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Debra featured in DCEO article discussing investment strategies to consider during the COVID-19 crisis

“While the upside potential of the stock market is what lures us, we should recognize those big downturns – better known as bear markets – have their place. They remind us that investing is not a risk-free proposition and that no one knows the direction of the market in the short-term. Now that we are in a bear market, here are five ways you can use it to your advantage."

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Debra and Lindsay guest on Investment News' podcast Her Mentorship Matters

Steering a mentee's career in a new direction: InvestmentNews’ Liz Skinner and Audrey Rose Joseph sit down with Debra Brennan Tagg, president of Brennan Financial Services, and her mentee Lindsay Zentner, a successful portfolio analyst and CFA.

Listen to the podcast here

Debra keynotes the US India Chamber of Commerce Annual Women's Conference

This year's theme was "Women Who Win" and in the keynote conversation, Debra highlighted the importance of knowing how negotiation and money skills can help you achieve your goals and live the life you want.

Watch the keynote here

Debra has been named to Forbes Magazine's Best-In-State Wealth Advisors 2020 list

We are thankful to be recognized and included on this list for the second consecutive year. You can learn more about the criteria that goes into this prestigious honor here.

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Debra featured in RIA Intel article about female wealth managers

Debra discusses the industry-wide struggle to recruit women advisors to the field, as well as her efforts to help improve the statistics.

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Debra named to prestigious D CEO Dallas 500 list for 2020

Dallas 500 is a special edition that celebrates the most influential business leaders in North Texas. Unprecedented in scope, it’s the result of a year-long research initiative by the editors of D CEO, who base selections on extensive contacts in local business circles and hundreds of interviews. Dallas 500 provides a personal, engaging look at the leaders who make Dallas-Fort Worth’s economy tick.

SHOOK Research names Debra to 2019's Top Wealth Advisor List

Debra was named to Working Mother and SHOOK Research's list of the Top Wealth Advisor Moms of 2019, highlighting the role that the DBT360 Planning model can work in clients lives, as well as her contributions to helping other women enter the field and empowerment through improved negotiation techniques.

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Debra wins D CEO Magazine Corporate Citizenship Award

Financial planners are tasked with helping clients preserve their wealth. So, it may seem counterintuitive that Debra Brennan Tagg encourages those she advises to give their money away. It’s a philosophy that was cultivated by her father, Dave Brennan, who founded Brennan Financial Services in 1983. Over the years, thousands of clients have been encouraged to build philanthropy into their investment portfolios, creating a ripple effect across the community. Debra also lends her financial expertise and leadership skills to countless organizations. Corporate citizenship, she says, means “understanding your responsibility to the whole community—in the employees you hire, the services and products you offer, the policies you put in place, and the way you improve the world around you.”

Read about Debra and the other winners.

Debra is named a finalist for D CEO Magazine's 2019 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards

Debra is one of four finalists in the category of Corporate Leadership Excellence. The D CEO awards honor professionals and organizations in the nonprofit world that continue to make a positive impact on the community, and also recognize the efforts of the executives and corporations that support the local organizations. 

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Debra's Importance of Negotiation speech wins Audience Award at 2019 Advisor Group W Forum.

After being selected as one of four W Forum Visionary speakers, Debra presented her Negotiation speech to the national Advisor Group W Forum conference in Indianapolis. You may recall last year's Money + Mindset event that focused on negotiation tactics, which formed the basis and inspiration for the presentation. Following the conference, Debra's presentation was awarded "Audience Favorite" by the attendees.

Here's a Financial-Planning article covering the event

Debra joins expert panel at Markets Group 5th Annual Private Wealth Texas Forum

On February 6, 2019, Debra participated in the panel discussion "The Future of Asset Allocation" at the Markets Group Private Wealth Forum.

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Debra has been named to Forbes Magazine's Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list.

We are very excited to be selected to this list. You can learn more about the criteria that goes into this prestigious honor here.

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Debra has been named to the prestigious D CEO Magazine Dallas 500 list for 2019.

The Dallas 500 issue of D CEO Magazine surveys the leaders in North Texas and highlights the top 500 professionals across all industries. Debra has been named to the list for 2019 in the Financial Services industry group, and is profiled in the issue. Grab or order a copy today!

Debra has been selected to the Board of Trustees for Communities Foundation of Texas.

According to CFT Board Chair Jim Bass, “We are fortunate to have outstanding business and community leaders who [have] accept[ed] the call to be trustees. The varied experience and knowledge that Matrice, Gunjan and Debra are bringing to our board will help guide CFT as we work together to strengthen North Texas and improve lives across our entire state and beyond.”

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Debra named to Dallas Business Journal's Network 200 list.

Each year, the Dallas Business Journal names its Network 200 list, highlighting the preeminent leaders across nine industries. Debra is featured on the Finance and Financial Services list, with a nice profile about her leadership style.

Read the full article publishes Debra's article on interest rates and bond values. is one of the best-known sources of financial information on the Internet, serving as a resource for investors, consumers, financial professionals, and students who seek guidance or information on various topics. Debra was selected to offer an explanation of the inverse relationship between interest rates and bond prices.

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Debra was a featured speaker 2018 Advisor Group W Forum in New Orleans.

Advisor Group's annual conference offers education and networking opportunities for all women in the Advisor Group network. Valerie Brown led a panel of advisors that included Patti Brennan & Debra Brennan Tagg, each discussing her experiences growing in the industry and how focusing one's power can lead to success.

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Debra selected as a DBJ 2018 Women in Business Honoree

The Dallas Business Journal has selected Debra as one of its top 30 business leaders in North Texas, an honor that highlights "decision makers that shape North Texas through legal and financial services, human resources, civil service, nonprofits and more." You can read her interview here.

Here's the FA article about the honor

The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. Advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years experience, and the algorithm weights factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Forbes does not receive a fee in exchange for rankings

The executives chosen for the Dallas Business Journal Network 200 were selected by the Dallas Business Journal editorial staff based on the staff’s assessment of the executive’s involvement in new, ground-breaking or evolving businesses in their respective industries. This recognition is not reflective of the recipient’s abilities as a financial advisor.

The D CEO Dallas Top 500 Business Leader award recipients are chosen by the editors of D CEO magazine and is not reflective of the recipient’s abilities as a financial advisor.

The Dallas Business Journal Women in Business Honorees are selected by a panel of Women in Business alumni and other community leaders. Selection is based on proven leadership success in the honoree’s business/industry, as well as community involvement.

The D CEO Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards recipients are chosen by the editors of D CEO Magazine. Selection is based on professionals and organizations in the nonprofit world that make a positive impact on the community as well as corporations that support local nonprofits through executives volunteering their time on boards to lending support through financial donations, in-kind services, and sponsorships.

The Working Mother’s Top Wealth Advisor Moms 2019 is issued by “Working Mother” and Shook Research, LLC. It is granted independently to female wealth advisors with at least one child, under the age of 18, living at home. Recipients are determined by Shook Research and the ranking is determined by an algorithm based on qualitative measures derived from telephone and in-person interviews. The surveys focus on the following: service models, investing process, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, etc.; and quantitative criteria, such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms.

Inclusion in the 2020 D CEO Dallas 500 special edition is predicated on a year-long research initiative conducted by the editors of D CEO Magazine. Selections are made based on extensive contacts in local business circles and hundreds of interviews. This award is not based on any other criteria and should not be understood to convey any particular client experience or and other qualification of the recipient.

Third-party rankings and recognitions are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance or results. These ratings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor by any client nor are they representative of any one client’s evaluation.