Sue Spellman, CFP®

Senior Vice President, Carter Financial Management


In serving her clients, Sue offers expertise in securities research, portfolio management and asset allocation as well as the sincere desire to be a trusted advisor, which she accomplishes by listening carefully and helping to ensure planning needs are consistently addressed.

Prior to joining Carter Financial Management, Sue was a vice president in the Private Client Group of Southwest Securities, a regional NYSE member-firm that acquired Spellman Capital Corporation, the boutique FINRA broker-dealer and registered investment advisory she founded in 1982.

Sue is a member of the D/FW Financial Planning Association. She has been quoted by national financial columnist Scott Burns and has provided investment guidance to both clients and women’s organizations.


Sue’s philanthropic and volunteer work includes the Dallas Women’s Foundation Finance Committee, the San Antonio Area Foundation, Leadership Texas Class of 2013, Lovers Lane United Methodist Church and Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. She also teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) to new immigrants through North Dallas Shared Ministries.


Sue has been named to D Magazine’s list of “The Best Financial Planners in Dallas”1 in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.


A graduate of Newcomb College Tulane University, Sue also studied finance at the University of Texas at Austin.


Sue and her husband, Paul, have two grown daughters and live in Dallas.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

D Magazine asks every wealth management firm and team in the Dallas-Fort Worth chapters of the Financial Planning Association® and the Investment Management Consultants Association® to tell them about their practice. The final list is selected based on these criteria: top firms or teams must have total assets under management for individual clients of at least $100 million; a 95 percent client retention rate in the last two years; no current disciplinary action; and at least five years of experience. They must also be a fiduciary for their clients, and their compensation model cannot be commission-based. A panel of esteemed local wealth managers reviews the final list. Neither the firms nor their employees pay a fee to D Magazine in exchange for inclusion in the list. Inclusion on the list is no guarantee as to future investment success. Raymond James is not affiliated with D Magazine. The inclusion of a financial advisor or practice on the list should not be construed as an endorsement of the financial advisory practice by the D Magazine. Raymond James is not affiliated with any of the above-mentioned organizations.

Raymond James is not affiliated with the organizations listed.