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Frank Tauches
EVP & GC
American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc.

Frank was born in Brooklyn, New York and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University and a Juris Doctor degree from St. John's University School of Law.

Frank served on active duty for three years as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. He remained active in the reserve and returned to duty again as a Colonel in conjunction with Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He was elected President of the Marine Corps Reserve Officers Association in 1993 and retired in 2007 with forty-two years total service. He continues to serve on the Investment Oversight Committee of Marine Corps Community Services.

Frank first entered the securities industry in 1974 as an Enforcement Attorney with the New York Stock Exchange and subsequently spent ten years with Merrill Lynch & Co. as Regulatory Counsel and branch manager. He formed Independent Financial Securities in 1987.

Frank was appointed to the Board of Directors of American Portfolios Holdings, Inc. in 2003 and then served as General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer of American Portfolios Financial Services before his appointment as President in 2006. In 2008 he was appointed Executive Vice President and General Counsel of American Portfolios Holdings, Inc. He served on the Board of Directors of the Financial Services Institute from 2009 through 2012.

He served as Chairman of the Water Authority of Western Nassau County, a public benefit corporation, from 1995 to 2008 and negotiated the takeover of the assets of Jamaica Water Supply Company. Frank also was elected a Trustee of the Incorporated Village of Garden City, New York in1990 and served as Mayor from 1997 to1999. While Mayor of Garden City he was elected President of the Nassau County Village Officials Association which represented the sixty-four villages in Nassau County, New York.

He and his wife Lorraine, an elementary school music teacher, have been married for forty three years and have four grown children and two grandchildren.


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