Penny Pennington is the managing partner of Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 financial services firm. As managing partner, the sixth in the firm’s 97-year history, Penny is responsible for the firm’s strategic direction, working together with the more than 43,000 associates across the U.S. and Canada who make a meaningful difference in the lives of more than 7 million clients by helping them financially achieve their most important goals.
Penny began her career with Edward Jones in 2000 as a financial advisor in Livonia, Mich. In 2006, she was named a principal and relocated to the firm’s St. Louis headquarters where she held leadership roles in New Financial Advisor Training, Branch Office Administrator Development and Branch and Region Development before leading the Client Strategies Group in 2015. Penny is also a senior executive sponsor of the firm’s LGBT+ and Allies Business Resource Group.
A native of Nashville, Tenn., Penny attended the University of Virginia, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in commerce with a concentration in finance. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation and is a graduate of Wharton’s Securities Industry Institute. She also earned an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
An active member of the St. Louis community, Penny serves on the boards of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis Fashion Fund and Whitaker Foundation, and actively champions Edward Jones’ national presenting sponsorship with the Alzheimer’s Association®.