the torch Fall 2016, Issue 3 - Page 18

PROFESSIONAL ADVISOR PROFILE DODEE CROCKETT. Dodee Frost Crockett is a Advisors State-by State,” and the integrity in business at an early age. the 11-member Merrill Lynch team, one of the top five wealth managers in Lynch as a compliance officer before assisting in the management of over honored with the Baylor Health Care corporations Leadership Award for her work in managing director and co-founder of Dallas Business Journal named her Crockett, McBride & Associates, North Texas. In 2016, Dodee was $1. 5 b illi o n fo r i n di v i d u a l s , System Foundation Philanthropic organizations interested in wealth promoting wealth stewardship in the preser vation, stewardship. and nonprofit grow th and Since its inception 11 years ago, Dodee has been named every year to This ultimately led me to join Merrill moving into wealth management, where I’ve focused the majority of my career. community. What’s the most rewarding part of your job? What led you to this profession? seeing the results of planning and As the daughter of a CEO, I Barron’s annual list of the “Top 100 worked in our family business and America.” She has also been listed hi g hl y re gul ate d in du s tr y. I Women Financial Advisors in learned how to run a company in a every year in Barron’s “Top 1200 recognized the importance of After doing this for 30 years, it’s investing for our clients’ goals. I’ve listened and shared the dreams of clients to send their children to Ivy League schools or their own alma mater when the children were born Dodee Crockett