John is a First Vice President / Investments with Stifel Nicolaus, a national financial services firm. A graduate of Hampden-Sydney College, John has more than 21 years of experience in wealth management. He holds the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and AIF (Accredited Investment Fiduciary) designations. He is a member of the CFA Institute and Richmond Society of Financial Analysts. John currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance and Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation, and is a member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Lynchburg-Morning. John and his wife, Shelley, live in Lynchburg with their four children. He was appointed to the EDA in July 2015.