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Dexter Ward, CPA, CFP

Dexter Ward, CPA, CFP

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Dexter Ward is an investment advisor representative* of H.D. Vest Investment ServicesSM who specializes in providing experienced investment* and retirement planning services for both individuals and corporations.

For over forty-four years Mr. Ward has provided financial services for public and private concerns in both entrepreneurial and publicly-held companies such as Chevron, Texas Instruments, MEMC, GAF, General Cable, Encore Wire, U.S. Industries, Penn Central Corporation, Capital Wire and Cable, Redman Industries, AEGON Insurance, Indian National Wholesale, and JCPenney.  He served as CFO for Capital Wire & Cable, a publicly-held company in the Dallas area, for twenty years before entering the financial planning industry.  

For the last 20 years Mr. Ward has devoted his skills to assisting people with planning for investments, retirement and college savings, along with providing guidance for life, disability, and long-term care insurance decisions.

In 2012, 2013 and 2014, Mr. Ward was named as one of the Dallas/Fort Worth Five Star Wealth Managers as seen in Texas Monthly magazine.  The Five Star Wealth Mangers are a select group representing less than 4% of the wealth managers in the entire Dallas/Fort Worth region.  From 2008-2014 the  CPA Wealth Provider magazine chose Mr. Ward one of its Wealth Magnets among CPAs providing financial planning services.  Accounting Today also selected Mr. Ward to its 2014 "Wealth Magnets" list.  In addition, in 2002 Medical Economicsmagazine selected Mr. Ward as one of the top 150 financial advisors in the nation for physicians.

One of Mr. Ward's core beliefs is the importance of financial education, which he has demonstrated by teaching money management and financial planning courses for Southern Methodist University, Eastfield College, Grayson College, and Financial Peace University.

Mr. Ward served on President Ronald Reagan's Task Force to Reduce Government Spending and currently serves on the Board of Advisors of the Child & Family Guidance Center of Texoma and the Board of Directors of 4D Ministries.  He earned his Eagle Scout Award in 1962 and is a Life Member of the National Eagle Scout Association.

Mr. Ward is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Planner(TM) Practioner, Personal Financial Specialist and graduate of Baylor University.

Mr. Ward and his wife, Lois, make their home in Plano, Texas. They have three grown children, Micah, Nathan, and Emily. Mr. Ward enjoys multiple hobbies including photography, music and history. He is justifiably proud of his prowess as an amateur photographer and those visiting his office are treated to many of his favorite photos that decorate the walls.