meet the team
You can count on the Fortis Wealth team to keep up with your life every step of the way. Our highly accomplished staff possesses deep expertise across multiple disciplines, including accounting, tax, finance, law, risk management and business succession planning. Our technical expertise, compassion and listening skills allow us to provide a superior partner client experience.
Terri McDermott, CHFC, CLU, RICP, CAP
Director of Wealth Planning
In her role as Director of Wealth Planning, Terri is responsible for the creation and delivery of customized strategic plans that serve as the baseline for all financial decisions. She is experienced in providing financial planning support to wealth advisors whose clients need services ranging from basic cash flow and retirement projections to comprehensive estate planning and legacy strategies. Terri joined Fortis Wealth in 2016.
Terri is committed to delivering wealth advisory services to clients who care about their families, value advice, and have legacy intent. She is the organizer of Fortis Women’s Forum financial education series, delivering content that professional women tell us is important to them. In support Fortis’s sponsorship of the Women to Watch radio show, Terri is a member of the Finance Watch Team, writing and recording weekly segments with Maggie Corado.
Terri graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She regularly participates in professional organizations and mentoring programs. She is committed to helping to develop the next generation of financial advisors.
She believes that listening is a skill that’s vital to gaining insight and to having a positive impact in the workplace. For Terri, actively listening to a client’s needs is the most effective way to help in decision-making — especially the Fortis family office clients that span multiple generations.
“Seeing a situation from another person’s point of view helps ensure that you are meeting them where they are and creating solutions that best fit their unique needs.”