As a Financial Advisor for The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company (VALIC) in Houston, Texas. Etta Lowery assists clients with financial planning. The company, which has more than 50 years of experience, specializes in retirement planning and financial investments, offering a range of products and services to help clients achieve their financial goals. Currently in the process of becoming a Certified Financial Planner, Etta Lowery facilitates these types of services to clients.A graduate of Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Ms. Lowery holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration as well as a Master of Business Administration. The latter was received from the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business in Dallas, Texas. Etta Lowery’s first experience in the realm of financial planning was as an Insurance Agent for Allstate Insurance Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While filling this role with the company, Etta Lowery discussed financial goals with her corporate and individual clients. Additionally, she developed and presented different insurance products and financial services. After her promotion to Assistant Sales Leader, she was charged with training other employees in how to conduct this business. After a one-year sales management training program, Etta Lowery was promoted again, to Regional Sales Leader and Business Consultant. She remained in that position for eight years before moving to Fort Worth, Texas, to lead the sales force across North Central Texas. She continued to develop her expertise in insurance products and financial services.Before joining VALIC, Etta Lowery worked for First Command Financial Planning, Inc., in Fort Worth, Texas. As Director of Long-Term Care and Disability Income Insurance, she added to her repertoire of knowledge within the field.Etta Lowery holds licensure from the Texas Department of Insurance for Life & Health as well as Property & Casualty. She is also a Registered Representative for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.