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DAWN J. BENNETT

Education

  • Graduate of the Wharton School Securities Industry Institute – three-year program
  • Certified Investment Management Analyst - Wharton School of Business
  • University of Utah, BA
  • Middlebury College (Chinese School)

Experience

  • Founder and CEO of Bennett Group Financial Services,LLC
  • Joined Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc. in 1996 as Senior Vice President / Investment Officer, Certified Investment Management Analyst
  • Wheat First Butcher Singer- Senior Vice President / Investment Officer
  • Panelist & Guest Speaker: National Women’s Political Caucus Conference; Houston, TX 1997
  • Visiting Professor: Johns Hopkins University Evergreen Society, Spring Semester Series 1998, “How To Get More Gold During Your Golden Years”

Awards and Memberships*

  • Member of The Council for Small Business - U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2006-2007)
  • Appointed to serve the District of Columbia as its exclusive State Leader of The Evelyn Brust Foundation Leadership Council - the only national program authorized to work with state and national securities regulators to bring independent investment education free to the public
  • Member of the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA)
  • Member of the Legg Mason’s President Council
  • Member of the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA)
  • Recognized in Research Magazine in for her work throughout the United States in the 401(k) and pension-management industry; and in for her work with her money managers in 401(k) plans
  • Recognized by Registered Representative magazine in 1989 as one of the "10 Outstanding New Investment Brokers" in the United States
  • Member of Wheat First’s Executive Club (1988-1996)

Media Appearances

  • Host of the weekly radio show "Financial Myth Busting" heard every Sunday on WMAL AM 630 in Washington, DC.
  • Regular contributor on CNBC's "Kudlow & Company"
  • Regular appearances on CNBC’s "Morning Call" and "Closing Bell" programs
  • Regular appearances on Fox News Channel's "Forbes on Fox" and "Cavuto on Business"
  • Regular contributor to Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Report"
  • Regular contributor on CNN, Washington D.C.'s "WUSA Channel 9" and News Channel 8, Washington D.C.
  • Official business columnist for The Washington Business Journal
  • Appeared regularly on CNN/fn as a Guest-Host for the "Market Call" morning show
  • Nationally syndicated television interviews with "First Business" on women's investment issues
  • Frequent interviews and commentary with News 12 Connecticut
  • Hosted weekly program "It's a Matter of Money" on WRC Business Radio (Washington D.C., Maryland, Northern Virginia)
  • Provided weekly market commentary on National Public Radio

Radio Interviews

  • WBZS 730AM (Washington DC, Baltimore, Northern Virginia)
  • WSAR “The John Greenwood Show”-Massachusetts/New Hampshire
  • WSDR “Money in the Morning” (San Diego)
  • KSDO “The Mike Green Hour” (San Diego)
  • Business News Network (Nationally syndicated to over 200 stations)

Print Interviews

  • Fortune Magazine
  • New York Times
  • Money Magazine
  • Washington Post
  • Business Week
  • New York Sun
  • Investor’s Business Daily
  • Baltimore Sun
  • US News and World Report
  • Washington Business Journal
  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
  • Bottom Line Personal
  • Ladies Home Journal
  • On Wall Street
  • Reuters Financial News
  • Knight Ridder News Service
  • Business Finance
  • Microsoft Network - Money Central
  • Hemispheres Magazine
  • Employee Benefit Plan Review
  • Financial Planning Magazine
  • Quicken.Com
  • Ticker Magazine
  • Legal Times
  • Interior Design
  • Professional Roofing

* Third-party rankings and recognitions from rating services or publications are no guarantee of future investment success. Working with a highly rated advisor does not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance or results.

OUR TEAM

  • Dawn J. Bennett - Chief Executive Officer/Certified Investment Management Analyst

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