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John A. Dougherty

John A. Dougherty, CPA, MBA, and

Registered Investment Advisor Representative

John has been involved with helping his clients wade through the complexities of investments, taxes, and estate planning in Florida since 1989.

As a CPA, he must comply with and be regulated by Florida's Department of Professional Regulation.  Dougherty & Associates is also a registered investment advisor firm regulated by the State's Department of Banking and Finance.  Each of these licenses brings with it testing and education requirements to ensure that clients and customers are protected. 

Born and raised in Pennsylvania, John graduated in the top 5% of his class from LaSalle University where he majored in Finance.  He completed his masters in business degree at New York University while working in New York City. 

Before coming to Florida, John was a senior financial analyst for a Fortune 500 computer company, then worked for an international consulting firm where his clients included General Electric, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, and the US Army. 

During his time in Florida, John has served as president of the Estate Planning Council of the Nature Coast and of the North Suncoast Chapter of CPAs.  Dougherty has written several articles regarding financial management, given lectures, and hosted a radio talk show on financial planning.  John has served as trustee and vice chairman on the board of directors of Pasco-Hernando State College, being appointed by the Governor of the State.

John and his family have lived in Spring Hill for more than 30 years.


Seann A. Dougherty, BS

Seann A. Dougherty, BS

Registered Investment Advisor Representative

Seann joined Dougherty Investment Advisors in February 2021. He is a Registered Investment Advisor Representative, registered with the State Office of Financial Regulation in Florida and Texas.

He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2003, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular and Microbiology. He also obtained an Associate of Science degree in Recording Arts in 2004 and received a Paralegal Certificate with Distinction from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

He returns to Hernando County after a corporate career in Los Angeles, serving as a manager in some of the largest Postproduction companies in Hollywood, such as Ascent Media, Deluxe, and Visual Data Media Services.

When he is not working at Dougherty Investment Advisors, he enjoys being active in martial arts and helping in a local church.


Nicholette HamelNicholette Hamel, Administrative Assistant, joined Dougherty & Associates, LLC in April of 2020. She has 17 years federal governmental experience working for the Department of the Navy in Kittery, Maine as well as the Veteran’s Administration in Gainesville, FL. She has a Bachelor’s degree in forensic accounting and auditing and is ready and willing to help our clients by providing dependable and prompt customer service. Nicholette is married and has family in both the states of Maine and Florida including two grown children. She enjoys dancing and fitness and has taught classes in line dancing, West Coast Swing, and Zumba. She also loves sewing, crochet and crafting. Feel free to give her a call.