Lauren Stansell, CFP®

Partner · Financial Planner

Grove_5948Lauren Stansell, CFP® earned an honors B.S. in Economics, summa cum laude, from Virginia Tech in May 2012. She earned her second honors bachelor’s degree in Finance, summa cum laude, from Virginia Tech’s CFP® Certification Education Track, a CFP Board-Registered program in December 2012. Lauren passed the CFP® exam in July 2014 and became a CFP® professional in February 2015.

Lauren co-founded the Financial Planning Association (FPA®) Student Chapter at Virginia Tech and was the first president of the organization. In the first year of its existence, the chapter grew to over 70 students, making it the largest student chapter in the country. She handed off leadership after the first year, but loved staying involved and helping the chapter advance. Lauren enjoys engaging with the next generation of financial planners; she served as the Co-Director of NexGen for the FPA of the National Capital Area and is now serving as the Director of Marketing Communications for the FPA of San Francisco. She is a graduate of FPA’s Residency Program.

In her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time with family and friends, horseback riding, playing sports, eating and learning how to cook delicious food, traveling and attending sporting events.

Client Focus: As a Financial Planner, Lauren strives to empower Clients to pursue their Live Big lives, to be their “deep breath” in times of need, and to facilitate and participate in the meaningful relationships built. Lauren is also deeply involved in Yeske Buie’s recruiting, hiring, onboarding and training processes; always working to ensure Yeske Buie’s processes are efficient, effective, and up-to-date.

Current Update: Lauren is working hard and learning a lot in her fourth semester of graduate school as she pursues her Masters in Advanced Financial Planning with a concentration in taxation. This semester, she’s taking two courses: Behavioral Finance and Tax Timing. So far, so good!

Lauren is also serving on the FPA Retreat Task Force to plan the upcoming conference in La Jolla in May. This is her third year serving on the Task Force. She enjoys the brainstorming of topics, themes, and speakers that will resonate with attendees, challenge their minds, and continue to move our profession forward. It’s a conference filled with intense learning, deep conversations, planning for the future of our profession, and a lot of fun with friends and colleagues.

Lauren will be making two trips to the Vienna, Virginia office soon: in February, she’ll travel to attend the CFP Board Academic Research Colloquium; in March, she’ll travel to attend the Client Open House (mark your calendar for March 7th!

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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that others won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~Marianne Williamson