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Susan joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2007 with over 21 years of experience in the financial services industry working with both individual and commercial clients. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Commercial Banking from Mars Hill College. Susan has earned a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards as well as a Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM designation awarded by the College for Financial Planning.
Susan is currently a member of the Waynesville Rotary Club and the Waynesville Rotary Foundation Board, serves on the Haywood Community College Board of Trustees. Susan previously served on the Haywood County Community Foundation Board as well as the Haywood Community College Foundation Board.
Susan believes that excellent service is the "key" to building long term client relationships. She provides guidance and advice for individual and business clients in building and preserving wealth across all areas of their financial lifestyle. She takes into consideration retirement strategies, wealth transfer strategies, college savings strategies, life and long term care insurance planning, as well as accessing Bank of America for lending recommendations.
Susan and her husband Michael reside in Waynesville, North Carolina and have three grown children, Brookely, Jarrett, and West, as well as three grandchildren, Remi, Andie, Hayden and two four legged family members, Parris and Leo. Another grandson on the way in November 2019! Susan enjoys spending time on Lake Douglas in Tennessee, getting together with friends and family, visiting new places, and the escape of a good book.
I follow the deep-seated Merrill tradition of participating in the communities we serve. This drives my interest in spending time volunteering with organizations in our community.
Mars Hill University
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1Investment products are offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated.
2Banking products are offered by Bank of America, N.A.
3Insurance and annuity products offered through Merrill Lynch Life Agency Inc.
We understand that both your life and the financial markets can change over time. By periodically checking in to discuss changes in your life and revisiting your financial strategy, our goal is to help you stay on track to achieve what's most important to you.
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Your life and goals change. We can help you keep track of these changes so they can be reflected in your financial strategy.
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As Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors, we will sort through the financial complexities of your life, helping you build a customized investment strategy to pursue your goals.
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We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.