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Messina's Wealth Management

"You Earn It. We Protect It."

NICK MESSINA
Founder & President

Nick Messina

Nick Messina is a financial professional who became licensed in 1995 while employed at one of the oldest investment firms on Wall Street. Nick made the decision to become a financial professional to offer his clients the very best products available by utilizing various companies and investments, each of whom are the best available leaders in their respective fields. The focus of his business is to protect the assets of his clients. Recognizing and removing risk from his client’s investment portfolio and their estates is his foremost goal. His simple philosophy of, “safety first, reasonable rate of return, and simple to understand” is a strategy that has served his clients well through the volatile years of stock market ups and downs as well as the many threats to their estates.

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Our Team

Meet Our Team

We are a team of professionals dedicated to helping you learn your options for keeping your retirement savings safe and protected. Our “client-first” philosophy drives everything we do and we look forward to working with you.  

Correnne DeValcourt

Correnne deValcourt

Client Relations Director

As a Client Relations Specialist with Messina’s Wealth Management, Correnne is responsible for coordinating and facilitating all client events. In addition, she assists in setting appointments, scheduling annual reviews, and maintaining client relationships. In her words, she loves being able to “…work with the people, not just the policy.” 

Correnne deValcourt has a 20 year career in exceptional customer service. While employed with one of the largest companies in the hospitality industry, Correnne attended and taught dozens of courses on the topic of client relations. 

In addition, Correnne has an extensive background in accounting. After graduating from Archbishop Chapelle High School in Metairie, LA, she attended the University of New Orleans, where she completed a myriad of accounting courses. She then spent many years working in business finance in the areas of accounts payable and accounts receivable.  

A lifelong Louisiana resident, Correnne raised her two sons here and has recently seen them off to college. When she isn’t working with clients, she enjoys reading, crafting, and leisure travel. One of her favorite quotes: “If you can be anything, be kind.”

Have suggestions for an upcoming client event? Reach out to Correnne.

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Athena Strickland

Marketing Director

In her role as Seminar Coordinator and Appointment Scheduler, Athena plans and executes all educational dinner seminars for Messina’s Wealth Management. She is responsible for making sure guests have a great experience. Athena also manages appointment scheduling for new clients. She loves “scouting” new exciting venues for events and interacting with guests. 

Since 2010,  Athena Strickland has worked in client relations, community service, and event planning. Her work has helped support many non-profit organizations, including charities providing research and support for cancer and other diseases, such as the Parkinson’s Resource Organization.

Athena attended high school at Lakeview Centennial High School in Garland, Texas. She also holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Theatre from the University of North Texas, with a concentration in directing. Athena also ran her own non-profit community dance company in Los Angeles, CA and was featured in Voyage LA for her work. 

Originally from the North Shore, Athena and her cat “Artemis” (aka “Miss Kitty”) now reside in Slidell, LA. When she isn’t planning events for Messina’s Wealth Management, Athena can be found being “quirky, joyful, easy-going, and creative” and loves painting and the arts.

Know of any terrific new venues for holding events? Let Athena know. 

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Justina LeJeune

Client Development Director

Since 2018, Justina has been Messina’s Wealth Management’s Client Relations Director. Her responsibilities include client onboarding, assisting clients with the necessary financial paperwork required, and acting as a liaison. She also is a point of contact for clients who may have questions about their existing policies or accounts. 

For the five years prior to joining our team, Justina advanced to a leadership role in a large multi-national printing and document management company. Later, she was responsible for the preparation of confidential and urgent legal documents for a large law firm in Charleston. 

Justina LeJeune holds an insurance license in two states (Louisiana license #837088 and Mississippi license #10649233) and is an active participant in ongoing education within the insurance industry. Additionally, she attended Sam Houston High School and received a B.A. in General Studies from Northwestern State University, with a focus on the social sciences. 

Born and raised in Lake Charles, LA, Justina now lives just outside of New Orleans with her Great Dane, Otto. She loves trying new foods, enjoys contributing to local art and music, and is a member of “The Nola Chorus Girls.” Justina has been recognized for her volunteer work with local high school and collegiate bands. 

Questions about your existing policies or accounts? Justina is happy to help. 

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Our Client Advisory Board

The Messina Wealth Management Client Advisory Board is made up of people who believe in our mission of “Safety First” for retirement. This mission has never been more important than it is today. 

Our Client Advisory Board informs our firm on how we can better serve our clients. Advisory Board members give us constructive feedback on services we provide and education topics we cover.

In addition, our client advisory board contributes in the following ways:

  • Discuss relevant pre-retiree and retiree issues at our bi-annual board meetings
  • Attend occasional dinner seminars and answer fellow retiree questions
  • Be available as a reference for prospective clients

Lynda

Paralegal

Debbie

Retired

Terri Lopiccolo

Terri

Teacher

Ricky Howe

Ricky

EJH
Retired

Ron Catron

Ron

Lockheed Martin
Retired

Mona James

Mona

Nurse

Debbie McShan

Debbie

Electrical

Michael Laforge

Michael

RN

Lynda Champagne

Lynda

Collections

Gary Perrien

Gary

Retired

Damian LeCompte

Damian

Shipyard and Chef

Clyde McShan

Clyde

Retired

Betty Labourdette

Betty

Barry Labourdette

Barry

There is a lot to consider when working with a new financial advisor. Our Client Advisory Board can answer questions, share their first-hand experiences, and put your mind at ease. Have questions for a current client advisory board member? Reach out to us and we’ll be happy to connect you.

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