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About Us

Stephen C. Shope, CEO
Financial Consultant

Education and Certifications:

- General Securities Representative, FINRA, 1999
- Prudential University, 1999
- Bachelor of Science in Communications, SUNY Fredonia, 1993
- Associate of Science in Communications, SUNY O.C.C., 1991

James R. Shope III, CFP®
President

Education and Certifications:

- General Securities Principal, FINRA, 2006
- CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certification, CFP Board, 2002
- CFP® Professional Education Program, College for Financial Planning, 2002
- General Securities Representative, FINRA, 1999
- Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont, 1994
- Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1991
- Associate of Science in Engineering Science, SUNY Alfred, 1989


We started our careers as financial advisors in 1999 at Prudential Securities (now called Wells Fargo
Advisors) working with
our father. In 2005, we began working with Leigh Baldwin & Co., LLC and
formed our own company,
Shope Financial Planning, Inc. Leigh Baldwin & Co., LLC is our broker-
dealer, provides cashiering
services, oversees our activities in regards to compliance, and provides
access to our clearing firm,
National Financial Sercives, LLC (a Fidelity Investments Company).

Investment Advisory services are provided through our Registered Investment Advisor unit,
Shope Advisors Group, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shope Financial Planning, Inc and
established in 2007.

 
Securities offered through Leigh Baldwin & Co, LLC Member FINRA, SIPC - Accounts carried by National Financial Services, LLC Member NYSE