Rush M. James

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Rush James joined the team at Advocacy Wealth Management in 2018 as an Investment Advisor Representative. Prior to joining Advocacy, he worked through the PMD program at Merrill Lynch, managing assets for small businesses as well as high net worth individuals. While at Merrill, Rush earned his series 66 and insurance license to go with the Series 7 and Series 63 he had previously earned during his time raising capital at EnTrustPermal in New York City.


Rush was born Columbia, Missouri before moving to St. Louis and attending the St. Louis Country Day School. From there, he went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri. After a five year career as a political consultant working on political campaigns at every level, Rush returned to the University of Missouri to earn his MBA.


The youngest of five kids with three older sisters and one older brother, Rush also has five nieces and two nephews all age 8 and under. Spending time with them is his favorite hobby. Rush has raised money for the Foundation Fighting Blindness since he was a teenager including the annual Vision Walk and Dining in the Dark events both in St. Louis and later in NYC.

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