Margaret Starner is widely recognized as a pioneer in the financial planning industry. For nearly three decades, she has led the Starner Group of Raymond James & Associates, an invitation-only wealth management practice with approximately $350 million in assets under management.A graduate of Stanford University with a degree in economics, Margaret has been extensively quoted in various leading publications, including Money, Fortune, and The Wall Street Journal. In October 2001, Mutual Funds magazine recognized her as one of the "100 Great Financial Planners" in the United States. In January 2005, Margaret graced the cover of Financial Advisor magazine, which identified her as a "trailblazer" in the financial planning industry. Barrons has identified Margaret as one of Americas Top 100 Women Advisors (2007, 2008, 2009) and one of Americas top 1000 Advisors (2009). Also in 2008, Margaret was inducted into Research Magazines Advisor Hall of Fame. In 2010 Margaret was named Top 50 Women in Wealth by WealthManagerWeb.com, a list of the most influential, powerful and inspiring women in wealth.Throughout her career, Margaret has been a strong advocate for women in the financial services industry. In 1992, she helped found the Raymond James Women's Advisory Board, an internal organization focused on fostering opportunities for women at Raymond James. In 2006, Margaret was recognized as the Raymond James Woman of Distinction.Margaret is also a member of the Financial Planning Association, Chairwoman of the Board for the John T. McDonald Foundation, and a past member of the board of Trustees for the Security Industry. Prior to joining Raymond James in 1981, Margaret developed long-range plans for the Stanford Research Institute, the Ford Foundation and United Airlines.
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