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Shawn Cook
Chief Executive Officer

Shawn's Story

Shawn has dedicated his life to helping others. He began is career in higher education at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. There he worked on staff in student development, fund raising, and as an adjunct business professor. Shawn was also the co-founder of the nonprofit business, Feed the Need, serving the underprivileged areas of Lakeland through donations and outreach events. He then transitioned into the wealth management field working with an independent group within Raymond James as a Wealth Advisor. There he honed his craft for building comprehensive financial plans and investment portfolios. 

All of these experiences led him to start Advocate Wealth Management with the dedicated purpose to change the lives of his clients and partners by making the business about genuinely helping other people. His main responsibilities are creating comprehensive financial plans, building investment portfolios, and overseeing the growth and integrity of the business. 

When Shawn isn't working on the business or in the business, he spends most of his time with his wife Martha and their four children Atlas, Haven, Ember, and Ronin. He also enjoys sports of all kinds, reading, traveling, and spending time with friends. Shawn currently serves on the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce Board. 

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Braveheart

The Kingkiller Chronicles

The Kingkiller Chronicles

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