All Press Releases for April 06, 2018

Jo Knight Light Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Ms. Light has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the financial industry

She worked with people attempting to retire, planning for their children's college pursuits, and saving money, all of which she loved.

    LITTLE ROCK, AR, April 06, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Jo Knight Light with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Light celebrates many years of experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A celebrated figure in the financial industry, Ms. Light has accrued more than 30 years of professional excellence in her areas of expertise. Currently retired, she formerly worked as senior vice president of investments with Morgan Stanley from 1981 to 2004. Simultaneously, she also served as a registered investment advisor with Morgan Stanley from 1996 to 2004, as well as a financial advisor and retirement planning specialist from 1982 to 2004. Earlier in her career, she worked as a travel consultant for Commercial National Bank from 1971 to 1976 and as District Manager for American Express Co. from 1976 to 1981 In preparation for her illustrious career, Ms. Light sought formal education, earning a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from the University of Arkansas in 1958. She is certified as a financial planner.

As a respected voice in the field, Ms. Light maintains affiliation with numerous professional organizations. She served on the International Association of Financial Planners board of directors from 1992 to 1998, and president of the board of directors from 1995 to 1996, and she was on the board of directors of the University of Arkansas Alumni Association from 1974 to 1977. In addition, Ms. Light is a member of the Financial Planning Association, Morgan Stanley President's Club, Morgan Stanley Director's Club, Phi Beta Kappa, and Kappa Kappa Gamma.

Active in her community, Ms. Light is a member of the Junior League of Little Rock Sustainers, a volunteer with Happiness Singers, and she is a singer in her church choir. Attributing her success to having a good attitude and doing her best, Ms. Light has always had a passion for the financial industry and the field of banking. She worked with people attempting to retire, planning for their children's college pursuits, and saving money, all of which she loved. The highlight of her career was becoming senior vice president at Morgan Stanley. The daughter of Donald and Auda Knight, Ms. Light has one child, Jerry Jr. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music and exercising.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Jo Knight Light has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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