Traci Meakem Richmond, CFP®, began working in financial services as a teenager, posting trade entries by hand in the Legg Mason office of her mother, Carolyn S. Meakem. She earned a dual Bachelor of Science in Economics and Biology from the College of William and Mary and went on to graduate, magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law. After nearly ten years as a practicing attorney, Traci joined her mother's financial advisory practice. They co-founded The Meakem Group in 2006 and were delighted to join Raymond James Financial Services in 2012.
Since coming to Raymond James, Traci has achieved Leader’s Council membership each year, and she is honored to serve on the Raymond James Women’s Advisory Council. Traci’s areas of specialty include investment selection, managing income in retirement, dealing with divorce and other life transitions, long term care planning, and financial planning for the unique needs of women. She and her team provide customized advice and comprehensive financial planning and investment services for families and small businesses.
Embracing her mother’s focus on economic education, Traci teaches financial literacy seminars to high school students and mentors women interested in financial services careers. For the past 7 years, The Meakem Group has sponsored the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee for Montgomery County, Maryland. Traci’s community involvement also includes working with Community Ministries of Rockville, Maryland, the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, Maryland, and the Community Association of River Falls. Traci lives in Potomac, Maryland, with her husband and three children.