Chris Anderson is CEO of Generations Legal Services and is Chairman of the Board at Shine Wealth Management. Chris and his wife Ann live in Minneapolis, MN. They have 4 children and 8 grandchildren. Chris enjoys spending time at the family cabin in Walker MN, along with hiking on the north shore of Minnesota and traveling to Jamaica for an occasional warm get away.
Chris has a long history with leadership positions in financial services, management consulting, estate planning and charitable giving. As a regular speaker and lecturer, Chris has a particular passion for estate planning and consulting in charitable giving. His time is often spent with non-profit leadership, boards, members of churches, donors to non-profits, business owners and families who have a desire to grow their own assets while also helping those organizations they love.
Ann M. Anderson
Chief Financial Officer
Ann founded Generations Legal Services in 2011 after seeing a void in the estate planning process, leaving individuals exposed and not fully understanding what they had or how it was protected. She applies her twenty-plus years of experience working in Fortune 500 companies to deliver exceptional service and build lasting relationships with both clients and key partners. Ann holds a Resident Producer license in the state of Minnesota. In her free time, you can find her volunteering at a variety of animal rescues, spending time with her family or exploring beautiful places.
Vice President of Client Services
As a Certified Estate Planner ™, Jeff works side by side with our attorney partners to provide each client with professional and comprehensive solutions. As our face to the client, Jeff utilizes his 30 years of public speaking, corporate communications, and business management experience to make the estate project process seamless. Jeff conducts GLS estate planning workshops and takes the lead role in client engagement. Clients appreciate Jeff’s ability to take complex legal topics and explain them in an easy-to-understand manner. No one helps families and individuals navigate the Bermuda Triangle of estate planning (legal, finance and tax) better than Jeff. In addition to his CEP® certification, Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from North Central University and a Minnesota Life, Accident and Health Insurance license.
Vice President of Operations
Austin joined Generations Legal Services in 2014 as a client service representative, and quickly advanced to project manager. Austin now leads the operations at Generations Legal Services. As operations manager, Austin’s primary responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company, working with various estate planning attorneys across the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Florida. He works on our clients’ behalf making sure the estate plan project moves effortlessly through the process from initial intake to document delivery. Austin believes quality service and clear communication is the foundation for each client to have a superior experience. Austin holds a Minnesota Producer license in the state of Minnesota. Outside of the office, Austin enjoys traveling and playing competitive softball.