Stephanie M. James

Partner and Senior Financial Advisor

Stephanie James is a Partner and Senior Financial Advisor with Wescott, focusing on the preparation and ongoing management of clients’ financial plans and investment portfolio reviews, recommendations and implementation.

Stephanie is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee, which is responsible for the firm’s asset allocation models and investment strategies and is also a member of Wescott’s Management Committee.  In addition, she serves on the firm’s Portfolio Strategy Group, which oversees the firm’s dynamic investment strategies, ongoing due diligence of Wescott’s investment managers and asset allocation design.

Active in the financial community, Stephanie is a member of the Financial Planning Association and the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), and is a Certified Financial Planner.  In 2013, she established and led the NAPFA Genesis Conference and CFP Scholarship Committee, creating the process, criteria and application requirements, and was responsible to choose scholarship recipients throughout the year.  She also serves on the TD Ameritrade Institutional NextGen Scholarship and Grant Committees, assisting in the review of applications and selection of candidates for annual awards.  She is currently participating in Fidelity Investments’ G2 Leadership Institute program, which focuses on developing leadership and management skills of future leaders of successful financial advisory firms.

Stephanie is a member of the Board of Directors for Uplift Center for Grieving Children and a recipient of the Five Star Wealth Manager of Philadelphia distinction from Philadelphia Magazine.  She is also a frequent speaker on next generation issues in the financial industry.

Stephanie received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saint Joseph’s University and a master’s degree in business administration from Villanova University.  She is a member of the Philadelphia Reads program at Wescott.

Stephanie resides in Springfield, Pennsylvania with her husband, Mike James.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S. which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

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