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Senior Vice President
Marion has been in the industry for more than 30 years and joined Stephens in 2004. When speaking about her approach to advising clients, Marion states, “Whether a client is just starting to build their assets or is a seasoned investor, it is my job as a trusted consultant to provide forward-thinking advice that addresses the gaps in their portfolios and to develop a strategic plan that truly reflects their financial aspirations and gives them confidence about the future.”
With more than 35 years of administrative experience Melissa Cecil, a registered client associate since 1994, is an integral part of the team.
Prior to joining the Private Client Group, Marion was with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. and Morgan Stanley for 13 years. She graduated in 1980 from Vassar College with a Bachelor of Arts in History. She furthered her education by completing Stephens’ advanced wealth management program, Stephens University, offered through Wake Forest University. Marion has received the Stephens Leadership Circle award eight years, which recognizes excellence in wealth management.
Marion is very active in her community, especially in the arts. She is on the Board of Trustees and finance committee of the Arkansas Arts Center, a member of the executive committee, the joint committee on orchestra affairs, and chair of the audience development committee for the Arkansas Symphony, and the President of the Little Rock Aesthetic Club, one of the oldest women’s clubs in the region.
She previously served on the board and as treasurer of the Art Jewelry Forum, as President of the Vestry and a Senior Warden for her church, and as President of the Friends of Contemporary Crafts.
Marion lives in Little Rock with her husband, Jeff, and son, Watkins. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling, collecting art jewelry, hiking, running, and gardening.