Jones Financial (Formerly Edward Jones)
20-year Edward Jones vet, Penny Pennington, is managing partner of one of the biggest and most well- known brokerage firms in the U.S. She started at Edward Jones in 2000 as a financial advisor. Over her years at Edward Jones, Penny has held numerous leadership roles in New Financial Advisor Training, Branch Office Administrator Development, Branch and Region Development, and leading the Client Strategies Group. Pennington strongly believes in a safe and happy workplace for all and is the senior executive sponsor of the firm’s LGBT+ & Allies Business Resource Group working to ensure the firm remains as a great place to work for all. She manages the firm’s strategic direction, working to make a profound difference in the lives of all Edward Jones’ clients. Pennington has also received the recognition of being named on the Fortune Most Powerful Women in Business list. Penny earned a bachelor’s degree in commerce with a concentration in finance from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She is also a graduate of Wharton’s Securities Industry Institute and is a CFA® charter holder.
Year appointed: 2019