Michelle Keates


Michelle Lenzmeier Keates
First Vice President / Wealth Management

Accredited Wealth Management Advisorsm  AWMA®
Chartered Retirement Planning Counselorsm  CRPC ®
Retirement Income Specialist
tel: 609.601.2508 / 800.346.1446 x 2508

Michelle L. Keates joined Janney in 2001. She and her experienced team of financial professionals provide comprehensive guidance and superior service on a wide array of investment and financial matters to individuals, families, retirees, professionals, business enterprises, nonprofits, foundations, trusts, and corporate Retirement Plans (Defined Benefit, ESOP, 401(k), and 403(b)/TSA). Michelle will evaluate your existing portfolio and deliver prudent, objective, personalized investment, and financial planning advice that will assist you in achieving your goals. She offers consolidated management solutions, fee transparency and unparalleled client commitment.

Professional Designations, Licenses, and Recognitions

  • Accredited Wealth Management Advisorsm since 2007 and attended the Janney Wealth Management Certification Program in conjunction with The Wharton School and the College for Financial Planning.
  • Chartered Retirement Planning Counselorsm since 2011 through the College for Financial Planning.
  • Retirement Income Specialist designation since 2013 from the Learning & Professional Development Department at Janney.
  • Holds Series 7 (General Securities), Series 63 (Model State Securities), Series 65 (Investment Advisor Representative), as well as Life, Accident, Health or Sickness, Variable and Long Term Care Insurance licenses.


  • JD Fordham University School of Law, NY, NY in 1985; was admitted to the New York Bar in 1986. Michelle is a licensed member of the New York Bar, but no longer practices law.
  • MA Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, NJ in 1982.
  • BA Stockton University, Pomona, NJ in 1976.

Community Activities

  • Member of Stockton University Foundation Board; serves on the Executive, Investment, Finance, Strategic Planning, Principal Gifts and Planned Giving Adhoc Committees; former Treasurer of the Board and Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee; Chair and Co-Creator of the First Annual Scholarship Gala, and Founding President of “The Friends” of the Performing Arts Center; Member of the Stockton University Society; Established the H. Paxson and Michelle L. Keates Annual Scholarship
  • Member of  the Development Council and Co-Chair of the Center for the Performing Arts Sub-Committee - St. Augustine’s Preparatory School, Richland, NJ
  • Member of the Shore Medical Center Planned Giving & Development Committee - Somers Point, NJ
  • Past Board Member of the Miss America Pageant, the United Way, The Charity League of Atlantic County and The Child Federation of Atlantic City, Inc.