Veteran Advisory Team Joins Janney Montgomery Scottin Columbia, South Carolina


WEBWIRE – Saturday, February 01, 2014

Philadelphia, Pa.  – Janney  Montgomery Scott LLC (“Janney”), a leading full-service wealth management, financial services and investment banking firm headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., announced The Griffith Chapman Group joined their, South Carolina office. Members of the Group include:

•Jack W. Griffith, Jr., First Vice President/Investments

•Jack W. ‘Trey’ Griffith, III, Assistant Vice President / Investments

•John W. Chapman, Financial Advisor

•Linda W. Pittman, Private Client Assistant

The Griffith Chapman Group joins Janney from Ameriprise. While at Ameriprise, members of the Group earned such designations as Top 10 Advisors in the Southeast Region, Manager of the Year, Circle of Success member, and member of the National Advisory Council.

“The Griffith Chapman Group is a highly respected team in the Southeast Region and we are pleased to welcome them to Janney,” said Andrew Kistler, Southeast Regional Manager. “They have a significant presence in the market. The depth and breadth of the group’s knowledge and experience will further strengthen our Columbia office and enhance our ability to deliver top quality financial service and advice to more clients within our footprint.”

Lawrence Orr,  Branch Manager of  the Columbia office added, “The team exemplifies the characteristics we strive to find in our Financial Advisors and they embody the values we strive to find in all employees. We are extremely  pleased they have chosen to bring their commitment to financial education, client  service and dedication to the community here to Janney.”

Jack Griffith Jr. has nearly 30 years in the financial services industry.  Prior to  Ameriprise, his experience includes both advisory and management positions at  H&R Block Financial and Merrill Lynch.  He holds a B.S. from the College of Charleston and his Series 3, 7, 8, 24, 63, 65 and South Carolina Insurance licenses.

Jack  ’Trey’ Griffith,  III,  joined  Ameriprise in  2008 from Chase  where  he  held  a  position  in the Software Testing  division.  He holds a B.S. in  Computing  and  Information  Systems from Mississippi College and his Series 7, 66  and  South  Carolina Life & Health Insurance licenses.

John  Chapman has been in the financial services industry  over 18 years.  He  received  his bachelor’s degree from the University  of  Central Florida and holds his Series 7, 8, 52, 63 and 65 licenses.

Linda Pittman has nearly 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. She holds her South Carolina Insurance license and is a licensed notary.

Janney’s  Columbia branch office is located at 1441 Main Street, Suite 700, ColumbiaSC 29201 and can be reached  at  (803-223-7000).

About Janney Montgomery Scott LLC

Established in 1832,  Janney  Montgomery Scott LLC provides comprehensive financial advice and superior service to individual, corporate and institutional investors.  A full-service, financial services firm,  Janney is committed to providing our clients advice through a wealth management approach by focusing on the delivery of strategic financial plans that utilize a variety of financial products and services best suited to help meet their financial goals.  Janney  is equally committed to providing our corporate and institutional clients objective advice for the successful execution of their unique business plans.  Janney  provides advice and service to clients through a network of professionals in branch offices located along the entire east coast. Janney  is an independently operated subsidiary of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, one of the largest mutual insurance companies in the nation, and is a member of  the New York Stock  Exchange,  Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation



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