Leonard (Tripper) A. Goodman, III serves as President and CEO of Goodman Financial Group. Prior to that he held a number of different roles with John Hancock including General Agent/Managing Director of John Hancock Financial Services in El Paso, with John Hancock, General Agency in Phoenix, AZ and with John Hancock Marketing and Management Division in Boston, MA.
Tripper is actively involved in the community. He serves, or has served, in a variety of capacities on a large number of Boards. They are Capital Bank Board of Directors, Chairman El Paso Tomorrow Political Action Committee (PAC), Chairman UTEP Development Board, Past Chairman ReadyOne Industries Board of Directors (2006-2015) and Member of ReadyOne Industries Board, Co-Chairman- Paso del Norte Group Civic Committee and Membership Committee and Paso Del Norte Group Executive Committee, Board Member Downtown Management District, Chairman City Manager Selection Committee (2004), Chairman YWCA Foundation Investment Committee, Chairman Leadership El Paso Class 15, Board of Directors Junior Achievement of the Desert Southwest, Board Member Wells Fargo Community Advisory Board, Board of Directors United Way of El Paso, Executive Committee Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, City Planning Committee Member, Board Member YWCA Foundation, Board of Directors El Paso Young Presidents’ Organization and Chapter President El Paso Young Presidents’ Organization, Leadership El Paso Class 5, President YMCA El Paso, Board Member Central YMCA, President/Board Member El Paso Guidance Center, Board of Advisors Hotel Dieu Hospital, Board of Directors Sunturian, Providence Hospital Foundation Board, City Charter Commission Member (1980), and Chairman Sun Bowl Committee Sales and Marketing and Sun Bowl Executive Committee.
Mr. Goodman has numerous awards and recognitions that include President of General Agent Association (John Hancock Financial Services), Lifetime Member Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), Member of President’s Conference John Hancock Production Award, Management Builder Award (John Hancock Financial Services), Agency Leader (John Hancock Financial Services), National Management Award General Agents & Managers Association (GAMA), President El Paso Gama Association and INC El Pasoan of the Year 2012.
Tripper received his BA in History from Arizona State University in 1974. He holds the following professional licenses: Series 6 NASD, Series 63, Series 7, and Series 22 Principal of Financial Services.