HOUSTON, Nov. 30, 2017 — BB&T Scott & Stringfellow announced today it is opening its first office in Houston on the 16th floor at Two Allen Center, 1200 Smith St., on Dec. 1. The office, which is being opened by industry veterans Will Kopp and Chris Cookson, will be moving to a permanent location in Three Allen Center in 2018.  

Kopp is joining BB&T Scott & Stringfellow as a senior vice president and is a partner of The Kopp Cookson Group in Houston. Previously, he was employed for nine years with UBS. Prior to joining UBS, he spent 14 years in private wealth management. Kopp attended UT-Chattanooga on a full tennis scholarship and earned his bachelor's degree in business management. He currently serves on the advisory board for the Council on Recovery.

Cookson, who has more than 20 years of experience in financial services, began his career in 1997 in Houston. He has been a branch manager and served in key regional and divisional roles. He focuses on guiding clients through the wealth management process, assisting with asset allocation and investment selection. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Maine and a doctorate in political science from the University of Houston.

“We are so excited to announce the opening of our second BB&T Scott & Stringfellow office in Texas and the first in Houston,” said Troy Schiermeyer, managing director for BB&T Scott & Stringfellow in Texas. “Will and Chris bring more than 40 years' experience in financial services to a very important and growing market for BB&T Scott & Stringfellow. They will be great additions to the team we are building at BB&T in Houston and Central Texas.”

About BB&T Scott & Stringfellow
In 1893, Frederic William Scott and Charles S. Stringfellow Jr. entered a partnership to establish a full-service retail brokerage and investment banking firm in Richmond, Va.

In 1999, we opened a new chapter in our history when Scott & Stringfellow became part of BB&T Corporation. With shared values and dedication to clients' well-being, the organizations aligned perfectly, bringing expanded and complementary capabilities to each.

In 2013, the power of that partnership became even more visible as we blended our names to become BB&T Scott & Stringfellow. The connected names reflect the scope and impact of the fully integrated, collective resources our financial advisors are able to deliver in conjunction with the resources available through BB&T.

BB&T Scott & Stringfellow has 55 offices in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Texas. Together with BB&T Capital Markets and BB&T Securities, we employ more than 1,000 associates.

About BB&T
BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with $220.3 billion in assets and market capitalization of approximately $37.0 billion, as of Sept. 30, 2017. Building on a long tradition of excellence in community banking, BB&T offers a wide range of financial services including retail and commercial banking, investments, insurance, wealth management, asset management, mortgage, corporate banking, capital markets and specialized lending. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company operates more than 2,100 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is recognized consistently for outstanding client service by Greenwich Associates for small business and middle market banking. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at

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