Senior financial planner,
Verus Financial Partners
- Huge fan of craft beer.
- Got married last month.
- Former body builder.
Tommy Blackburn is a busy man. He has served with the Financial Planning Association-Central Virginia as PR director, director of student chapters, director of programs, and has been on the planning committee for the annual Forum Conference.
Mr. Blackburn, senior financial planner at Verus Financial Partners, also is co-founder of the Richmond NexGen Chapter.
His passion for the business extends to accounting. He has served on the Virginia Society of CPAs Young Professional Advisory Committee and has helped with their pro bono tax hotline the past four years. He’s also active with Richmond city schools through Junior Achievement.
Back when he entered the financial program at Virginia Tech, he “felt like the most uneducated person in the room.” Then he got down to business. “I discovered it is a puzzle you have to put together to help people … I enjoy the technical aspects [and] I can attach a face to it,” he said.
Now Mr. Blackburn delights in being a mentor for young professionals by working closely with firm interns and volunteering at his alma mater.
— Dan Smith