Lauren Stansell, CFP® earned an honors B.S. in Economics, summa cum laude, from Virginia Tech in May 2012. She earned her second honors bachelor’s degree in Finance, summa cum laude, from Virginia Tech’s CFP® Certification Education Track, a CFP Board-Registered program in December 2012. Lauren passed the CFP® exam in July 2014 and became a CFP® professional in February 2015.

Lauren co-founded the Financial Planning Association (FPA®) Student Chapter at Virginia Tech and was the first president of the organization. In the first year of its existence, the chapter grew to over 70 students, making it the largest student chapter in the country. She handed off leadership after the first year, but loved staying involved and helping the chapter advance. Lauren enjoys engaging with the next generation of financial planners; she served as the Co-Director of NexGen for the FPA of the National Capital Area and is now serving as the Director of Marketing Communications for the FPA of San Francisco. She is a graduate of FPA’s Residency Program.

In her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time with family and friends, horseback riding, playing sports, eating and learning how to cook delicious food, traveling and attending sporting events.

Client Focus: As a Financial Planner, Lauren strives to empower Clients to pursue their Live Big lives, to be their “deep breath” in times of need, and to facilitate and participate in the meaningful relationships built. Lauren is also deeply involved in Yeske Buie’s recruiting, hiring, onboarding and training processes; always working to ensure Yeske Buie’s processes are efficient, effective, and up-to-date.

Current Update: Lauren continues to revel in the happiness and joy since becoming a Partner at Yeske Buie. She is honored and humbled to be part of this robust Yeske Buie team and she’s thrilled to continue learning from Elissa and Dave and for all the future holds!

Lauren recently returned from a great trip back to the east coast (and, specifically, to the Vienna, VA office). The March 7th event Yeske Buie hosted was phenomenal, and she enjoyed the opportunity to speak with so many Clients and their family members. It’s always nice to share a great conversation over a refreshment and yummy bites (the black bean goat cheese empanadas were particularly enjoyable).

The following day, Lauren and Daniel accompanied Dave, Elissa, Lauren and Eli Mireles, and Yusuf and Maegan Abugideiri to a delectable dinner at RPM in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the recent partnership announcement! The food, ambiance, service, and, most of all, company, were all wonderful. The dinner was such a special celebration; it was heart-and-belly-warming. Lauren highly recommends checking out RPM if you’re in the area or in the mood for Italian.

Additionally, Lauren continues her graduate school work and her work with the Task Force for FPA Retreat. The conference will be held in La Jolla, CA in May. Lauren is excited to help organize (and moderate) the Succession Planning Panel.