Leonard E. Parson
With over two decades of experience in retirement planning, he has assisted thousands of clients in securing their financial future. CLP Financial helps consumers enjoy the retirement of their dreams. We are a full service financial planning agency with services that include; retirement planning, income tax preparation, professional 401k management & Investment services, life insurance planning, small business education, and many others. CLP has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and is a long standing member of the National Ethics Bureau. This Norfolk native is a 1967 graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. He furthered his academic studies and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1972 from Norfolk State University.
Mr. Parson is known to the community as a business man with a heart for the people. During the early 1980s, as the President of Quality Food Stores, he was noted as one of the largest employers of African Americans in the Peninsula. During his time in the Newport News area, he sponsored one of the largest feeding programs for the elderly. He also was instrumental in securing the first swimming pool for the Boys & Girls Club in the Peninsula. In the 1990s, he was the Regional Marketing Director for National College Funding Services. Under his leadership, the Hampton Roads area was the #1 region in the company to provide funding for students to attend college. For the last several years, as the President of CLP Financial Group Inc., he has used his holiday celebrations for his clients to raise tens of thousands of dollars for charity, notably, the Southeastern VA Food Bank, the US Marines Toys for Tots and the Southside Boys and Girls Club in Norfolk, VA. Mr. Parson was THE FIRST in his family to graduate from college. Therefore, in the spirit of fostering a pathway to success through education, for the last five years, CLP has given over $30,000 in scholarships to high school seniors in the Hampton Roads area to assist with furthering their college education.
Professionally, Mr. Parson has been an A+ Advisor for the 2nd largest asset manager in the world and is ranked as an elite Advisor for one of the largest Field Marketing Organizations in the industry, and is nationally and internationally recognized as a trailblazer in the area of retirement planning. November 2016, he was recognized as an Impacting Lives honoree for the New Journal & Guide newspaper and in November 2016, he was honored as a Distinguished Alumni for the Norfolk Education Foundation. He has also been named as a Personal Financial Coach & Chapter President for the American Financial Education Alliance, the first in the Hampton Roads area. This designation affords him the opportunity to teach finance classes at local Universities.
Personally, he has been married for over 38 years to his wonderful wife Sandra and is the proud father of two children, Kyleah and Kyle.