Team Member-Lori Stevenson

Lori Stevenson
Managing Director, Retirement Operations
Chief Compliance Officer

Lori Stevenson is the team’s Managing Director, Retirement Operations and Chief Compliance Officer. She provides financial, operational and regulatory experience to the team. Lori serves as a Relationship Manager to the firm’s institutional clientele – providing service, plan design education and conversion support, and compliance assistance to support plan sponsor fiduciary responsibilities. She has attained the Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst designation – one of approximately only 400 professionals nationally who hold the AIFA®. In addition, she carries several securities registrations with LPL Financial (Series 4, 6, 7, 24, 53 and 66) and has achieved the Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist (CRPS®) designation through the College of Financial Planning and the Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA®) designation through the National Association of Plan Advisors. Lori is a member of the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA), the Women in Pensions Network (WiPN) and the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA). She was named to the 2016, 2017 & 2018 National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) Top Woman Advisors as a Captain and the 2015 NAPA Inaugural List of Top Women Advisors as an MVP.

Prior to joining Compass Financial Partners in 2007, she served as a Compliance Analyst with Jefferson Pilot Securities Corporation and Windward Securities Corporation. Originally from Maine, Lori is a 1995 cum laude graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. An avid runner, she has found great reward in sharing her passion by volunteering as a Coach for four seasons with the Greensboro Running Club's Women's Running School - a program where walkers and novice runners are coached toward the goal of running the Women's Only 5k as well as a Pace Guide Leader the past three years as part of RunTheBoro – a free program designed to bring the running community together while exploring and celebrating the city of Greensboro. Lori has completed 10 marathons including qualifying for and running the Boston Marathon in 2017 & 2019. Lori, her husband Michael and their Labrador retrievers Brady & Olive reside in Georgetown, SC.

*Nominated and voted on by industry peers and evaluated by a NAPA panel of judges based on information about their practice, experience and accomplishments as provided by nominees.


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