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John LaPann


John LaPann brings more than 30 years of high level investment and planning experience to his role as Chairman at Pathstone Federal Street. Before his role as Chairman of Pathstone Federal Street, John founded Federal Street Advisors, where he also served as Chairman. John is a voting member of the firm’s Investment Committee and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee and Board of Managers.  An acknowledged industry leader, John was ranked as one of the nation’s top independent financial advisors by Barron’s and was selected by Wealth Manager magazine as the top wealth manager in the country in 2008. 

Additionally, his experience includes Senior Vice President of Gannett, Welsh & Kotler and Vice President of Pell, Rudman & Company.  John received a BA from Williams College and a Masters degree from the State University of New York in Albany.

Currently, he serves on the investment committees of the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Judge Baker Children’s Center and is a trustee of several individual trusts. John is a member of the Board of Trustees of Fort Ticonderoga and is President of the Friends of the Old Ship Meetinghouse.  After serving as President of the Board for Casa Myrna Vazquez, John is currently Chairman of their advisory board. He is also a member of the Chairman’s Council of the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard, which advises the Institute on development and adoption of Fiduciary Best Practices for financial advisors.


Pathstone Federal Street ("Pathstone") is an SEC‐registered investment adviser. The "Top Dogs" is granted by Wealth Manager magazine, an independent association unaffiliated with Pathstone. The survey ranked 478 firms by average AUM per client.  Survey respondents did not include banks, broker/dealers or trust companies. The article can be found at the following location: View PDF

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