Jania Stout is a Managing Director and Co-Founder of Fiduciary Plan Advisors at Hightower. She brings more than 20 years of experience in ERISA plan consulting to the team.
Prior to Hightower, Jania founded the Fiduciary Consulting Group at PSA, a team of consultants that had a unified focus on helping plan sponsors with their fiduciary responsibilities, in 2009. She grew the practice from approximately $300 million to nearly $3 billion in assets in approximately five years. Jania also served as a Senior Account Executive for Fidelity Investments, where she built retirement plan solutions for mid-market companies. Jania began her career at ADP’s Retirement Services Division and spent 10 years helping them become one of the largest retirement plan providers in the country, working with channel partners such as Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America.
Jania was appointed to the Leadership Council of National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) in 2014. She is a regular speaker at the Plan Sponsor National Conference, as well as a contributor to many industry publications. Jania’s team won NAPA’s prestigious 401(k) Advisor Leadership Award in 2013, and she has been featured in the Washington Post, 401(k) Wire and 401(k) Advisor Magazine.
Jania earned her Bachelor of the Arts degree in Philosophy from Hofstra University. She holds her Series 6, 7, 63 and 66 licenses, and is a 2008 graduate of the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) Leadership program. Jania also serves as a board member of the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.
In her free time, Jania coaches girls’ lacrosse and is the lacrosse commissioner at LTRC, where she oversees 36 youth teams across the state. She resides in Phoenix, MD with her two daughters, Hannah and Sophie.