Alumni Hall of Fame - Douglas E. Parker III

Douglas E. Parker III, ’92
Senior Vice President, Sage Rutty & Company, Inc.
Nominated by Michael Krupnicki ’85

“I believe that the greatest gift we can offer anyone is the opportunity for education. It is the great equalizer.”

Douglas E. Parker III is a senior vice president and shareholder of Sage Rutty & Company where he leads the Parker & Burke Private Financial Practice. Doug has gone far since his graduation from Monroe Community College, earning a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Roberts Wesleyan College and a master’s degree in financial planning from the College of Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado. Doug has worked in the financial planning and investment management industry now for more than 35 years.

As industry leaders, Doug’s 12-person team delivers financial planning and retirement plan management for 250 families and over 70 businesses throughout the United States and is responsible for managing over $1.2 Billion in client assets. That level of success led to the recognition of Doug as a Top Financial Advisor by the Financial Times. Doug has served as president of the Estate Planning Council of Rochester and is active in the financial planning and retirement plan communities. 

Doug may be best known, however, for his leadership work with charities throughout the Greater Rochester community. He currently serves as a member of the board of trustees for Hope Hall School and the pension committee of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester. Among other volunteer positions, Doug has served on the board of advisors for the Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester and is a past board chair of the Catholic Family Center. Most recently, Doug has joined the board of the MCC Foundation. Somehow, along with all these responsibilities, Doug finds time to play guitar and lead the 19-piece GateSwingers Big Band.