Penny Pennington leads the Client Strategies Group, which is responsible for the products, services and solutions delivered to clients, as well as Research, Trading and Marketing.
Pennington joined Edward Jones in 2000 as a financial advisor in Livonia, Mich. During her six years in the field, she volunteered for numerous regional roles and completed an asset-sharing program.
In 2006, Pennington was named a principal and relocated to the firm’s St. Louis headquarters to join the New Financial Advisor Training department. Two years later, she was asked to lead the newly created BOA Development area, and in 2011, she assumed responsibility for Branch and Region Development. She has led the Client Strategies Group since 2015.
Pennington is a member of the firm’s Executive, Management and Audit Committees and a board member of the Edward Jones Trust Company. She also is a senior executive sponsor of the firm’s LGBTA Business Resource Group.
A native of Nashville, Tenn., Pennington attended the University of Virginia, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in commerce with a concentration in finance. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, is a graduate of Wharton’s Securities Industry Institute, and earned her MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
She serves on the boards of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis Fashion Fund, and Whitaker Foundation.