Throughout the fall and spring semesters, we will feature our professional mentors through a series of #MentorMonday blog posts. Stay tuned to learn more about these alumni and friends of Kansas State University and the College of Human Ecology!
This week’s featured mentor is Lana Hock, Senior Investment Consultant and Vice President with the Hock Group in Phoenix, Arizona.
Degree/Year/College or University:
BS / 1999 / Kansas State University, College of Business
Current Job Title and Location:
Senior Investment Consultant/Vice President, The Hock Group
Experience and Expertise:
Lana is a graduate of Kansas State University, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional, a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), and a Qualified Plan Financial Consultant (QPFC). She is a member of the Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts, the National Association of Plan Advisors, and the American Mensa Society.
In 2007, Institutional Investor News cited Lana as one of 20 “Rising Stars of Wealth Management.” After spending the majority of her career as a partner with a nationally recognized independent investment advisory firm, Lana joined Baird, an affiliation that more closely aligned the team with the sophisticated resources her clients have come to expect. In 2014, Lana formed her own team at Baird, The Hock Group, with a focus on comprehensive wealth management for the modern family, small business retirement plans services, and divorce financial planning.
Touch on the benefits of a mentor/mentee relationship and the big takeaway(s) you’ve had through the program.
I enjoy the opportunity to share my insight with students interested in my profession. I feel it is one of the more stressful yet rewarding careers available, specifically for me to encourage young women to pursue.
If you could give college students once piece of professional advice, what would it be?
Be diligent and relentless in your pursuit of what you want.