Jessa M. Fannin, CFP®, CRPC®, CPFA®

Financial Advisor - Retirement Plan Services

  • Focus: Building client relationships
  • Education: Bachelor of Science, Ohio University
  • Certifications: CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor™, Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA®)
  • Fun Fact: I once made a hole in one on a par 3 golf course. My mother was my witness, and neither of us could believe it was happening as we watched! I retired from golf soon after.

After more than a dozen years as a television news anchor and reporter, Jessa Fannin was ready to make a change. Increasingly more interested in the rate of return on her 401(k) plan account than the day’s top news story, Jessa decided to pursue her passion—and invested in herself. With a desire to learn and a six-month-old baby at home, she started studying and quickly landed at Hamilton Capital. Jessa believes her unique background and uncommon path into financial planning makes her a better advisor.

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor™, Jessa’s personal and professional experience is a benefit to the broad range of clients she serves. A granddaughter of a coal miner and a teacher, Jessa knows the value of hard work. She believes every American deserves the opportunity to enjoy a comfortable, meaningful retirement.

A graduate of Ohio University, Jessa holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and a Certificate in Political Communication. In addition to earning the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional certification, and the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor™ designation, Jessa is also a member of the Financial Planning Association.

A Lewis Center resident, Jessa is a proud wife and mother of two young children.

I rappelled down the PNC Bank building in downtown Columbus

When you work in local television, you get to participate in a lot of fun—and some not so fun—events. This was one of the fun ones! When Big Brothers Big Sisters asked if I would be willing to rappel 250 feet down the PNC Bank building in a charitable event, I said “yes” without hesitation. Let’s just say 24 stories up and with a camera following my every move, I may have momentarily regretted that decision.

With a crash course in rappelling and an instructor by my side, I kept my anxiety in check and (knees trembling!) made my way down. In the moments when I was able to focus on what was in front of me rather than how high up I was, I enjoyed some once-in-a-lifetime views of the city.