Keith Hentschel, Board Chair

Financial Advisor, Smith-Mottini Financial Advisors
Born and raised in the San Francisco suburb of Hayward, Keith began his financial advisory career after graduating from Cal-State Hayward with a B.S. in Business Administration. Keith joined Prudential during college and, after working with new recruits and preparing them for the financial service industry, he left to start a private practice.

Keith moved to Auburn in 2000 and joined forces with Smith-Mottini Financial Advisors ( and in 2008 created Speaking Skills MC, to promote leadership skills and coach public speaking. Keith earned his life, disability, Long-Term Care accreditation, FINRA Series 6, 63 and 65 licenses to compliment his financial advisory and coaching practice.

Keith spends his time with family, work, Upper Room Community Church and has served on the board of Seniors First for many years, becoming president on July 1, 2014. Keith’s blessings include Liz, his wife of 31 years, three beautiful daughters, and a wonderful granddaughter.