For the third year in a row, Edward Jones Managing Partner Penny Pennington is named among the Fortune Most Powerful Women in Business list. Pennington, who has served as the firm’s managing partner since 2019, is responsible for the firm’s strategic direction, working together with more than 49,000 associates across North America to make a positive impact in the lives of Edward Jones’ clients, colleagues and communities.
Pennington is ranked at No. 34 on the 2021 Fortune list. She began her Edward Jones career in 2000 as a financial advisor in Livonia, Mich. In 2006, she was named a principal and relocated to the firm’s St. Louis headquarters where she held various leadership roles. Pennington is the sixth managing partner in the firm’s 99-year history, and the first female to serve in this role.