Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch

Cynthia H Karcher

Wealth Management Advisor

Senior Vice President-Wealth Management

Suite 200


Phone: (814) 2318912

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Stephanie J. Thompson 814-231-8923 Reg Senior Client Associate View Profile


Cynthia Hayes Karcher, CFM, CRPC® Senior Resident Director, First Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor, began her career with Merrill Lynch in June of 1977.

As Senior Resident Director and Wealth Management Advisor, Cynthia draws upon her academic and industry experience. She is a graduate of Dickinson College with a B.A. in Economics, cum laude, and was recognized as an Anthony Math Scholar, Economics, as well as a Dana Scholar. Combining the Total Merrill Platform, and a disciplined Wealth Management Process, she is able to offer clients personalized strategic solutions based upon the clients risk tolerance,time horizon,liquidity needs and overall investment goals. She is Series 3, 7, 8, 63 and 65 registered.

Some of Cynthia's community activities include serving on the Consolation Ministry for Saint John's Church. She was one of ten Resident Directors in Global Wealth Management to serve on the Inaugural Resident Director's Advisory Council to Management. She has taken several courses through the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania.

Cynthia is married and is the mother of one son and twin daughters. She resides in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.

Stephanie J. Thompson, CFM, CRPC® Senior Registered Client Associate, started her career in the financial services industry in 1988, joining Merrill Lynch in 1995. She is Series 7, 63 and 66 registered. Stephanie has taken several courses through the New York Institute of Finance and the Merrill Lynch CFM training.

Stephanie's volunteer activity includes both time as a Literacy Tutor and a crisis phone operator for Contact USA through Contact Altoona.

Stephanie handles account administration, operations and client service and relations for Cynthia. She works closely with clients to address day-to-day inquiries promptly and efficiently. She is married and resides in Duncansville, Pennsylvania.

With over 59 years of combined experience in the Financial Service Field, we offer a highly seasoned collaboration of two individuals who are dedicated to sound financial and investment strategies.

*** The Certified Financial Manager designation is an internal Merrill Lynch self-study curriculum based on a variety of wealth management topics and a course exam.

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