Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
In 1996, Gary Campbell founded Financial Advocates and is its Chief Strategy Officer. In this role he steers the direction of the firm to satisfy the future needs of independent advisors. In addition, Gary is expanding the firm’s contingency and succession services to help advisors optimize their practice and personal objectives. As the former LPL Financial OSJ Branch Manager, he was responsible for the supervision of many advisors in the western United States. Gary has been a licensed advisor since 1987. He is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary, a Certified Estate Planner, Certified Funds Specialist and Board Certified in annuities, and provides guidance to advisors for their financial planning practices.
Gary earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington. He started his financial services career in 1987, earning repeated top performance awards.
Gary and his wife, Tina reside in Olympia, WA with their two sons. Gary and his family enjoy outdoor sports, such as golf, boating and tennis. He has served on local boards, including the Thurston County Food Bank Board of Managers for 15 years, and continues to support its mission, to eliminate hunger in the community.