Hattiesburg, MS (February 26, 2018)—Client 1st Advisory Group, a premier regional financial services firm announces Managing Partner and President Michelle Mabry, AIF®, CFP® has been named to Forbes’ Best-in-State Wealth Advisors list for 2018. The list was published on, and a condensed listing is available in the current issue of the magazine.

Michelle Mabry has three decades of experience in the investment industry. Prior to co-founding Client 1st Advisory Group in 2013, Michelle founded and managed Wealth Management Consultants. Today Client 1st Advisory Group offers a range of comprehensive planning services paired with a conservative investment philosophy personalized to clients’ near- and long-term financial goals.

The 2018 ranking of the Forbes’ Best-in-State Wealth Advisors¹ list was developed by SHOOK Research and is based on in-person and telephone due-diligence meetings to evaluate each advisor qualitatively and on a ranking algorithm that includes client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, and quantitative criteria (including assets under management and revenue generated for their firms). Overall, 21,000 advisors were considered, and 2,213 (10.5 percent of candidates) were recognized. The full methodology² that Forbes developed in partnership with SHOOK Research is available here.



  1.      This recognition and the due-diligence process conducted are not indicative of the advisor’s future performance. Your experience may vary. Winners are organized and ranked by state. Some states may have more advisors than others. You are encouraged to conduct your own research to determine if the advisor is right for you.
  2.      Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. SHOOK does not receive a fee in exchange for rankings.


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