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Campbell, Johnson & Earl

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

999 Waterside Drive
Suite 1100
Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 446-4064
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THE CAMPBELL, JOHNSON & EARL TEAM VALUE PROPOSITION By examining myriad factors that comprise our clients’ financial lives – and embracing their most cherished goals – our experienced team continue to provide value that spans generations.
Campbell, Johnson & Earl
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

At the Campbell, Johnson & Earl Wealth Management Group, we take a distinctive, multi-disciplined approach to wealth management. We expect you’ll find that it is different, more comprehensive, and more meaningful than what you may have found elsewhere.

As a team and individually, we have been consistently recognized for excellence by the industry. Our group was named to the 2024 Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams” list 2024* (Published on January 9, 2024. Rankings based on data as of March 31, 2023).  What’s more, each of our advisors has earned professional credentials and accolades that reflect their ongoing training and national reputation. We feel privileged to bring clients a rare blend of experience and expertise.

As long-time colleagues, our advisors trace their roots to the fields of economics, finance, applied mathematics, and the practice of law. Applying our competencies, we are able to create “idea leverage” – putting our heads together to deliver forward-thinking recommendations that serve clients’ best interests.

With our strong and ongoing emphasis on planning, we help clients achieve benefits that extend beyond dollars and cents – to feeling financially secure in the present and feeling optimistic about the future. By doing our jobs well, we can help clients who work and play hard, rest easily.

(Please note: Because the development of effective planning strategies is critical to our approach and your success, we devote an entire section to it, at left. We hope you’ll read it.)

*Source: The Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams" list, published on January 9, 2024. Rankings based on data as of March 31, 2023.

 Data provided by [SHOOK]([®]([ Research, LLC](  Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams" ranking was developed by SHOOK Research and is based on in-person, virtual and telephone due diligence meetings and a ranking algorithm that includes: a measure of each team's best practices, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of Forbes and not representative nor indicative of any one client's experience, future performance, or investment outcome and should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor. Rankings and recognition from Forbes are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a current or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance results. SHOOK's research and rankings provide opinions intended to help investors choose the right financial advisor and team, and are not indicative of future performance or representative of any one client's experience. Past performance is not an indication of future results.  Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receive compensation in exchange for placement on the ranking. For more information, please see []( SHOOK is a registered trademark of SHOOK Research, LLC.

Philip Campbell
Managing Director, Senior Financial Advisor
Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors", 2021-2024
(Published annually Jan – April. Rankings based on data as of June 30 of prior year.)
Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams", 2023-2024
(Published annually in January. Rankings based on data as of March 31 of prior year.)
Barron's "Top 1,200 Financial Advisors", 2023-2024
(Published annually in March. Rankings based on data as of September 30 of prior year.)
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About Us
Who Do We Serve

A diverse and ambitious clientele in Virginia and more than 20 other states – active and retired business owners, physicians, attorneys, engineers, shipping and transportation executives, and generations of their families. We also work closely with medical practices and law firms whose retirement plans we handle.

Our wide-ranging ages and interests allow us to work naturally with older and younger clients – laying the groundwork for close and enduring relationships. Many clients have become our close friends – sharing their happy and sad news with us, as friends do.

As an established group, we take a "team approach" in which we share perspectives and provide clients with our deep reserve of knowledge and know-how. This dynamic has created immeasurable benefits for clients who sell their enterprises, transition from a work life to a retirement lifestyle, look to leave a family legacy, or are challenged by difficult life events.

We are well aware that clients can choose from thousands of advisors. That's why we are so passionate about our efforts and delivering what we believe is a superior and consistent level of wealth management.

Meet Our Team
Philip Campbell,


Managing Director, Senior Financial Advisor
Nate Johnson,


Managing Director, Wealth Management Advisor
Michelle McCoy
Vice President, Financial Advisor
Kate E. Ryan
Officer, Registered Wealth Management Client Associate
Danielle L. Henning,


Relationship Manager
Cheryl B. Donahue,


Officer, Registered Senior Wealth Management Client Associate
Cassidy L Gould,


Registered Wealth Management Client Associate
Shirley A. Dannenhoffer
Officer, Wealth Management Client Associate
Amber B. Berry
Wealth Management Client Associate
Magdalena M. Becker
Registered Wealth Management Client Associate
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Nikki Brust
Wealth Management Client Associate
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Julia Villegas
Wealth Management Client Associate
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Tiana Douangdara
Wealth Management Client Associate
Additional Resources
The following specialists do not make securities recommendations. Please contact your Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor if you have questions about how a specialist might be able to assist you.
Meagan Maples
Wealth Management Banking Specialist
Neil W Phelan
Senior Wealth Management Lending Officer
Bank of America, N.A.
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