Howard Bailey Welcomes Hoopengardner

Howard Bailey Financial welcomes Amber Hoopengardner to the Fort Wayne team. Hoopengardner hails from Churubusco and came to Howard Bailey by way of Purdue University where she studied agriculture business management.

Hoopengardner brings years of customer service experience from her previous roles to her role at Howard Bailey as a Client Service Specialist. For Hoopengardner, this position is an opportunity to impact others and to learn new things.

“I never want to stop learning,” said Hoopengardner. “I will never know everything, but I strive to make every moment a learning experience so that I can one day guide and mentor future generations: personally and professionally.”

Howard Bailey’s purpose of “growing people who grow people” was a key draw for Hoopengardner.

“I love the focus of growing people who grow people,” said Hoopengardner. “Howard Bailey has a culture of continual learning, that expects everyone to grow every day so we can be better for our clients.”

Hoopengardner is very involved in her community, specifically with Allen County 4-H. She has been a 4-H member for 10 years and currently serves on the 4-H Executive Board for Allen County and is the Board President.

Matt Chambers, Howard Bailey's Chief Operating Officer added “Amber brings enthusiasm and dedication to our Client Service Team. Her hire is one part of our plan that focuses on our back-office processes and competencies. Her progress of knowledge and capabilities will be learned and examined within our onboarding program and its leadership and oversight.”


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 

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.