Stephanie Gress

Client Services

Stephanie joined Branch Financial Services, Inc. in early 2020 as a Service Associate. She recently returned to the financial industry to re-join Harlan's practice after a successful career as a museum curator and grant writer. Stephanie was Harlan's first full-time associate in the early days of his financial practice, so this is a joyful homecoming for her.

She is not only happy to return to Branch Financial Services, Inc. but to the exciting world of finance. Stephanie truly enjoys every aspect of working to help our clients achieve success and welcomes the challenges that come with her position.

Stephanie earned a bachelor's degree cum laude from the State University of New York at Stony Brook where she also received the departmental “Award for Academic Excellence” and a Stony Brook Foundation Scholarship. Stephanie went on to earn her master's degree at Stony Brook as well.

Stephanie and her husband Michael reside in Nissequogue. Stephanie was a prior member of the Head of the Harbor Village Planning Board . She has also served as a board member for Gallery North in Setauket since 2015. Stephanie and Michael are supporters of many local arts organizations including Gallery North and the Museums at Stony Brook.

Stephanie's passion for the arts and history is inspired by her surroundings as a life-long resident of historic Saint James, New York. Stephanie became the published author of a local history book with her June 2015 publication for Arcadia Press: “Eagle's Nest: The William K. Vanderbilt II Estate.”     

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