R. Benton Penn

Vice President & Financial Planner


Professional Story

Insurance Strategies, Investment Strategies (Reg. Reps Only), College Funding Strategies, Business Owners, Charitable Giving, Business Succession Planning, Estate Planning, Financial Education, Retirement Income Planning, Risk Management Strategies, Retirement Strategies



  • Benton Penn, LUTCF, FSCP
  • Vice President and Financial Planner
  • State of Domicile – Virginia
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  • Professional Designations:
    • LUTCF
    • FSCP



A graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in Political Science and a Minor in History and Marketing.  Benton holds Series 7,63, 66, 24, 51 & 53 registrations with FINRA and the SEC and is Licensed in the states of Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, Mississippi, Arizona, Washington and Maryland. For Life, Accident, Health Annuities and Property & Casualty and Variable Products.



A native of Mississippi Benton started his financial services career with Colonial Life and Accident as the 3rd generation of his family to enter financial services specializing in Employee benefits.  Following 17 years with Colonial Benton moved his business to Allstate Financial services ad fulfilled several different roles corporately including his final role as a Principal for Virginia and West Virginia before accepting an offer to be the primary financial advisor for a large Allstate agency.  Following 15 years with Allstate in 201 I accepted an offer to join MassMutual and continue with my affiliation.  I specialize in Financial Planning and Wealth Management and Protection for families and businesses



Benton has a demonstrated passion for Competitive BBQ and College football. Benton is engaged to Eliane Bachmann with plans to marry in the summer of 2020.  Benton has 2 children; a son Spencer who is 13 and a Special Needs daughter Brooke who is 10.  Benton also spends his time at the barn working with our horses as his fiancé pursues her career in competitive equestrian sports


I am a registered representative of and offer securities and investment advisory services through MML Investors Services, LLC, Member SIPC ( Supervisory address: 100 Eastshore Drive, Suite 300, Glen Allen, VA 23059

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Personal Story

Mississippi State University
The American College of Financial Services
University of Georgia (CFP)

Competitive BBQ
College Football
Outdoor Sports
Equestrian Sports

Member of the Financial Industry Regulartory Authority, Inc (FINRA)

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