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Darrell Pennington Ameriprise Financial Advisor

Darrell Pennington


Private Wealth Advisor

Managing Partner of
Pennington Wealth Management
Years of Experience
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Background and qualification information is available at FINRA’s BrokerCheck website.

Areas of focus

  • Wealth Preservation Strategies
  • Tax Planning Strategies
  • Retirement Planning Strategies
  • Investments
  • Retirement Plan Distribution
  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Executive Compensation and Benefit Strategies
  • Small Business
  • Social Security Retirement Benefits
  • Estate Planning Strategies


  • I am originally from Wimberley, Texas, but I have lived in Houston since 1996.
  • I have been happily married to my wife Kathleen, for 25 years.
  • I am a proud father of two daughters, Kendall (18) and Madison (20).
  • Kendall is currently attending Texas A&M University to join the class of 2024, studying communications honors.
  • Madison is currently attending Texas A&M University and is a business honors major, class of 2023.
  • Most of my "free" time is spent supporting my daughters in their various activities and volunteering.
  • In my leftover free time I enjoy golf, tennis, running, snow skiing, and water sports.

Community participation

My wife and I actively support our community as several local and national philanthropic organizations.

  • myLIFEspeaks - Board of Directors
  • Chance for Hope Foundsation
  • Kid’s Meals
  • Agape Development
  • 100 Shares Houston

My staff and I support and volunteer over 250 man hours annually to several local charities including:

  • Agape Development
  • BEAResource for CPS Kids, Houston
  • Houston Food Bank

Awards & recognition

  • Ameriprise Chairman's Advisory Council, 2003-2020
  • Ameriprise Hall of Fame, Inducted in 2013
  • Ameriprise Circle of Success, 2009-2020
  • Barron’s Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors, 2017-2020
  • Barron’s Top 1,000 Financial Advisors, 2009-2013
  • Barron's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, 2014-2020
  • Financial Times 400 Financial Advisors, 2015, 2017-2020
  • Forbes Top Wealth Advisors, 2018-2020
  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2018-2021
  • Houston Business Journal, Largest Houston-Area Money Management Firms List, 2010-2021
  • Five Star Wealth Manager, 2012-2020




  • Master's of Business Administration (M.B.A.), The University of Texas, 1993
  • Bachelor's of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Finance & Marketing, Texas A&M University, 1988