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Thomas F Blackburn

Phone: 757-223-9898
Fax: (757)223-9990

Biography

Tommy is a graduate of Virginia Tech’s Pamplin School of Business, where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business as a Finance major and completed the Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®) education requirement. While pursuing his Bachelor’s degree, Tommy observed that taxation was integral in financial planning and decided to pursue a Master’s Degree in Accounting at Virginia Tech with a focus in taxation. After completing his studies and satisfying the respective rigorous education, experience, and ethical requirements of the CFP® Board and Virginia Board of Accountancy, Tommy earned his designation as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP®) and license as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He also holds the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the following licenses: Series 7, Series 65, and Virginia Health, Life and Annuities consulting license. Tommy joined Mason & Associates in 2019. Prior to joining Mason & Associates, Tommy was a Senior Financial Planner at a respected financial planning firm in Richmond, VA, and also has experience with a “Big 4” public accounting firm. Tommy’s primary responsibilities consist of working directly with Mason & Associates clients in all aspects of their financial plan, with a particular emphasis on the subjects of tax, retirement, and estate planning. Tommy and his wife, Jess, reside in Williamsburg, Virginia with their dog, Harper. Jess is a graduate of James Madison University and currently works for Citizens One Home Loans as an Assistant Vice President. They’re enjoying getting to know the area and in their free time love traveling, riding bicycles, hiking, playing sports, checking out local breweries, and taking Harper on walks. As an added bonus, Jess’s parents also reside in Williamsburg so they’re thrilled to be closer to family. Tommy’s memberships and designations include: CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP®) Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Life and Health Insurance Consultants License in Virginia. President Elect of the Central Virginia Financial Planning Association (FPA) chapter. Recognized by the Virginia Society of CPA’s as a Top 5 under 35 in 2018. Recognized by Investment News as 40 under 40 in 2018. Received 2017 Standing Ovation Award in Personal Financial Planning from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Routinely volunteers/lectures/gives back with John to the financial planning program at Virginia Tech. Routinely volunteered with NBC 12’s Ask a CPA Tax Hotline. Volunteered with Tara’s Children’s Trust (local Richmond, VA charity providing assistance to under privileged children by providing school clothes and supplies. Volunteered with Junior Achievement.

Organizations

Senior Financial Advisor
MASON & ASSOCIATES, LLC
NEWPORT NEWS, VA

Credentials Held

PFS - Personal Financial Specialist Credential, PFS - Personal Financial Specialist Credential

CPA Licenses Held

VirginiaSince 10/02/2012

Education

Areas of Expertise