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Lazetta Rainey Braxton

Lazaretta Rainey Braxton
CNBC contributor and founder and CEO of Financial Fountains

Lazetta Rainey Braxton is founder and CEO of Financial Fountains. A certified financial planner, she provides financial planning and investment management services to individuals, families and institutions. She has served as a columnist for the Journal of Financial Planning and a guest blogger for DimeSpring, and has been featured in national media such as The Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger's, Black Enterprise, Investment News and Diversity Woman magazine. Braxton also speaks regularly on financial planning topics.

An advocate for financial planning and literacy, Braxton serves as a board member of the Association of African American Financial Advisors (Quad-A), is 2013 chair of the Financial Planning Association Diversity Committee and is a member of the Foundation for Financial Planning Grants Committee and 2013 FPA Annual Conference Task Force. She also serves on the CFP Board Women's Advisory Panel.

Prior to founding Financial Fountains, Braxton was vice president at Diversified Trust Company, a financial analyst with Wachovia Asset Management and held other positions at Brown Capital Management, Aerotek and Marriott International. A resident of Elkridge, Md., she holds an MBA in finance and entrepreneurship from the Wake Forest University Babcock Graduate School of Management and a bachelor's degree in finance and international business from the University of Virginia.