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Teresa K. Shawver, FPQP™, CPFA®

Manager of Advisory Service Standards

As manager of Advisory Service Standards, Teresa is responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of standard practices of client care across all regional offices. She also plays an integral co-leadership role with our advisory team, contributing to workshops, offering one-on-one coaching and collaborating with regional directors and service line managers to ensure exceptional client service.

Licensing and Education

  • FINRA Series 65
  • Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional (FPQP™)
  • Cybersecurity for Financial Planners Certificate
  • Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA®)

Accomplishments and Honors

Teresa has attended various professional development programs, including the Global Leadership Summit, the Magellan Master Executive Program, the Canon Financial Institute, Northwestern Trust School and the American Institute of Banking. She successfully completed the Cybersecurity for Financial Planners certificate program offered by the Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) in March 2021. In 2022, she earned the Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA®) designation demonstrating her knowledge, expertise, and commitment to working with retirement plans as a plan fiduciary.

Community Involvement

Teresa and her daughter are very active in their church and take pride in leading various stewardship and volunteer activities that benefit the local community.

Teresa’s Articles
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DOL Cybersecurity Tips

In April 2021, the Department of Labor issued its first guidance on cybersecurity for plan sponsors, service providers, and participants. It did so at the behest of the Government Office of Accountability (GAO). That agency has been pushing the Department to identify minimum standards for mitigating cybersecurity risks in benefit plans. Learn more about the minimum standards for plan fiduciaries and service providers in mitigating cyber threats.

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How to ‘Give with Purpose’

When thinking about charitable giving, we tend to focus on financial donations. But remember, there are plenty of other ways to "give with purpose."

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Volunteerism: The Journey from 'Life Consumer' to 'Community Contributor'

What are the self-imposed roadblocks that prevent you from volunteering? Learn how to overcome them so you can make a real difference in your community.

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