Chesterton resident Elizabeth Adcock sees effective communication as fundamental to achieving great rewards – both in her personal and professional life. And it helps that she can work with a company whose mission she can easily get behind.
As the Director of Strategic Development for Lakeside Wealth Management, Adcock recruits financial advisors for the company. Founded by her father Mark in 2002, Lakeside Wealth Management collectively manages over $1.6 billion on behalf of institutions, corporations, and private clients, and is made up of 20 financial advisors and 18 client service professionals.
“A day in my shoes usually revolves around working with the partners of our firm,” Adcock said. “In my job, I am constantly communicating with various people, companies, and vendors in the industry. I am also frequently working on LinkedIn and connecting with other advisors.”
While Adcock has been working for Lakeside Wealth Management for more than 10 years, she has been around the Lakeside atmosphere for far longer. She helped her father with things like paperwork during her middle school and high school years, and even landed an internship there during college. After working at a start-up company for a few years after graduating college, she decided to apply for an open position at Lakeside in 2009 and has been working there ever since.
“I am passionate about Lakeside and its mission,” Adcock said. “Despite our successes, I’m always thinking there are ways to improve and learn from the people around us. But at the end of the day, the company and I strive to do right by our clients and treat our employees with respect.”
Lakeside Wealth Management has been a featured Best Place to Work in Indiana for the past five years, and Adcock said a reason for this is the company’s inclusive and supportive work environment.
“Everyone here is really good friends and cares for one another,” she said. “Ultimately, the firm and I want to uphold a strong and healthy office culture for its people.”
Lakeside Wealth Management also strives to work diligently with non-profit organizations, and this aspect in particular encouraged Adcock to be more involved with volunteer work personally. She has been on the executive board of the Duneland Family YMCA for the past four years, and she and the other board members contribute their expertise, time, talent and resources to help ensure that YMCA programs and services are accessible to all.
“It’s nice as a life-long resident of Chesterton to be able to give back to my community,” Adcock said. “Seeing how my efforts make a positive impact is really awesome.”