February 23, 2023

Raymond James & Associates announces Illinois Complex restructure, names two new complex managers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Raymond James & Associates (RJA) – the firm’s employee advisor channel – announced the reorganization of its Illinois Complex, which has divided into the Chicago Complex and the Central Illinois Complex. Established managers Chris Fils, CFP®, MBA, CRPC® and Sara Schupp have been appointed as complex managers and will lead the new groups, respectively, according to Michael O’Meara, Midwest regional director for RJA.

“We have a bright future ahead with ambitious plans to continue to grow our presence in Illinois by supporting our current advisors and teams, attracting high-quality advisors and associates and investing in the next generation of financial services professionals,” said O’Meara. “Chris and Sara, with their impressive backgrounds, possess the distinctive skillsets and drive needed to lead these successful and growing teams.”

As manager of the Chicago Complex, Fils oversees RJA branches in Chicago, Oakbrook, Naperville, Deerfield, Deer Park, Schaumberg, Winnetka and Sycamore. He joined Raymond James in 2018 as a manager for the Suncoast Complex in Southwest Florida and is a member of the firm’s Black Financial Advisors Network Advisory Council. Fils was recently named RJA’s Complex Manager of the Year and included on InvestmentNews’ 40 Under 40 list for 2022. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida and an MBA from Saint Leo University. Additionally, he has earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM designation and is an Accredited Asset Management SpecialistSM professional.

Schupp now manages RJA branches in Peoria, Decatur, Danville, Davenport, Champaign, Rockford and Sterling, which comprise the Central Illinois Complex. She has spent nearly two decades in the financial services industry, beginning her career with Morgan Stanley before transitioning to Raymond James in 2011. She previously served as branch manager for RJA’s Peoria, Illinois, branch since 2018. Schupp is a graduate of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and is currently pursuing an MBA from Penn State University.

Fils and Schupp supersede Brian Lampsa, CIMA®, AIF®, WMSSM, who previously led RJA’s Illinois Complex for over 15 years before deciding to focus on his clients and team as a financial advisor at the Chicago Complex.

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