Russell Hawkins of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Franklin recently won the firm's exclusive Spirit of Partnership Award for outstanding performance during 2013.
Jim Weddle, the firm's managing partner, calls Hawkins a leader in the firm and an example of what a dedicated Edward Jones financial advisor can achieve.
"Russell has demonstrated unyielding dedication and enthusiasm for his business of serving individual investors," Weddle said. "Russell has reached a benchmark in his career that deserves recognition, and the Spirit of Partnership Award provides that recognition. I am proud to call him an Edward Jones financial advisor."
Hawkins said he is honored to receive the award.
"Edward Jones is a partnership. That structure is not just financial, it's a philosophy," Hawkins said. "We work together, help each other and all share in the rewards of working with long-term individual investors. That brings out the best in everyone."
Hawkins was one of only 1,053 financial advisors out of the firm's more than 13,000 to receive the award.
Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company, provides financial services for individual investors in the U.S. and Canada. The firm's 13,000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients to understand their personal goals – from college savings to retirement – and create long-term investment solutions that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio.
Headquartered in St. Louis, Edward Jones ranked No. 4 overall in Fortune magazine's 2014 100 Best Companies to Work For ranking. Visit the website at www.edwardjones.com and the recruiting website at www.careers.edwardjones.com. Follow on Twitter @EdwardJones. Member SIPC.