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Houston Five Star award winner



  • Five Star Wealth Manager award winner eleven years in a row (2012 – 2022)
  • Quoted in Forbes magazine 
  • Featured in The Wall Street Journal
  • Two-time Agent of the Year, and the first woman to win the award in 103 years
  • Woman of the Year for 2009 – 2010 by the National Association of Professional Women





Profiled and Quoted in the Special Investment Guide issue of Forbes, published December 31, 2016

Pioneer & Founder of the Houston Business Journal Powerful Women’s Event targeting the mentoring needs of Women Owned Business

Panelist for 2013 Houston Business Journal Powerful Women’s Event

Moderator for 2012 Houston Business Journal Powerful Women’s Event

Featured in "Building Up Women Entrepreneurs" by The Wall Street Journal

Profiled by Houston Business Journal


Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow designee

Certified Fund Specialist® designee

Certified Family Business Specialist designee

Certified Long Term Care Specialist designee

Designated Speaker for Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance’s (AFWA) National Conference

Guest Panelist at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company's (MassMutual) National Leader's Conference multiple times

Served on Agent Association Committee for MassMutual

Member of the Alternative Board since 2006

Administered the Financial Planning Program for the Anheuser Busch Employees Credit Union for 16 years for 16 national locations

Oversees the CTECU, and the Transtar Federal Credit Union Financial Planning programs


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*Winners appearing on this page do not pay a fee to be considered or to win the Five Star Award. Professionals with a digital profile have paid a promotional fee.
This award was issued on July 1, 2022 by Five Star Professional (FSP) for the time period July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. Award winners may pay for marketing tools, including this advertisement. The award is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively licensed as a registered investment adviser or as a principal of a registered investment adviser firm for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (As defined by FSP, the wealth manager has not; A. Been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; B. Had more than a total of three settled or pending complaints filed against them and/or a total of five settled, pending, dismissed or denied complaints with any regulatory authority or FSP's consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through FSP's consumer complaint process; feedback may not be representative of any one client's experience; C. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy within the past 11 years; E. Been terminated from a financial services firm within the past 11 years; F. Been convicted of a felony); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation criteria considered: 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. FSP does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. The award is not indicative of the wealth manager's future performance. Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their clients? assets. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by FSP or this publication. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected wealth managers will be awarded this accomplishment by FSP in the future. 3,215 Houston-area wealth managers were considered for the award; 176 (5% of candidates) were named 2022 Five Star Wealth Managers. 2021: 3,133 considered, 173 winners; 2020: 3,219 considered, 174 winners; 2019: 2,992 considered, 209 winners; 2018: 3,114 considered, 218 winners; 2017: 2000 considered, 228 winners; 2016: 1763 considered, 437 winners; 2015: 2289 considered, 408 winners; 2014: 3958 considered, 410 winners; 2013: 3001 considered, 504 winners; 2012: 2105 considered, 425 winners.