Sondra Payne, CFP®


Sondra Payne is a financial consultant with The BlackOak Group and part of the Elite Producer Group within AXA Advisors, LLC.

Sondra received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2008 from the State University of New York at Buffalo, with a concentration in mathematics and finance. She began her career in the financial services industry with AXA Advisors, LLC and has been building a successful practice ever since.

Sondra has been awarded the Retirement Planning Specialist title from AXA Advisors, based upon successful receipt of a Certificate in Retirement Planning from Wharton and has obtained her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional (CFP®)1 designation. Additionally, she has been consistently qualified for Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), NLC, and Centurion awards.

She has made a personal commitment to concentrate her practice on non-profit organizations, women owned businesses, small business owners, individuals, and families to assist them in accomplishing a sound and successful financial future.

Sondra’s charitable involvement includes organizing “Playing for Payne” which is an annual golf tournament, played in memory of her mother-in-law. The game’s proceeds go towards an annual scholarship for a local high school senior and to support breast cancer research. She’s also an active member of the Canisius College Women’s Business Center.

Sondra, her husband Brennan, and son Camden currently reside in Hamburg, NY. They are active members of the Springville Country Club, enjoy traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Professional Recognition

  • Centurion Award

Contact Information
Office: (716) 626-2580

1. CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ are certification marks owned by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. These marks are awarded to individuals who successfully complete the CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

i.      Disclosure – The Retirement Planning Specialist title is awarded by AXA Advisors, based upon the Financial Professional’s (FP) receipt of a Certificate in Retirement Planning from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. In a collaboration between the Wharton School and AXA Advisors’ affiliate, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (NY, NY), coursework for the certificate was developed exclusively for AXA Advisors FPs, and the title may be used only by FPs who have completed the required coursework and maintain the title through ongoing continuing education requirements. To verify that an FP has earned and holds the title in good standing, contact AXA Equitable Complaints about an AXA Advisors FP should be directed to