Lazetta Braxton

Lazetta Braxton

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Lazetta Braxton is a prominent financial expert recognized for her leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and dedication to the financial planning profession. She partners with everyday people to make a difference for their families and future generations. With more than 20 years of experience in wealth management, Lazetta offers personalized financial advice, investment management, and educational services to individuals, families, businesses, and institutions. In addition, she uses public speaking, consulting, and coaching to amplify diversity, inclusion, and equality.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lazetta & Associates
  • Chair of the Board of Association of African American Financial Advisors
  • Member of the CFP Board Women's Initiative Advisory Panel


  • Lazetta has been featured in national publications including Financial Planning Magazine, InvestmentNews, Morningstar, and Essence.
  • She has been quoted in, Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger's, Black Enterprise, and Diversity Women. 
  • She has appeared on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Nightly Business Report, and CNBC’s Closing Bell. 
  • She regularly speaks on financial planning topics for national audiences.


  • Investment News’ Women to Watch and Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion 2015
  • Financial Planning Association's Heart of Financial Planning Award
  • Association of African American Financial Advisors' Leadership Legacy Award 2015
  • Top 10 of Investopedia’s 100 Top Financial Advisors 2019 and 2020
  • Crain’s New York Business Notable Black Leader and Executive 2021