Charles L. Thompson, Jr., MBA, CFP®
Charles L. Thompson, Jr., or Chuck as he is called, is the son of a career air force officer, and as such, grew up in eight different states as well as Germany. He graduated from Biloxi High School and then went on to earn his B.S. Degree in Business Administration at the Citadel in Charleston, S.C. He received his MBA from the University of Southern Mississippi.
After college he began his career as an internal auditor with Burlington Industries. While visiting his parents in Biloxi for Christmas, he was hired by Ingalls Shipbuilding as an internal auditor. In 1986 he made a major career change to become a financial advisor. At the time, this was a new profession; however, it turned out to be a successful move. In fact, his practice has expanded to the point that he is currently licensed to do business in 13 states.
He fulfilled the requirements to become a Certified Financial Planner® Practitioner in 1993. He is also a member of the Gulf States Financial Planning Association, Rotary Club of Edgewater, and the Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce. He has been featured on tv, radio, and quoted in various news articles dealing with financial planning issues.
Chuck’s daughter, Suzanna Ney, followed in her father’s footsteps. After earning her degree in accounting from the University of Southern Mississippi, she pursued a career as an internal auditor. She and her husband, Michael, live and work in St. Louis, MO with their two sons, Austin and Thomas. Chuck’s son, Brantley, graduated from Biloxi High School and is enrolled at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College studying computer networking while also working at the Golden Nugget Casino.
Music plays a big part in his life both as a listener and as a musician. While in high school and college he played in the marching band, the orchestra, and dance bands. He was a member of the Musicians Union while in college and earned money as a pick-up player. After many years of inactivity he is playing again. You can see him every Sunday on WLOX TV in the First Baptist Church of Biloxi Orchestra.
Outside of family and work he enjoys fitness activities (namely swimming and work-outs at the gym). He maintains that those enable him to pursue his major vice which is eating. He currently serves as a deacon at First Baptist Church Biloxi. Other interests include reading, watching movies and sporting events.
Chuck Thompson holds the following registrations/designations:
- Series 7 General Securities Representative
- Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent
- Certified Financial Planning ™ Practitioner
Chuck’s objective is to help his clients pursue their personal financial goals, especially in the areas of retirement, tax, legacy, estate and charitable planning.