Faces of Arkansas: The Face of Retirement and Legacy Planning, Empire Financial Architects


 Wendy Blair, President; Lesley Nalley, Vice President;
Other staff, not pictured – Jaqueline Johnson, Director of Marketing; Jessica Pulliam, Licensed Service Assistant


Retirement and legacy planning, like building a home, requires a solid foundation and a knowledgeable team. That’s why the mission of Empire Financial Architects is turning everyday information into well-designed, custom-tailored strategies that build and protect a solid financial house. 


Empire has an approach that combines the technical knowledge clients need to navigate tricky financial waters with a passion for people that allows them to be a trusted partner through life’s ups and downs. The firm offers life insurance and other financial solutions that build, protect and preserve wealth, which in turn contributes positively to Arkansas’ economy.


Empire’s growth and staying power is tied to its commitment to the community. The firm prides itself on giving back by serving and donating to various nonprofit organizations. On the business side, the firm plans to increase its support of entrepreneurs and to launch the Money Matters on Main series. The series will promote meaningful, casual conversations on wealth while reinforcing the guiding philosophy that “this isn’t Wall Street – this is Main Street.”


Empire is a legacy story itself, having been formed by the late Sharon Welch-Blair in 1987. Her daughter and granddaughter continue to participate in the day-to-day operations, while the Empire team ensures the historical value of the oldest home on Main Street. In every regard, President Wendy Blair and Vice President Lesley Nalley work to carry on the firm’s mantra: “Building the Empire, Protecting the Legacy.”


Wendy and Lesley are Registered Representatives offering securities through NYLIFE Securities LLC (member FINRA/SIPC). Empire Financial Architects is not owned or operated by NYLIFE Securities or its affiliates.


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