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The PagnatoKarp Team.

Jennifer L. Wappaus, CFP®, CEPA

Director, Family Wealth Advisor



Jennifer Wappaus, CFP®, CEPA, is Director, Family Wealth Advisor at PagnatoKarp dedicated to serving the unique needs of high net worth individuals. Jennifer is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and a Certified Exit Planning Advisor, and was named to both the 2017 and 2018 Forbes Top Next Generation Wealth Advisors lists. She specializes in quality financial services for female entrepreneurs, business owners, and clients in transitional situations such as divorce or sudden wealth. Jennifer focuses on educating her clients, simplifying complex concepts, and ensuring each has a full understanding of their financial plan.

Jennifer has over a decade of trusted experience working as a investment adviser representative, most recently at Metropolitan Capital Strategies, and previously at Morgan Stanley. Her background includes communicating management performance, planning administration, and client service, as well as trading and operations of hedge funds.

In the community, Jennifer is the Co-Lead of Events for the Ellevate Network of DC, as well as a General Board Member and Sponsorship Committee Member of Washington Women’s Leadership Imitative. She also supports The Multiple Sclerosis Society of DC.

Jennifer received her Bachelors of Science from The Pennsylvania State University, where she was also a college lacrosse player. Jennifer resides in Reston, VA with her husband, Kris, and two daughters.