James J. Hughes, AIF®, CRPC®
AVP, Wealth Manager: Serving Orange Park Branch
Jim is a graduate of the State University of NY Maritime College with a BS in Marine Transportation. He was a Ships Master and a Lieutenant JG in the US Naval Reserve. Jim is a CHARTERED RETIREMENT PLANNING COUNSELORSM designee, awarded through the College for Financial Planning.
Jim brings years of experience to the VyStar Investment Services team. He started his career as an investment representative in 1993 and was a founding director of the John Hancock Freedom Trust Company in 1994. In 2008, Jim joined Merrill Lynch as a Senior Financial Advisor where he provided financial advice to families, associations and businesses. Jim’s experience includes providing financial advice to families with special needs children using a network of attorneys specializing in family law.
Jim and his wife Kristen, along with their 2 children, live on Fleming Island. He is a Rotarian (past president) and has been on the board of the US Navy League in Jacksonville. Jim is an avid runner and is a member of the Florida Striders.