John learned the importance of prudent investing from his father, long-time advisor Jack Hershey. John graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Lehigh University in 1985. He has earned the respect of his clients during more than 28 years in the financial services industry.
John has participated in several industry educational programs over his career and has taught investment education classes at Hagerstown Community College, Shepherd University, and Hood College. He has also received the Accredited Wealth Manager designation. The AWM program is an internal, professional designation specifically designed for RBC Wealth Management in conjunction with the Academy of Multidisciplinary Practice, Inc., and is accredited by the Estate and Wealth Strategies Institute at Michigan State University.
John lives in Hagerstown with his wife, Erin, and their two children, Holden and London. John is a strong believer in community involvement, and is a former president of The Washington County Free Library, Hagerstown Downtown Rotary Club and San Mar Children’s Home. He currently sits on the board of the Renfrew Institute for Cultural and Environmental Studies and the Community Foundation of Washington County. John was named as one of the Top Five Outstanding Young Marylanders by the Hagerstown Jaycees. In his spare time, John enjoys running, traveling, fly fishing and spending time with his family.