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J. Russell Armstrong CFP®

J. Russell Armstrong CFP®

President and CEO

Russell Armstrong is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Practitioner and owner of AIS Financial in Commerce, Texas.  He is an Investment Advisor Representative (IAR) with LPL Financial.  LPL Financial is a registered investment advisor (RIA) and broker/dealer.

Russell is a 1978 graduate of Bonham High School and a 1981 graduate of East Texas State University (now Texas A&M University-Commerce or TAMU-C) earning a BBA in Finance.  He is a 1990 graduate of The Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at SMU, and a 1997 graduate of the College for Financial Planning in Denver Colorado.  He earned his CFP® marks on January 14, 1998.

Russell has extensive banking, business, investment, and financial planning experience and shares this knowledge with every client he serves.

Russell is a member of the Financial Planning Association, the Commerce Rotary Club, a Lifetime Member of the Texas A&M University - Commerce (TAMU-C) Alumni Association and a member of the local Chapter. He currently serves as Chairman of the College of Business Leadership Council. He is a former member of the TAMU-C Foundation. In 2019, Russell was named a Distinguished Alumni of the university. Russell & his wife are members of Family Fellowship of Greenville.

Russell's hobbies include flying, golf, tennis, and music. Russell volunteers his time as a Command Pilot for Angel Flight South Central ( He is the founding member of the Bois d' Arc Dixieland Band ( and plays tenor banjo with the group.  Russell resides in Commerce with his wife Lee. They have two children, Matthew & Rachel, a daughter-in-law Jillian, and three beautiful granddaughters, Hattie, Annie, and Lydia.

Russell holds Series 7, 24, & 63 registrations held with LPL Financial, Group 1.