My Team

I take customer service very seriously. So does my staff. Together, we are committed to providing exceptional customer service to all of our clients.

If you need to schedule an appointment, make changes to your policy, submit a claim or request any other service, please let us know. We will respond promptly.

Blake E. Harrington

Blake E. Harrington, CFP®, RICP®, CLU®, ChFC®

Associate Wealth Management Advisor
Office 703-905-4468

Blake joined Harry Thomas’s team in August 2015

Blake brings a wealth of experience to the team having been with Northwestern Mutual since September 2006.  He has worked in various capacities from client service to working with Advisors to help develop their financial planning acumen and most areas in between. 

Prior to his time with Northwestern Mutual, he was a Financial Advisor with another firm.  He holds a B.A. in Economics from Virginia Tech, an Executive Certificate in Financial Planning from Georgetown University and the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTMcertification. He has also earned the Chartered Life Underwriter ® and Chartered Financial Consultant® designations.  He is Life & Health, Series 7 and Series 66 licensed. 

Blake resides in Alexandria with his wife, 2 children, and their 2 dogs.  He is a huge Virginia Tech Hokie fan and their is a healthy rivalry in the office between him and Harry Thomas, a University of Virginia graduate.

Jana Cechova

Jana Cechova, CLTC®

Associate Financial Representative
Office 703-848-4814

Jana is a 1998 graduate of the University of Pardubice in the Czech Republic.  She received her degree in Language Education and speaks Russian, German, Czech, Slovak, and English.  She joined the team in 2005 and spends her professional life servicing the needs of our individual life, disability and long term care insurance clients. 

She holds a life, accident and health license as well as Series 6 & 63 and Series 7 licenses. In 2013, she earned a CLTC designation.  Jana also volunteers for Veterans Moving Forward, an organization that trains service dogs for disabled veterans.  She is currently training Gil, a black lab puppy.


Harry L. Thomas Jr., CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, RICP®
Wealth Management Advisor

Blueprint Financial Group


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