Hoopengardner Earns FPQP

FORT WAYNE, IN – Howard Bailey is proud to announce that Amber Hoopengardner, a Client Service Specialist at the Fort Wayne location, has recently earned her FPQP (Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional) certification. This accomplishment is a testament to Howard Bailey's dedication to nurturing talent and fostering a culture of continuous learning and development. Hoopengardner is the twelfth Howard Bailey team member to earn their FPQP designation.

"As a company, we pride ourselves on our commitment to 'grow people who grow people,' and Amber earning her FPQP certification is a testament to that ethos. This achievement not only highlights Amber’s dedication to professional development but also underscores our unwavering support for nurturing talent within our team,” said Matt Chambers, Chief Operating Officer. “By investing in certifications like FPQP, we not only empower individuals to excel in their roles but also equip them with the knowledge and support to deliver on our brand promises."

When asked about her motivation to pursue the FPQP certification, Hoopengardner shared, "During my interview process with Howard Bailey, I emphasized the importance of training and learning to me. I was thrilled when I discovered that the company shared the same values. The opportunity to become FPQP certified was presented to me, and I knew it was the perfect chance to expand my knowledge and skills in the financial planning field."

The Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional (FPQP) designation is a specialized certification in the financial services industry. It equips professionals with the tools and knowledge necessary to excel in support roles related to financial planning.

Howard Bailey Financial, Inc. was founded in Fort Wayne, IN, as Davenport Financial Services in 2002. The name changed in 2011 as a tribute to the grandfathers of the founder and CEO, Casey Weade. The mission of Howard Bailey is to help others gain clarity in purpose and elevate meaning in their lives through personal and practical financial strategies. In 2017, Howard Bailey opened a second location in Mishawaka, IN, followed by the opening of the Perrysburg, OH, location in 2022. Also in 2022, Howard Bailey acquired Singer Financial in Brownsburg, IN, giving the independent retirement planning firm four locations in the region. Howard Bailey has been voted Best Financial Advisor by Fort Wayne Newspapers Reader’s Choice Awards in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. Howard Bailey Financial became the Official Wealth Management Partner of Notre Dame Athletics in 2023.

Investment Advisory Services may be offered through Howard Bailey Securities, LLC, a registered investment adviser. Working with Howard Bailey Securities, LLC, cannot guarantee investment success or that specific financial goals will be achieved.

University of Notre Dame and University of Notre Dame Athletics (“Notre Dame") are not current clients of Howard Bailey Securities, LLC nor Howard Bailey Financial, Inc. Legends / JMI Rights Holders, on behalf of Notre Dame, was compensated for this Endorsement, as such term is defined under SEC Rule 206(4)-1. For more information, visit howardbailey.com/nddisclosure.

Fort Wayne Newspapers Readers’ Choice Award in the category of Financial Advisors awarded on the basis of a public vote held online by Fort Wayne Newspapers.