A group photo of the Campbell Hutchinson Financial Group

While some financial advisors may simply gather assets, charge a fee, and provide you a “one-size-fits-all” investment plan, we approach your plan holistically.  We want you to be aware of and engaged with your plan and have a thorough understanding of where each investment is allocated and dollar spent.  

Your best interests drive every decision we make, and we are empowered to do what's best for you and your family.  That's why our focus is on your short-, mid-, and long-term goals, not just your investments.

Our approach is based around your family, your individual situation, your unique risk tolerance, and your financial future.  We believe in building comprehensive wealth management plans from the bottom up, and then turning around and analyzing it from the top down.  

Bottom line, our desire is that you feel good about every dollar you have invested.  And to do that, we are committed to providing transparent and ongoing communication. 

Richard Campbell, CIMA®, Senior Vice President/Investments
Richard Campbell, CIMA®
Senior Vice President/Investments

Prior to joining Stifel in 2010, Dick focused on wealth management for institutional, endowment & foundation, trust, and wealthy individual clients for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.  Dick is part of a team of financial advisors in Valdosta that has more than $300 million in assets under management.  He consults with his clients on developing investment policy, the selection of independent investment advisors, ongoing money manager due diligence, evaluating and periodically reviewing performance, and setting domestic, global, and international strategic and tactical asset allocation.  Dick focuses on ever-changing government, trust, and ERISA guidelines and Investment Management Consultant standards within the industry.
Based in Valdosta, Georgia, Dick received his undergraduate degree from Valdosta State University.  His professional licenses include the Series 7 (General Securities Representative), Series 63 (Uniform Securities State Agent), Series 65 (Investment Advisor Representative), and Life, Health, and Annuities (Variable).
Dick is married to Lori Culpepper Campbell, and they have two daughters; Emma and Lilly Kate.  He is a former Honorary Commander for the 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing at Moody Air Force Base.  He is also a member of the Chamber of Commerce 2012 Military Affairs Committee and Chairman of Back the Blue Foundation Inc.
Paula Hutchinson, AIF®, AAMS® Senior Vice President/Investments
Paula Hutchinson, AIF®AAMS®
Senior Vice President/Investments

Paula Hutchinson is a financial advisor with The Campbell Hutchinson Financial Group in Valdosta, which has more than $300 million in assets under management.  With over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, she's responsible for wealth planning and investment strategies for high-net-worth and institutional clients.

She believes in working closely with clients to understand their financial situation and concerns in order to develop and implement personal investment strategies to pursue their goals.  In addition to consulting with clients regarding diversification and risk mitigation strategies, Paula spends time selecting and reviewing investment managers and servicing corporate 401(k) plans.

Paula has been a member of Leadership Georgia, Leadership Lowndes, and has served on numerous boards, including the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Trustees for Park Avenue United Methodist Church, Rotary, and the Board of Trustees of the South Georgia Annual Conference for the United Methodist Church.  She has also served on the Chrysalis Board for College and High School Students, the Valdosta State University Financial Trading Center Advisory Board, the Investment Chair for the Methodist Home for Children and Youth Foundation Board, and the Board of the Pregnancy Support Center. Paula currently serves on the Board of the Valdosta State University Foundation Board.

Paula and her husband, Ed, have a son named Taylor and daughter-in-law, Sarah.  As a family, they enjoy hiking, kayaking, fishing, and reading together.  She graduated from Valdosta State University with a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Management.  Her professional licenses include the Series 7 (General Securities Representative), Series 63 (Uniform Securities State Agent), Series 24 (General Securities Principal), and Series 65 (Investment Advisor Representative).  She also holds the Accredited Asset Management SpecialistSM designation and her Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designation.

Zachary Hageman Financial Advisor Associate
Zachary Hageman, CFP®
Financial Advisor Associate

Zach has helped clients pursue their financial goals and address their varied needs since 2015.  He enjoys getting to know clients on a personal level, which he believes leads to a better understanding of his clients’ unique wants, wishes, concerns, and goals.

Collaborating with the team’s financial advisors, Zach carefully assesses each client’s situation in order to make appropriate and risk-conscious recommendations.  In addition, he believes that taking a team approach and leveraging Stifel’s resources allows for a more thorough and complete financial plan.  He seeks to work closely with clients’ attorneys and accountants to help ensure due diligence and best practices are maintained throughout the client/advisor relationship. 

Zach holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification, which signifies in-depth knowledge surrounding the financial planning process, risk management, investments, tax planning and management, retirement and employee benefits, and estate planning.  He believes the CFP® certification has helped expand and clarify his core values and commitment to the clients the team serves.  Zach graduated from Valdosta State University with a B.A. in History.  He also holds Series 7 (General Securities Representative) and Series 66 (Investment Advisor Representative) securities licenses, as well as life, health, and variable insurance licenses.  

Family is of utmost importance to Zach.  He and his beautiful wife, Natalie, have a daughter named Maggie Jo and a son named Hank.  They are active members of CrossPointe Church.  As a family, they enjoy traveling, spending time with family, and Valdosta Wildcat football games.  Being involved in the community is also a priority for Zach, and he does so in part by serving on the board of directors for both Partnership Health Center and the South Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America.

Beverly Avera Senior Registered Client Service Associate
Beverly Avera
Senior Registered Client Service Associate

Beverly has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and has been with Stifel since 2010.  She has previously served as a manager in the industry for five years and held the roles of Operations Manager and Complex Administrative Manager.

Beverly is responsible for overseeing all of the group's administrative and operational activities.  She independently helps to develop, communicate, and implement procedures to best meet the logistical and administrative needs of clients and team members.  Beverly serves as a liaison between financial advisors, support staff, and branch management and keeping all apprised of the status of projects and proactively communicating any follow-up issues and next steps.

Beverly graduated from Valdosta State University and received her bachelor's of Business Administration in Finance.  Her professional licenses include Series 7 (General Securities Representative), Series 63 (Uniform Securities State Agent), Series 66 (Investment Advisor Representative), and Series 9 and 10 (General Securities Sales Supervisor).  She is a life-long resident of the South Georgia area and is married to Stuart Avera.