Myra O’Dell, CFP® is a Partner and Investment Advisor with BCS Wealth Management. She started at BCSWM in 2004. Myra passed the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ exam in 2005 and became a practitioner in 2007. She became a partner in 2017.
Myra’s focuses include working with individuals to provide retirement planning, helping them both get to and through retirement with greater financial security. She also has a focus on working with trusts and estates, be helping trustees, executors and beneficiaries to navigate through the different processes after a loved one has passed. Finally, Myra has a passion for working with young adults and teaching them how their financial decisions and habits, at an early age, can greatly influence their financial well-being in the future.
Myra graduated magna cum laude from Milligan College in 2004 where she played volleyball and tennis and was the recipient of the Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award. She obtained Bachelor Degrees in Business Administration and Mathematics. In 2008, she received her Master of Business Administration degree from Milligan College.
Myra has participated in various community activities, including captaining USTA tennis league teams, completing two half marathons, serving on the finance committee at her church and singing in the choir. She is a member of the Johnson City Chamber’s Leadership 2020 Program. In 2017, Myra earned the Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty Award and the Professional Excellence Award from Milligan College for her outstanding accomplishments in the field of finance and bringing distinction to Milligan through her professional achievements.
*A recipient of the 40 Under Forty award must be nominated. Nominees are judged on their business success and their achievements as an active member of the community and must live and work in East Tennessee or Southwest Virginia. Nominations are accompanied by letters of recommendations from places of employment and service organizations.
*A recipient of the Milligan Professional Excellence Award must be nominated. Nominations must include a completed nomination form and data supporting the candidate’s accomplishments. Candidates must have completed at least 24 credit hours at Milligan, graduated at least ten years prior, brought distinction to Milligan College through his/her career, and demonstrate high standards of integrity and Christian character.