Richard L. Hope

Retirement Plan Specialist

Phone: 443-878-1890
Professional Designations: CPFA, ChFC®, AIF®

Since 1989, Rick Hope has helped individuals and organizations with retirement plan solutions. For the past two decades he has developed a specialty in the retirement planning industry within the closely held business market.

Rick is a proud member of the team at Washington Financial Group that was recently named the 2017 PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year in the Small Team category.¹ The 2017 PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year winners have demonstrated leadership and a commitment to excellence for their retirement plan sponsor clients and participants.

Rick has received the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designation through the Center for Fiduciary Studies, in association with the Center for Executive Education, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh. He is a member of the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) and has earned the Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA) designation.

Rick is also a licensed Life and Health professional, with the ability to conduct business in Maryland, The District of Columbia and Virginia. He has also obtained the designation Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) earned through the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

Rick graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park.

He and his wife Karen reside in Ellicott City. They have two children, Alex and Taylor. The family has strong roots in Howard County as they have been residents there for the past 31 years. The family is members of Grace Community Church, in Fulton, Maryland. Rick shows continued dedication to serving his community as he was past president of the Laurel Lions Club and is a member and past president of the Columbia Rotary Club.



¹Nominated by industry professionals and selected based on quantitative evaluation of service levels and feedback from plan sponsor clients.

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