SOURCE: NEXT Financial Group

NEXT Financial Group

May 31, 2011 06:03 ET

NEXT Financial Group, Inc. Presents Jack Dardis With Integrity Award

METAIRIE, LA--(Marketwire - May 31, 2011) - NEXT Financial Group, Inc., the seven-time Independent Broker/Dealer of the Year* award winner, recently hosted its annual National Educational Conference in Houston, Texas, where in addition to best practices and business-building sessions, the firm recognized outstanding representatives.

John "Jack" Dardis, a registered representative of NEXT and Chairman of Dardis Couvillon & Associates, was nominated by NEXT staff and fellow representatives, and selected by the President and Sr. Management of the firm, as the recipient of NEXT's prestigious Integrity Award. This award is presented each year to one NEXT representative who embodies the spirit of dedication and service to his clients, peers, profession, and community.

"This accomplishment symbolizes Jack's unsurpassed devotion to his clients and community. He exemplifies a heart of service and integrity that we should all strive for," said Barry Knight, President of NEXT Financial Group.

Jack's accomplishments speak for themselves. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Loyola University of New Orleans in 1963. He served in the United States Army from 1963 to 1967 where he earned the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his services, and was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain. He earned an MBA at Harvard University in 1969.

Among his many achievements he has served the Archdiocese of New Orleans as President of the Catholic Foundation, as a member of the Investment Committee and the School Board, and as a Board member of Christopher Homes. He has served for many years on Boards of Jesuit High School, Dominican High School, and Manresa Retreat House. Jack is a member and past President of Legatus, a founding member of Big Brothers of Greater New Orleans, and Chairman of the Sugar Bowl Investment Committee. Jack has received numerous awards, including Alumnus of the Year of Jesuit High School and Loyola University College of Business, the Homines Pro Aliis Award, the Pro Ecclesiae et Pontificae Award, and the St. Louis Medallion.

Jack was selected as National Chairman of the NASD Advisory Council, and was voted one of America's Top 100 Independent Advisors by Registered Rep Magazine in 2007 and 2009.

In receiving the award, Jack expressed, "Thanks to Almighty God for the gifts he has given me, allowing me to share with my fellow man. The greatest gift is my wife, Anne, who supported me all these years. I am also grateful to my children, who are a great example to me in what they do. Thanks to NEXT and those who had any part in my receiving this award. There are many NEXT reps that deserve this recognition and I appreciate that NEXT allows Dardis Couvillon to be an independent small business in this industry. I am extremely honored, and appreciate all who serve with integrity, their communities and clients."

The National Educational Conference is just one of 28 events coordinated and produced by 4WARD Marketing, Inc., the financial services marketing affiliate of NEXT, with each of these events designed to assist representatives in growing their business.

To learn more about NEXT Financial Group, Inc., please visit or contact VP of Business Development Brian Grise at 877.876.6398 ext. 4060. To learn more about Dardis Couvillon & Associates, please contact Mason Couvillon at (504) 828-3052 or Securities and investment advisory services offered through NEXT Financial Group, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Dardis Couvillon & Associates, 701 Metairie Road Suite 305, Metairie, LA 70005, is not an affiliate of NEXT Financial Group, Inc.

*Based on a poll of registered representatives conducted by Investment Advisor magazine. Broker/Dealers rated highest by their representatives are awarded "Broker/Dealer (B/D) of the Year."

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Mason Couvillon
    Dardis Couvillon & Associates
    (504) 828-3052