After graduating from LSU, New Orleans native Shelley Hoddinott Richardson followed her passion for finance and service and today enjoys wearing the hats of businesswoman, philanthropist, mother and wife. Shelley is a proud member of the Hoddinott/Richardson Group at Merrill Lynch, where she works as a Financial Advisor alongside her father, Reginald Hoddinott, III, SVP.

Outside of the office, Shelley values the outdoors, travel, and community service. She serves as board member for three organizations—the New Orleans Lympho-Maniac Cancer Fund, Pontchartrain Conservancy, and Sideline Pass—whose goals align with her own and include fighting cancer, driving environmental sustainability, and empowering women, respectively. Shelley and her growing family reside in Mandeville.