About Us

At The Legacy One Group, we believe that a plan is a powerful tool. Reaching your long-term financial objectives hinges on having the right plan -- one that fits your unique circumstances and grows with you. Planning your financial future can be a daunting task. That's where Legacy One Group comes in. We're trained professionals, and we can draw on years of financial service experience when creating a long-term strategy.

Whether your concern is paying too much in taxes or not having enough money to last throughout your retirement, our goal is to help you. Please call today if you think your plan is out-of-date. Most people need to update their financial plan each year to help ensure that it is in step with their life. If its been a while, act today.

 

 

Lea Goodman | Managing Partner

Lea Goodman  |  Managing Partner

Lea Goodman is a managing partner of The Legacy One Group, Houston, Texas and a Managing Field Advisor/OSJ of FSC Securities Corporation, member FINRA/SIPC.  She holds Series 4, 7, 24, 53, 63, and 65 registrations, is registered in all 50 states and as an agent for multiple national carriers of Life, Accident, Health and HMO Insurance with the Texas Department of Insurance. 

Prior to joining The Legacy One Group as a business partner with Richard Ethun in August 2000, Lea served as President, Tower Square Securities, from 1999-2000.  From 1995-1999, she served as President of Advantage Capital Corporation (which was merged into FSC in 2009), as ACC Chief Operating Officer from 1990-1995 and ACC General Counsel from 1985-1990.  She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston, TX, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Houston’s Bates College of Law.  In a highly regulated and intensely supervised business such as the securities industry, we believe Lea’s professional management, supervisory and legal skill sets serve well our client’s interests, our division and that of our broker dealer, FSC Securities Corporation.  As business partners, Lea and Richard strive to create and maintain a company with the highest professional and ethical standards to provide our clients sound investment advice in keeping with their particular financial needs and risk tolerance.

 

Richard Ethun | Managing Partner

Richard Ethun  |  Managing Partner

Richard Ethun is a managing partner of The Legacy One Group, Houston, Texas.  He established The Legacy One Group in Houston in 1998 and created a business partnership with Lea Goodman in August 2000.  He holds Series 7, 24, 63, and 66 registrations and is registered in all 50 states and as an agent for multiple national carriers of Life, Accident, Health and HMO Insurance with the State Departments of Insurance in Texas, South Carolina and Massachusetts. 

Prior to joining the securities business as a financial advisor with Advantage Capital Corporation in 1996, Richard spent over 20 years in private business.  In 1972 after leaving the University of Texas in Austin,  he joined Shiner of Austin, Inc. as a partner in the first independent urban distributor of this Texas  beer.  In 1979, as an owner and managing partner of Sunbelt Distributors, Inc., he brought Haagan-Dazs Ice Cream to central Texas.  Over the next 14 years he managed the growth of this business to include Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, Dove Bars, Colombo Frozen Yogurt and a host of other products with exclusive distribution rights for the state of Texas.  In 1991, through his company, AEM Marketing LP, Richard was awarded the exclusive rights to manufacture and distribute Colombo Frozen Yogurt and various other international products for the countries of the Pacific Rim with offices in Seoul, Korea; Manila, Philippines; and Saigon, Vietnam. 

Richard’s entrepreneurial experience provides a unique perspective for our clients and our firm.  As business partners, we feel Richard and Lea have created and maintain a company with the highest professional and ethical standards to provide our clients sound investment advice in keeping with their particular financial needs and risk tolerance.

 

Julie Chapman, CFP®  |  Financial Advisor

Julie Chapman, CFP®  |  Financial Advisor

Julie Chapman is a financial advisor with The Legacy One Group and holds the Securities 7, 66, and 24.  She is registered in 23 states, including Texas, Virginia, California, Florida, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and North Carolina, with FSC Securities Corporation.  Julie is also a Texas Insurance Agent, with Life, Accident, Health, and HMO and a Texas Real Estate Broker.
 
She joined The Legacy One Group in 2004, and operates from her primary office in Houston or secondary office in Plano.  Julie enjoys the process of supporting clients working toward the best possible retirement.  We believe her extensive background in real estate as well as teaching serve to enhance her ability to address retirement and investment issues.  She has also worked extensively negotiating contracts for the telecommunications industry and as both financial and sales vice president for other private businesses.  As a caregiver for both parents over the years, she brings an expertise in working with that special sector of clients.
 
She earned her BBA degree from Texas Tech University and her MBA degree from Louisiana Tech University.  While teaching at Sunset High School in Dallas, she taught the first Business Management Class ever taught in the state of Texas.  She works with many active and retired teachers.

She has served on the boards of the American Lung Association and Lovers Lane United Methodist Church; has been a Girl Scout Leader, and worked with various hospital visitation teams.  She is a former Teacher of the Year and American Business Woman of the Year.  Her passion is serving the needs of others.

 

Ginger Hardy  |  Office ManagerGinger Hardy  |  Chief Operating Officer

Ginger Hardy is the Chief Operating Officer of The Legacy One Group.  She joined The Legacy One Group in October 2009 as Office Manager, after taking a break from the securities industry to have four children.    She has a 17 year work history with Lea Goodman,  Managing Partner of The Legacy One Group.  Ginger holds the  Series 7, 63, and 24 registrations.

In 1983, Ginger began her career in the securities arena within the legal department of American Capital Asset Management.   She joined Advantage Capital (broker/dealer) in 1987 working with Lea Goodman.  In 1989 Ginger was promoted to Paralegal, in 1990 to Legal Project Specialist, and in such role became part of the General Securities Department  in 1997 where she assisted in the marketing and development of Advantage Capital's advisory product .  She  left  Advantage Capital in 1999 as Assistant Vice President and began her voyage into motherhood with boy/girl twins.
 
Ginger has lived in Texas her entire life.  She shares her time outside of Legacy One with her husband of 20 years, her 4 children and 2 rescue dogs. 

 

Dawn Pierce  |  Office AssistantDawn Pierce  |  Office Assistant

Dawn has worked as an Administrative Assistant most of her career.  In April of 2013 she joined The Legacy One Group after leaving her Utah Oil and Gas industry position of nearly 5 years to move to Texas.  She is credited by those she has worked with as having an upbeat personality and engaging style which enables her to interact effectively with clients and staff. 

She studied at Mott Community College where she took courses in Social Sciences; then attended and graduated from Rhema Bible College.

Dawn lives in LaPorte, Texas with her husband of 17 years and their 8 year old daughter.  In her time away from the office she enjoys time with her family and serving along-side her husband in the ministry for over 16 years.

Dawn Pierce is not registered with FSC Securities Corporation.

 

Dick Goodman  |  Advisory Team Associate

Dick Goodman  |  Advisory Team Associate

Dick is an advisory team associate with The Legacy One Group.  He received a degree in Political Science and Economics from Oberlin College and a law degree from Harvard Law School.

Dick practiced law for more than 40 years in Connecticut.  He currently provides accounting services, as well as occasional levity, to The Legacy One Group.

Dick Goodman is not registered with FSC Securities Corporation.