Melissa Hammel, Vice President & Director of Marketing
Melissa Hammel, a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), and a Licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Specialist, serves as Vice President of Eugenias Advisory Group, a financial planning and Registered Investment Advisory firm located in Brentwood, Tennessee, and in Gadsden, AL. The firm specializes in providing Fee-Only® financial planning and asset management for individuals and families.
As a Certified Financial Planner and Licensed Professional Counselor, Melissa offers clients broad based financial planning, counseling, coaching, and wealth management services. Through her studies and practice as a therapist, Melissa has developed knowledge and understanding of the psychological aspects of money, spending, and communication issues within couples and families. She offers a unique ability to view her planning work from both a quantitative and qualitative approach.
Melissa has been part of the financial industry for the past 20 years, serving as the managing partner of Hammel Financial Advisory Group, LLC, for the past 12 years. Prior to joining her father, Richard Hammel, at Hammel Financial Advisory Group, LLC, Melissa worked as the southeast Territory Manager for Weight Watchers International. Through her experience in public relations and marketing, Melissa has been able to further develop her natural ability to understand and thoughtfully counsel her clients.
Melissa’s talents and love for helping others was featured on the cover of the March 2003 issue of the Financial Advisor magazine. Melissa has also been quoted in the following industry resources: Red Book magazine, First magazine, Investment Advisor magazine, All Women magazine, MSN Money, The Tennessean, the Nashville Business Journal, Financial Planning magazine, and the book, by industry leader David Drucker, “Virtual Office Tools for a High-Margin Practice.”
Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Vanderbilt University, and a Masters in Professional Counseling from Argosy University in Nashville. She completed her educational requirements for the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® designation through the College of Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado. Melissa is currently enrolled in the Financial Behaviorist Certification program, studying with Drs. Brad and Ted Klontz.
Melissa served as the co-dean of the NAPFA University School of Communications and Counseling until NAPFA concluded the programs and merged the school into their over-all education division. She currently works with Onsite Workshops, an internationally known organization providing trauma and group therapy, as a contract therapist. She provides community service in the areas of addiction and recovery, as well as alumnae service work at Vanderbilt University, and leads the Healing Money Issues program twice a year.