Who's Who of Professional Women


Kimberly Krueger

Kimberly S. Krueger, a chartered retirement planning counselor (CRPC) and an accredited asset management specialist (AAMS), takes pride in helping others plan for their retirement. As a financial advisor, she facilitates strategic planning for her clients and offers comprehensive guidance for understanding each specific financial situation. She emphasizes working with women and young people to advise them on prudent practices for investment, saving, and accumulating wealth.

Since 2018, Ms. Krueger has been a financial advisor with Edward Jones in Ottawa, Illinois, with whom she accepted the position of women inclusion leader in 2020. Before becoming a financial advisor, she began her tenure with Edward Jones as an office administrator in 2012. For her exceptional work with her clients, she has been recognized among the Top 25 in Client Service Excellence in 2021 and 2022. Ms. Krueger was also instrumental in leading her office to attain the Client Service Excellence Award in 2020.

To prepare for her foray into the financial services industry, Ms. Krueger completed coursework in business administration and management at South Suburban College before securing her CRPC and AAMS credentials. She is in the process of earning a chartered financial consultant, or ChFC, designation. Ms. Krueger takes pride in her rise to prominence as a financial advisor and has maintained a stellar work ethic and commitment to professional development throughout her career. With the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, better known as FINRA, she earned her Series 7 and Series 66 licenses in 2018. In 1986, she earned a certificate in business management from the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

As an author and the president of Traegonia Inc. since 2009, Ms. Krueger has fostered her deep-seated passion for writing. Inspired by the sculptures of her former neighbor and friend Dino Crisanti, the two collaborated to breathe life into Mr. Crisanti’s characters and build a fantasy world. In 2009, Ms. Krueger published “Traegonia: The Sunbow Prophecy” with Authorhouse, subsequently publishing “Traegonia: The Ember Rune” with Outskirts Press in 2011. The story connects with Native American culture, as both Ms. Krueger and her husband have Cherokee heritage. From 1993 to 1998, she celebrated her heritage as the owner and president of Pathways Native American Heritage Rediscovered. In the future, she plans to continue the “Traegonia” series and publish its third installment. Outside of these stories, Ms. Krueger has shared her literary talents by contributing to a local newspaper.

Ms. Krueger has been a staunch advocate for women and children throughout her life. She serves as a board member of Zonta International, an organization focused on bettering the lives of women and girls. With Zonta, Ms. Krueger works to end child marriage, raise money for victims of domestic violence, and raise money for scholarships. Moreover, she is a member of the Women Inspired Network, which empowers women and raises money for the community. Ms. Krueger also is a member of the Ottawa Business Builders and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and maintains her commitment to serving her community through membership with the United Way and Rotary International. Among her accomplishments, she played a key role in developing the first Sobriety Pow Wow in Illinois, now an annual event.

Ms. Krueger is proud to nurture and guide her three daughters, who have all grown into astute, self-reliant, and creative individuals. While raising her daughters as a stay-at-home mother, she became involved with the holistic healing practice of Reiki. Throughout her career, she has learned that discovering one’s true potential requires taking risks and expanding one’s horizons. Within the coming decade, she plans to retire from her work as a financial advisor and transition to the wellness industry, leveraging her expertise as a Reiki master. Outside of business, Ms. Krueger most enjoys spending time with her family and goes kayaking.


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