff and how each might be of assistance to you.  


Mark DahlenburgPresident & CEO of FPC and Registered Principal of RJFS
Mark is primarily a fee-based financial planner and is the founder, President and CEO of Financial Planning Consultants, Inc., a registered investment advisory firm incorporated in 1994.  His main responsibility is for the complete oversight of the firm and to decide the direction and types of business we will do in the future. Mark also serves as the Registered Principal and Branch Manager of Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. in Lafayette and Indianapolis.
Mark personally advises clients on their investment management* and financial planning needs.  He is your team leader and financial coach.  He will focus on your “big picture” and will develop a plan to assist you in achieving your financial goals.  He makes all investment recommendations.  Whether Mark is working with business owners, professionals, or other high net worth individuals, all of his clients have one thing in common: the desire to pursue their goals and dreams and to have an experienced professional help them to make smart financial decisions.
His areas of expertise include investment portfolio design and management, risk management, retirement planning, and overall comprehensive financial planning.  Mark believes the educated client is our best client, and he continues to teach financial planning and investment courses for corporations and is an instructor for CPE credits for the Indiana CPA® community as well as CLE credits for the legal profession.
Since 1983, Mark has been providing clients with comprehensive wealth management solutions.  He possesses the professional designations of Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) from the American College, Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF), Registered Financial Consultant (RFC), Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) and Professional Plan Consultant (PPC).  Mark is a General Securities Principal (Series 24 license), an Registered Representative (Series 7 license), a Municipal Fund Securities Limited Principal (Series 51 license) in addition to Life & Health and Property & Casualty Insurance Licensed.
Mark is a member of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, The Financial Planning Association, National Association of Estate Planners, The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, The Lafayette Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Institute of Consumer Financial Education, International Association of Registered Financial Consultants, Investment Management Consultants Association, The Indiana CPA® Society, and The Society for Human Resource Management.  
Mark and his wife, Trish, have two children and five grandchildren. He enjoys golfing, traveling, attending his grandchildren’s events and spending time with his family.
You can contact Mark by email at


David Lumley - Director of Fixed Income of FPC and Portfolio Manager

David is our Director of Fixed Income and Portfolio Manager of Financial Planning Consultants, Inc. as well as a CFA® and CFP® of Raymond James.  He is responsible for client relationships, overseeing the fixed income department and assisting with equity research. This includes evaluating the client’s current financial position and recommending strategies for investment management. 

Working closely with Mark, David assists with analyzing market research and developing investment strategies as well as all things fixed income.  He also actively manages client portfolios and conducts client reviews.

David graduated from Purdue University with a dual bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management and German Language and Literature.  He has been in the finance industry since 1985.  David holds the professional designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (CFP®**).

David and his wife, Paulette, live in Indianapolis.

You can contact David by email at

Don PennVice President of FPC and Financial Consultant

Don is Vice President and a Financial Advisor of Financial Planning Consultants, Inc.  He prepares clients’ comprehensive financial plans and holds annual plan reviews.  This includes evaluating the client’s current financial position and recommending strategies for investment management, tax planning, estate planning, risk management and employee benefits.  He reviews client’s results to evaluate progress toward meeting individual financial goals, and regularly educates clients on financial planning principles, portfolio strategies and market views. 

In addition to working with individual clients, Don also advises business owners regarding their retirement plan needs.  As a Professional Plan Consultant (PPC), Don is well versed on retirement plan design issues and has helped numerous companies establish and manage their company retirement plan.

In 2000, Don graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Business Administration with double majors in Finance and Computer Applications.  Upon graduation, Don was a Financial Consultant at a CPA® firm in Indianapolis until joining FPC in 2004. He is currently a Raymond James Registered Representative (Series 7 license) and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (CFP®**).  Don also holds the professional designations of Registered Financial Consultant (RFC) and Professional Plan Consultant (PPC) in addition to being Life and Health Insurance Licensed.  He has been a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) since 2011, and he currently serves on the FPA Board of Directors for the Indiana Chapter.

Don enjoys spending time with his wife, Carolyn, and two sons, Owen and Parker along with other family members and friends.  Don is very active with his neighborhood and community, and currently serves on his neighborhood HOA.  

You can contact Don by email at
Susan Hamelman Office and Client Services Manager
As the key liaison between our clients, Financial Planning Consultants, Inc., and Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., Susan acts as a strategic partner on the leadership team and works closely with the team to ensure they are meeting firm and client expectations. She works collaboratively to develop and improve systems, processes, controls and procedures that improve the overall efficiency of the firm. She also works as a liaison between clients and advisors to ensure clients’ needs are addressed fully and promptly. 
Playing an integral role in making sure the company operates smoothly and efficiently is Susan's speciality.  She is responsible for the operations of the firm including the Human Resources department, technology, compliance, facilities management, and supervisory duties over our administrative staff.
Susan started full-time with FPC in 2002 after obtaining her Associate Degree in Business Administration from Indiana Business College. Susan and her husband, Chris, have four children, Kayla, Grant, Evan and Leah. She enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
You can contact Susan by email at

Áine O'Donnell Client Service Specialist

Áine’s duties include a combination of client service, administrative and operational functions. As part of the support staff, she schedules client reviews, processes client requests and paperwork, manages social media and assists in the financial planning process.  If you need to schedule an appointment, she is ready to assist you!

After moving from Ireland at an early age, she was raised in Berne, Indiana before attending Purdue where she obtained her Bachelor Degree in Economics from the Krannert School of Management.  Prior to joining FPC in 2016, she was a central scheduler and office manager.  Áine enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as traveling and watching/playing tennis.

You can contact Áine by email at



Carla Snodgrass – Administrative Assistant
Carla works closely with Susan by supporting the office with miscellaneous administrative responsibilities.  Her other duties include organizing and maintaining client files, correspondence, and other records.  Carla also assists management on a multitude of special projects.  She has been with the firm since 2005.
Greeting you in person when you walk in the door or responding to your phone call, Carla is ready to help you!   

Carla loves music! She enjoys playing the piano and singing. Carla also likes spending time with family and friends, watching movies and researching genealogy.

You can contact Carla by email at
Saikat Ghosh Roy – Research Assistant

Saikat’s primary responsibility is research and investment operations support for Mark.  As part of the support staff, he maintains the office by preparing internal research reports and client investment newsletters.

After receiving his Master of Science in Consumer Economics from Purdue University, Saikat started in May 2019 with FPC.  He and his wife, Emily, currently reside in Lafayette with their daughter.  In their spare time, they both enjoy cooking and gardening.

You can contact Saikat by email at




**Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM  and federally registered CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP® Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.