Longview is happy to introduce Joe Bedingfield as the newest member of the Longview Team. Joe has spent the last 18 years in the financial planning profession, with the last 10 years as owner of Bedingfield Financial Planning. Joe is an active volunteer within the Birmingham metropolitan area, serving as a member of his church, Cathedral Church of the Advent, as well as the Monday Morning Quarterback Club and the Crippled Children’s Foundation. Outside of Birmingham, Joe has served as a board member for NAPFA’s South Region and was the Director for the State of Alabama on NAPFA’s and Kiplinger’s Money Bus Tour in 2010.
Joe lives in the Mountain Brook community with his wife, Catherine, and two children, Pearson (12) and Julia (10). Outside of the office, Joe enjoys coaching Pearson and Julia in their various activities as well as playing golf, racquetball, and watching college football
Joe, his wife Catherine, and children – Pearson and Julia
We are happy to introduce Jeff Jones as the newest member of the Longview team. Prior to joining the financial services profession, Jeff spent 12 years supporting the Department of Defense and NASA after receiving his undergraduate degree in Information Systems from UAH. In 2012, Jeff received his Master’s degree in Financial Planning from the University of Alabama and is currently studying for the CFP® exam.
A native of North Alabama, Jeff and his family now call Huntsville home. He and his wife, Jamie, are proud parents to Taylor (11), Grayson (6), and Ayda (1). Jeff has long been involved with the United Way serving the Huntsville community through the Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope (CASH) program. He spends time coaching his sons’ baseball and soccer teams, watching college football and Atlanta Braves baseball, playing softball, and honing his pumpkin carving skills.
Jeff, his wife Jamie, and children – Taylor, Grayson, and Ayda
We are happy to announce the birth of Landon Josiah Smith to Jessica and Craig. Landon was born on October 4th at 2:20 PM, weighting 6 pounds 12 ounces. Landon is Jessica and Craig’s first child. Congratulations, Jessica and Craig!
April and May have shaped up to be busy months for Longview, particularly with our efforts to stay on top of cutting edge research and continuing education in financial planning and investments.
We are pleased to announce that Andrew has successfully completed the CFP® Examination and is progressing well toward obtaining the designation and becoming a fully certified planner. Congratulations Andrew!
Jeff recently attended the 2013 IMCA conference, focused on investments and investment research. The conference was three days filled with intense education and discussion, with healthy debates from both academics and practitioners. Jeff was successful in getting “brain burn” by the end of it, and feels the conference was a great contribution to his own continuing investment and economic research.
Jessica just returned from the NAPFA National conference, which covered a wide range of financial planning topics. The conference was held in Vegas, but fortunately, the knowledge she gained didn’t have to stay there. The planning team will be reviewing her takeaways and how best to incorporate them into our planning approach over the coming months.
Finally, we are pleased to announce that Jessica and her husband, Craig, are expecting a baby boy due on October 7th. We are all very excited for them. Congratulations Jessica and Craig!