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Posted February 26, 2021

 

February 11, 2021 — Progress Financial Services (PFS), the Wealth Management division of Progress Financial Corporation, today announced that it has expanded its services to Tuscaloosa, Ala.

“Our strategic plan is to establish a presence in areas with substantial growth, and Tuscaloosa is one of those areas. Thanks to our new partnership with the Lance Hocutt Financial Group, we have been given that opportunity. Lance’s team has a long history of success in the area and will be a valuable asset to PFS,” said Stuart Bridges, Director of Investment Services.

Hocutt graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Financial Planning, then went on to earn his Financial Planning master’s degree from Texas Tech University. Establishing his practice in 1997 (later becoming the Lance Hocutt Financial Group in 2015), Hocutt has more than 20 years of experience in Financial Services. He carries the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designation and is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®).

Active in the community, Hocutt is involved with the DCH Breast Cancer Foundation, DCH Sports Medicine Fun Run, DCH Pastoral Care Fund, Tuscaloosa Mayor’s Cup, Read Bama Read, Tuscaloosa Half Marathon and the Tuscaloosa County School System. He is a benefactor of Wine Women & Shoes for the Shelton State Community College Foundation; and an Adopt-A-School partner with Hale County High School through the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce. He serves on the board of directors for the University of Alabama Medalist Club, Sweet Water Outreach and the Police Athletic League of Tuscaloosa.

Hocutt has been married to his high school sweetheart, Celeste, for more than 30 years and together they have four children, Maggie, Laney, Will and Jamie. He is also a deacon of the Five Mile Primitive Baptist Church.

“With over 24 years of building up the Lance Hocutt Financial Group as an independent firm in Tuscaloosa, Ala., this partnership will bring an enhancement in value to our clients, the Lance Hocutt Financial Group and PFS. We are excited to join our efforts for the future growth of all three of these constituents,” said Lance Hocutt, SVP, Financial Advisor.The office is located at 1300 McFarland Blvd, Suite 125, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406. They can be reached at 205.345.9733 or lance@lancehocutt.com.

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