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Karlton Childress promoted to President of SHJ Wealth Advisors

By November 6, 2023No Comments

SHJ Wealth Advisors is delighted to announce that Karlton D. Childress has been promoted to President of the firm. Karlton joined the firm in 2000 and has become an essential member of the planning team. Prior to his promotion, Karlton served as Managing Director. In that role, he oversaw business development, operations, and human resources. In his role as President, Karlton will continue to lead those functions while also focusing on developing the next generation of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERSTM and client service professionals.

Firm founder, Lawrence Howes shared, “Karlton has demonstrated outstanding leadership over both the firm and SHJ team for many years. We felt it was time we honored his commitment to our firm with the promotion to President.” He went on to say, “It’s important to us to have a leader in place who will honor the essential values of SHJ Wealth Advisors while leading it well into the future.” Lawrence Howes will remain an active member of the SHJ team serving clients and delivering expert economic insight to both the firm and clients.

Former President, Joel Javer, will also remain an essential member of the SHJ team. Joel’s expertise in financial markets and investing remains invaluable to SHJ’s clients and the next generation of planners. When asked about Karlton’s promotion, Joel said, “Karlton has already been leading the firm and our next generation of planners. He is a tremendous asset to SHJ as a talented financial planner and a respected leader. I am honored to pass the baton into very capable hands.”

Karlton reflected on his promotion and time at SHJ Wealth Advisors saying, “SHJ Wealth Advisors has been a wonderful firm to be part of for 23 years. I am honored to have been given the opportunity to lead SHJ for decades to come.”



Based in Denver, Colorado, SHJ Wealth Advisors is a commission-free financial planning firm whose goal is to guide their clients to financial well-being. SHJ Wealth Advisors offers robust investment management including Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investments and achievable financial planning services as well as employer-sponsored retirement plans. Their multigenerational team of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERSTM works with clients all over the United States to help them plan for tomorrow so they can enjoy today.

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