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Monica Garver

Garver Joins McKinley Carter Wealth Services

McKinley Carter Wealth Services is proud to announce the addition of Monica M. Garver, CPA, CFP®, AIFA®, CDFA™ to their Pittsburgh advisory team. With more than 30 years of professional experience in public accounting, bank trust services, financial planning, and investment management, Garver serves as a Financial Strategist helping individuals, families, and business owners to achieve their financial and retirement goals.

“We are very pleased to welcome Monica to the McKinley Carter family,” said Brian T. Gongaware, CFP®, principal and director of advisory services. “She brings a special expertise and a distinguished reputation for professionalism, superior client service, and community stewardship to our firm. With a deep bench of credentialed advisors and staff members, along with our cutting-edge technology and resources, we are excited to support Monica and enhance the financial planning, retirement planning, and investment management services she provides to clients in Johnstown and the surrounding areas.”

Garver says she looks forward to working with the McKinley Carter team and helping the firm further expand its footprint in western Pennsylvania.

“I’m excited to start this next chapter in my professional life and to contribute to such a forward-thinking and client-centric organization like McKinley Carter,” Garver said. “It’s a great fit for me and my clients. I want to make a difference in the lives and futures of people in Cambria County – I want to help them achieve their ‘good life.’”

Garver holds a BS in Accounting from Duquesne University and has earned several distinguishing professional credentials over her career including: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst (AIFA®), and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™). Before joining McKinley Carter, she was vice president/senior financial planner at RTD Financial Advisors.

A lifelong resident of Johnstown, Pa., Garver will maintain an office in the Westmont section of town to help clients, while also supporting the McKinley Carter Pittsburgh Office. She and husband Dr. Michael B Garver, owner of Family Dentistry Associates of Johnstown, LLC, have three grown children.

McKinley Carter Wealth Services is headquartered in Wheeling, W.Va., with six additional offices in Pittsburgh and Johnstown (Pa.), Gaithersburg (Md.), Rochester (N.Y.), and Charleston and Parkersburg (W.Va.). McKinley Carter is an SEC-registered independent wealth management firm that provides Wealth Management and Trust Services for individuals and families committed to growing and protecting their wealth across multiple generations; Retirement Plan Services for businesses focused on the long-term financial success of their owners and employees; and Nonprofit Advisory Services for nonprofit organizations seeking long-term financial security and sustainability. McKinley Carter is the first West Virginia investment firm to earn the Fiduciary Excellence Certification from CEFEX®, the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence, LLC. Most recently, the firm was recognized as one of the nation’s “Best Places to Work for Financial Advisers” by InvestmentNews.

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