Janney Montgomery Scott has announced The Griffith Chapman Group joined their Columbia, South Carolina office.

Members of the Group include:

  • Jack W. Griffith, Jr., First Vice President / Investments
  • Jack W. ‘Trey’ Griffith, III, Assistant Vice President / Investments
  • John W. Chapman, Financial Advisor
  • Linda W. Pittman, Private Client Assistant

The Griffith Chapman Group joins Janney from Ameriprise. While at Ameriprise, members of the Group earned such designations as Top 10 Advisors in the Southeast Region, Manager of the Year, Circle of Success member, and member of the National Advisory Council.

Andrew Kistler, southeast regional manager, Janney Montgomery Scott, said: "The Griffith Chapman Group is a highly respected team in the Southeast Region and we are pleased to welcome them to Janney. They have a significant presence in the market. The depth and breadth of the group’s knowledge and experience will further strengthen our Columbia office and enhance our ability to deliver top quality financial service and advice to more clients within our footprint."

Lawrence Orr, branch manager of the Janney Montgomery Scott Columbia office said: "The team exemplifies the characteristics we strive to find in our Financial Advisors and they embody the values we strive to find in all employees. We are extremely pleased they have chosen to bring their commitment to financial education, client service and dedication to the community here to Janney."

Jack Griffith Jr. has nearly 30 years in the financial services industry. Prior to Ameriprise, his experience includes both advisory and management positions at H&R Block Financial and Merrill Lynch. He holds a B.S. from the College of Charleston and his Series 3, 7, 8, 24, 63, 65 and South Carolina Insurance licenses.

Jack ‘Trey’ Griffith, III, joined Ameriprise in 2008 from Chase where he held a position in the Software Testing division. He holds a B.S. in Computing and Information Systems from Mississippi College and his Series 7, 66 and South Carolina Life & Health Insurance licenses.

John Chapman has been in the financial services industry over 18 years. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida and holds his Series 7, 8, 52, 63 and 65 licenses.

Linda Pittman has nearly 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. She holds her South Carolina Insurance license and is a licensed notary.