Meet Our Team James S. Hopson, Jr. MBA, CPA, CFP®President, CEO and Founder(972) 770-4840 [email protected]BIOJim founded Capital Advisory Group, Inc. in 1990. As a practicing CPA for over 30 years Jim believes integrating high level tax planning into Wealth management is a critical element in achieving financial goals tax efficiently and successfully.As an Entrepreneur Jim brings high level of professional experience to his clients who are business owners and founders and has done so throughout his career. He has assisted many clients with the successful formation, structure, growth and ultimate sale of their business entities as well as assisting with the long term strategic management of their business.Jim began his career as a CPA in the Tax department of Price Waterhouse Coopers, an international accounting firm, and also served as a controller and chief financial officer of a private equity business before founding Hopson & Associates, a public accounting firm and Capital Advisory Group, Inc. Jim is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed to practice public accounting in Texas, and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™.Jim previously served as President and Chairman of the Board of the Dallas Ft Worth Financial Planning Association and has continued his involvement in the FPA and the Texas Society of CPA’s for over twenty five years.He graduated from the University of North Texas with his Masters of Business Administration in Accounting and Taxation. Mr. Hopson also holds a Bachelors of Business Administration with a major in accounting from Abilene Christian University.He was born and raised in Texas and has been a resident of Dallas, Texas for his entire professional career.Jim and his wife live in Plano and spend their time as leaders of their connections class at church where the have worshiped for over 30 years. Jim spends leisure time traveling , fly fishing, scuba diving and being with family and friends.Justin C. Morgan – MS, CFP®Director, Investments & Client Services(972) 770-4840 [email protected]BIOJustin has been with Capital Advisory Group since the beginning of his professional career. He is primarily responsible for the preparation and implementation of the client’s financial plan and investment portfolio. He engages in daily client service requests, trading, and focuses a large portion of his time on actively monitoring CAG’s client portfolios. Justin also provides research within the financial industry on various investments and investment strategies.Before joining Capital Advisory Group, Justin initially gained experience in the financial planning field during an internship at another investment advisory firm in Dallas. It was through this internship that he discovered his passion for investment advisory services which led him to pursue a career in wealth management.Justin received his undergraduate degree from Abilene Christian University and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors degree in Finance. Justin went on to earn a Masters degree in wealth management from one of the top financial planning programs in the country at Texas Tech University.Shortly after graduating from Texas Tech in 2011 he earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation from the CFP Board of Standards. He is also an active member of the DFW Chapter of the Financial Planning Association (FPA).Justin is a native Texan and has lived in Dallas his entire life. During his free time, Justin enjoys playing golf, snowboarding, wakeboarding, and spending time with his family and friends.Sharon SparkmanManager, Tax and Client Services(972) 770-4840 [email protected]BIOSharon Sparkman joined Capital Advisory Group in 2004 and has been an integral part of the organization ever since. She will most likely be the first person to greet you at the door with a friendly hello and warm smile. Sharon helps ensure that our clients are put in the right hands for getting their questions answered and makes sure all of their logistical and operational needs are met. Her previous experience in tax, accounting, and oil & gas gives her the skills and experience needed to work closely with Jim Hopson, assisting clients in their Tax Planning/Preparation needs.Before joining Capital Advisory Group, Inc. Sharon began her tax and accounting career with Mobil Oil Corporation in Southwest and Corporate Auditing. She spent over 12 years with Mobil Oil when the company was located in downtown Dallas where the Flying Red Horse was atop one of the tallest buildings in the area.When her husband transferred to the Wichita Falls area she left Mobil Oil and began working for a local Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration Company in the accounting department for more than 20 years.Upon her return to the Dallas are she has continued working in the tax and accounting field while continuing her studies at Dallas Baptist University. In her leisure time, she enjoys spending with her family, reading, and is very active in serving in the choir and local mission work at her church.Diane HopsonDirector, Public Relations and Marketing(972) 770-4840BIODiane focuses her efforts in participating with Dallas and Plano non-profit organizations and being fully involved in her local community.Her focus is primarily in Collin County where she and Jim reside. Her efforts include serving on the Women's Auxiliary of Children's Health Center, Legacy Campus and She is actively involved in the PISD Education Foundation and their annual SKI Plano Event.In 2015 she was the Chairperson of the Legacy of Love event and fundraiser benefitting Children’s Medical of Plano.In 2009 she created an organization, Handbags For Hope that helps women who have suffered through domestic abuse have a new handbag to help improve their self esteem and outlook as they start their new lives and careers.For many years, she has volunteered in the food pantry ministry at the Prestoncrest Church of Christ where she and Jim worship.Prior to focusing on Public Relations for CAG Diane spent 25 years working for Deere & Co. in Co-Op Advertising and Marketing, Event Planning, and Employee Training.Diane graduated from Harding University with a degree in Education. Upon graduation she began teaching in the Dallas area.Diane and Jim have two daughters that both have successful careers in Dallas. She enjoys serving her Church, community and family.She was honored as one of the Top Ten Women in Collin County in 2015.