Our Associates

Leo Daprile, ChFc, CLU

Leo Daprile, ChFc, CLU

President, Investments

Leo is a 1986 graduate of Youngstown State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He obtained his Chartered Financial Consultant Designation (ChFC) and his Chartered Life Underwriter Designation (CLU) from The American College in 1989. He is a member of the Society of Financial Services Professionals, the Professional Insurance Agents of America, and is Chairman of Grange Insurance Agents Advisory Board.

He began his career with Gem-Young in 1985 and became its president in 1993. Leo’s specific areas of experience are in Retirement and Estate planning.  

Leo has been married to his wife Robin for over 26 years and they have three boys; Leo Jr., Lucas, and Stephen. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, riding his Harley Road Glide Special, and personal fitness training. Leo has served on various charitable and civic boards through the years. He is currently a member of the Finance Committee for the United Way of the Mahoning Valley.

Leo Daprile is securities licensed in the states of Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Nevada.  For those persons inquiring from states where Mr. Daprile is not currently licensed, he will not transact business in any other state or provide follow-up, individual responses, until after he obtains the appropriate securities registration in the applicable state.

Advisory Services offered through GEM-YOUNG Wealth Advisors, LLC, A Registered Investment Advisory Firm. 

Phone: 330-533-6936 Ext. 116
Fax: 330-533-4087
E-mail:

Samuel G Morocco, RICP®

Samuel G Morocco, RICP®

Personal Insurance Executive

Sam has held various management positions for national companies before becoming a part of the Gem-Young family.   Sam focuses on Life Insurance and Long Term Care sales for Gem-Young.  Sam’s vast knowledge in the insurance industry helps make a positive impact to Gem-Young and the residents in the Mahoning Valley.  “My mission is to guide families and seniors with honesty and integrity in making financial decisions that will protect their assets and secure their futures”, states Sam.  “This will be done by focusing on the needs of the clients and making sure that ALL solutions are in their BEST interest.”

Sam holds the prestigious Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®) Designation. The RICP® designation curricula is one of the most complete and comprehensive programs available to professional financial advisors looking to help their clients create sustainable retirement income.

Sam is married to his wife Marie and has 3 adult children.  He enjoys golfing, playing football and baseball and attending pro and high school football games.  He also enjoys spending time with family, friends and co-workers.

Phone: 330-533-7941 Ext. 113
Fax: 330-533-4087
E-mail:

Kristi Novotny

Kristi Novotny

Compliance & Technology Liaison

A Cardinal Mooney graduate, Kristi attended The Ohio State University and the University at Buffalo.

She is active in the Western Reserve PTA and the Newport Glen Neighborhood Association.

Phone: (330) 533-7941 Ext. 102
Fax:      (330) 533-4087

Email: kristi@gemyoung.com