LA Runner Kershaw Running the Boston Marathon


LA Runner Kershaw Running the Boston Marathon

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Courtney Kershaw, member of the LA Wealth Advisory Group at Raymond James, age 27, started running 5 years ago and is now running her 7th race - participating in the famous Boston Marathon on April 15th.

Kershaw Running the Boston Marathon (Photo: Business Wire)
Kershaw Running the Boston Marathon (Photo: Business Wire)

Kershaw Running the Boston Marathon (Photo: Business Wire)

Lisa Detanna, team leader of the group states, "We are so very proud of our Courtney!" In addition to helping raise her extended family and working as lead administrative member of Wealth Advisory Group at Raymond James, Courtney still finds time to train and run over 35 miles a week like clockwork - with total dedication to her craft. "Courtney is truly amazing," claims Detanna "and when focused on something, always achieves great things."

Detanna has been a mentor to many young individuals, dating back to the Beverly Hills High School internship program that was accelerated during her time as Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce President. Two team members of the LA Wealth Advisory Group at Raymond James - Tim Kang and Brian Kim - started with Detanna as interns as well. Tim joined Detanna seven years ago while attending undergraduate school at UCLA and Brian Kim interned with Detanna and the LA Wealth Advisor team while at USC in 2011. Detanna believes mentoring young adults and watching them achieve great things helps her continue to grow as well. It gives her more energy, while forcing her to stay youthful and current on the newest gadgets. "I am so fortunate to be a part of my team members' worlds and help and watch them actualize their dreams as they help me," Detanna shares.

The Boston Marathon is very significant to women - as the first women runner Kathrine Switzer challenged the then all male event in 1967 where she finished the race in spite of a physical attack on her by a race official. The fact that Courtney and other women now compete in this sport and finish the race with very competitive times is wonderful.

Courtney's last race was the 2013 LA Marathon where she completed the race in the top 15th percentile for both male and female. Courtney tells Detanna, "I run to remember my dad and to never give up on living. Running gives me a chance to start with a goal and to finish it... 26.2 miles later. A chance to push beyond my comfort zone and test my limits, to enter into a world to be in my own space, in my head and in my heart. It also gives me the opportunity to inspire (I hope), support a cause, a charity, to give back to the community and bring awareness to different causes."

If you wish to contact Lisa Detanna to learn more about Raymond James, she can be contacted at 213.327.1028 or Her Raymond James office is Raymond James & Associates, Inc. member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC located at 444 South Flower Street, Suite 3870, in Los Angeles.

About Raymond James Financial, Inc.

Raymond James Financial (NYSE-RJF) is a Florida-based diversified holding company providing financial services to individuals, corporations and municipalities through its subsidiary companies. Its principal wholly owned broker/dealers, Raymond James & Associates, Raymond James Financial Services, and Raymond James Ltd., have approximately 6,500 financial advisors serving 2.4 million accounts in 2,600 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. In addition, total client assets are approximately $403 billion, of which approximately $38 billion are managed by the firm's asset management subsidiaries.

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