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Nancy Hartsock, Financial Advisor and Financial Planning Specialist

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Nancy Hartsock is a financial advisor and financial planning specialist with The Hasenberg Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Washington, DC. She specializes in wealth management, financial planning, and multi-generational family work.

During her years in the financial services industry, she has helped her clients reach their wealth goals through hard work and a common sense approach to successful investing. Nancy began her career in the financial services industry with AXA Advisors, LLC in 2001 prior to joining Smith Barney in 2005.

At both firms, Nancy has led her colleagues in completion of financial plans for her clients. Prior to her career as a financial advisor, she worked for 25 years in the health care industry, with the last 10 years in senior management as a business owner.

She earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology and English from Southern Illinois University and Master’s of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the Rehabilitation Institute at Southern Illinois.

Originally from Illinois, Nancy has lived in the District of Columbia area since 1998. She and her fiancé, Russell Moore, MD, have been together for 15 years. Outside of the office, she loves travel, fine wine, art, opera, and reading.

Nancy has served her communities for over 35 years through her commitment to several nonprofit organizations. She has served on the boards for two battered-women’s shelters, a music conservatory, and a historic preservation and economic development organization. She is currently on the board of directors of the Dupont Circle Village and is serving as the treasurer for the board of directors of the Dupont Circle Citizens Association.

About Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC

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– Albert Schweitzer

Passion makes perfect.”

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In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

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– Hindu Proverb

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