Contributed by: Lauren Adams, CFA®, MBA
It’s been one year since I last introduced new members of the client service team, and exciting things continue to happen within this department at The Center. We’ve added another three members to the team in the last few months. It’s my privilege to introduce them to you here, and I hope you’ll join me in giving them a very warm welcome to The Center Family!
Abigail Fischer joined us after recently graduating with a degree in Economics from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. She caught the financial planning bug from a young age and was heavily involved with financial education projects on campus. Most notably, she co-founded a counseling and financial workshop program—that was available to 2,000 students—with the goal of helping her peers build a foundation for a lifetime of financial well-being. She recently moved to Michigan to be closer to family, and we were lucky enough to snag her for a client service position this July. In addition to client service work, Abigail also helps manage The Center’s social media presence, and she loves to hear from clients and friends of The Center regarding blog topic ideas (or even just a Facebook Like or Share!).
Andrew O’Laughlin also came onboard at the end of July and joined our team after several years of experience at another advisory firm—experience he’s already putting to excellent use in his first few months as a client service team member. In addition, he earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont and has completed a Masters of Business Administration at Wayne State University. If that wasn’t impressive enough, he has also obtained licenses in insurance and securities, and plans to continue to pursue more in the future (all with two little ones at home, by the way). He’s a great example of The Center’s “Continuous Learning and Personal Growth” Core Value, among others.
Joining us at the end of September, Sarah McDonell is our most recent addition to The Center’s client service team. Sarah graduated from University of Michigan with a degree in English Literature. Sarah also joined us from another financial advisory team and was attracted by The Center’s commitment to excellent client service, continual education, and strong work ethic. Speaking of which, she hopes to begin studying for the Series 7 license in the near future. Sarah also enjoys marketing and social media, as well as striving to WOW clients on a daily basis—a mindset we, of course, love.
Please join me in welcoming Abigail, Andrew, and Sarah to The Center Family! We’re so thrilled to have them onboard, and they can’t wait to meet all of our clients and friends soon.
Lauren Adams, CFA®, MBA is Director of Client Services at Center for Financial Planning, Inc.®