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Mark Lester, CFP™

Director of Financial Planning, Assistant Investment Specialist, Agency Supervisory Officer
8444 Westpark Drive, Suite 900
Tysons, VA 22102
Office: 703-394-7143
Cell: 301-335-2289
Fax: 703-847-5799

I began my financial services career in 2001, working as an agent for MassMutual. I was appointed Director of Financial Planning in 2004, and became an Agency Supervisory Officer in 2007. Prior to that, I worked in the landscape design/build business.

One of the greatest blessings of my life was being born the youngest of six children and having a very close relationship with all of my family members. My aunts and uncles, my parents, and my siblings were all big influences. The lessons and inspiration they have given me could fill volumes.

I was recently reminded of a time when was young and I overheard my parents fight about money. That was probably the single most important event that shaped my views on finances, and what ultimately lead me to my career in Financial Planning.

In our spare time, my wife Ainhoa and I enjoy traveling, camping & hiking. Ainhoa is from Spain, so we typically go there once a year to visit family and travel within Spain. Aside from traveling, if I'm not out in nature, enjoying a hike or going canoeing, I am probably playing my guitar, learning - then forgetting - new songs.

Like all of us, I am constantly working to improve, learn and grow.

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I am a registered representative of and offer securities and investment advisory services through MML Investors Services, LLC, Member SIPC ( Supervisory address: 1593 Spring Hill Rd, Suite 500 E, Vienna, VA 22182. (703) 847-9660.