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Jamie Dickenson, MBA, CEP
Independent Educational Consultant specializing in college admissions and financial aid
Jamie Dickenson is considered a leading authority in educational consulting. She is a speaker, radio talk show host, trainer, and business coach. She also authored the book, “Too Smart for the Ivy League,” offering her advice on how to give your student the best college education for the least amount of money.
Jamie grew up in Logan, West Virginia. She attended Marshall University where she graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration majoring in accounting and a Masters degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance.
After college, she spent 15 years as an accountant working her way to Chief Financial Officer of a major coal company. She then became a Registered Representative for a national financial services company where she worked for 5 years.
Jamie started her educational consulting practice in 1998 and became a Certified Educational Planner. She has helped thousands of families through the college admissions and financial aid process. Jamie’s dedication, energy, and enthusiasm have contributed to the growth of her business and the success of many life changing decisions she’s helped her students make. In 2011, she decided to expand her business to include a tutoring center so that she could help her students lay a solid foundation for a positive academic career.
Jamie was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Upstate New York and was featured as a Success Story for the West Virginia District of the Small Business Association (SBA). Jamie has delivered over 150 business and motivational presentations for corporations, schools, colleges, associations, and business meetings. She is a highly in-demand speaker and business consultant specializing in the areas of college admissions and financial aid.
For 13 years, Jamie was a guest speaker on a very successful talk radio show called “Ask the Expert” on WCHS 580 AM. She has been featured in the media on numerous radio and television shows as well as being quoted in feature articles. Jamie is a 500 hour registered yoga teacher and owner of Yoga Power, LLC. She loves to practice yoga in Charleston and anywhere she travels.
Jamie Dickenson is not affiliated with Hartford Funds. Hartford Funds has separately contracted with Ms. Dickenson to provide additional insight about college savings issues.