Ernesto V. Sampson '98

(In-state alumnus, appointed July 2011) 

Ernesto V. Sampson '98Ernesto Sampson is an Independent Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Glen Allen, Virginia. He has been a fully licensed Financial Advisor since 2000. He graduated from Virginia Military Institute with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business in 1998. He holds a Certificate in Financial Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designation from the College for Financial Planning, and a Master of Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Mr. Sampson focuses on understanding the specific situations and goals of each client by establishing deep and valued relationships. He works with individuals, senior-level executives, business owners, corporations, governments, non-profit institutions, endowments and estates. He is well versed in the specific issues important to clients both in and approaching retirement. In addition he provides clients with financial and investment strategies, cash management, transitional services, customized investment portfolios, wealth preservation, wealth transfer, and estate planning.

During his the first two years of his cadetship, Mr. Sampson was a member of Band Company where he played the Tuba. He achieved the ranks of cadre corporal and cadre platoon sergeant. He was a member of the Rat Disciplinary Committee during his first class year. He also was a member of the boxing team as an upperclassman. He was team captain during his second and first class years, and an All-American his first class year.

Mr. Sampson is involved in the community as he serves on various boards of local non-profit organizations. He is the Vice Chairman of the City of Richmond Electoral Board, Treasurer of Southside Community Development and Housing Corporation, and Director-at-Large Urban Financial Services Coalition. He is an active member of the VMI Club of Richmond, Metropolitan Business League, and Richmond Leadership Network.

Mr. Sampson and his wife, Savon, live in Richmond, Virginia, with their cockapoo Izzy. Mr. Sampson was born June 24, 1976.