DeLynn M. Zell


Managing Director / Financial Advisor / Member Owner

101 25th Street North Suite 100 Birmingham, AL 35203

With 30 years of experience, DeLynn is an influencer in the industry and was co-founder and CEO of Bridgeworth Wealth Management until it joined with Savant in 2023.

DeLynn earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting and finance from Birmingham Southern College and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. She was recognized by Forbes in 2023 and 2024 as one of the Best-in-State Women Wealth Advisors in Alabama. She was recognized by in 2018 as one of the Women Who Shape the State, and as CEO of the Year in 2020 by the Birmingham Business Journal. DeLynn was selected for the 2020 class of Leadership Alabama.

DeLynn is passionate about mentoring and helping to develop women advisors in a male-dominated field. She advocates for putting women in leadership positions where they can be role models for other women. Her efforts put her prior firm at the forefront of the industry with an above-average number of women advisors and women in leadership and with national recognition for the firm’s culture.

DeLynn provides leadership within the financial planning industry and for key organizations in Birmingham and across Alabama. She was invited to join Schwab’s 20-member national Advisory Council in 2023 and participates in executive peer groups. Locally, DeLynn serves on the board of The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham as chair of their investment committee and as a board member of Leadership Alabama. She is a long-time member of the Board of Trustees at Birmingham Southern College. DeLynn serves on the executive board and finance committee of the Boy Scouts of America, Oasis Counseling Center, and was a prior president of the Financial Planning Association of North Alabama.

A native of Headland, AL, DeLynn is married to Lee Zell, a partner with the law firm Balch & Bingham, and they have one adult son, David Michael. She enjoys spending family time at their home on Lake Eufaula and golfing.

Education &

  • Birmingham Southern College
    Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance

Affiliations &
Community Service

  • Schwab Advisory Council – member
  • The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham – board member, Investment Committee chair
  • Leadership Alabama – board member
  • Birmingham Southern College Board of Trustees – member
  • Boy Scouts of America – executive board member, Finance Committee member
  • Oasis Counseling Center – executive board member, Finance Committee member

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) owns the certification marks CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in the U.S., which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.