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Release Date: 4/4/2016

RICHMOND, VA - The Lewis Group of BB&T Scott & Stringfellow is pleased to announce Richard T. Blackwell has joined the team as Vice President and Financial Advisor. With more than 12 years of experience, Rick will be assisting the team with wealth management, maintaining client relationships, and business development efforts.

“Rick’s addition to our team further strengthens our shared commitment to provide exceptional service to clients,” said John Lewis, Managing Director and Financial Advisor, and founding partner of The Lewis Group.

Rick received his bachelor’s degree in analytical finance from the Wayne Calloway School of Business at Wake Forest University. He holds FINRA Series 7, 9, 10, 31, 66 registrations and a variable life and annuity license. He has also earned the Accredited Asset Management SpecialistSM (AAMS) designation from the College for Financial Planning. Rick served as an officer in the U.S. Army from 2004 to 2012 and received the U.S. Army Bronze Star Medal in 2008 by authorization of the President of the United States for exceptionally meritorious actions in combat. His BB&T awards include Outstanding Achievement by a Financial Advisor, Mid-Atlantic Region in 2013 and the John Sherman Leadership award, which he earned in 2008 and 2013. Currently, Rick serves as the chair of the Central Virginia Community Leadership Board of the American Diabetes Association and has served as co-chair of BB&T Scott & Stringfellow’s CARE Committee. Rick serves on the BB&T Scott & Stringfellow Advisory Board as well as the Scott & Stringfellow Educational Foundation.

The Lewis Group joined BB&T Scott & Stringfellow in 2014, and is equipped with the knowledge and experience necessary to provide financial planning, tactical investment strategies, corporate and executive services, family legacy planning, and wealth preservation and estate transfer. To learn more about the team, visit

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Founded in 1893, Richmond-based BB&T Scott & Stringfellow is a division of BB&T Securities, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. BB&T Securities, LLC, is a full-service regional brokerage and financial services firm with 49 offices in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Alabama and Texas. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT). BB&T Securities, LLC, employs more than 1,000 people, including 260 financial advisors. For more information visit our website:

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