CV - Professional Designations 



The American College of Financial Services, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Retirement Income Certified Professional

Active, and renewed for 2019

The RICP® designation equips financial advisors with the knowledge to effectively manage the transition from asset accumulation during a client’s working years to asset decumulation in retirement.



Office of the Illinois Secretary of State, Springfield, Illinois

Notary Public                                          

Active through October 2019

A notary acts as an official and unbiased witness to the identity of person who comes before him or her for a specific purpose, and helps to prevent fraud and forgery.


American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries, Arlington, Virginia

Certified Pension Consultant                                                                         

Voluntarily inactivated in 2017

The CPC® designation signifies a commitment to, and knowledge of, the pension and retirement plan industry, and the ability to convey this information to clients so that they can make well-informed decisions.


The Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, Springfield, Illinois


Active, and renewed for 2019

The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission ensures attorneys comply with Illinois’ Rules of Professional Responsibility to practice law and counsel clients within the state.


The American College of Financial Services, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Chartered Financial Consultant

Active, and renewed for 2019

The ChFC® designation signifies an understanding of basic financial planning concepts, including insurance, income taxation, retirement planning, investments and estate planning, and some more focused areas, including behavioral finance, financial planning for families with special needs dependents, small business planning, financial planning for clients in the LGBT community, and financial planning for divorce.


U.S. Department of the Treasury, Washington, District of Columbia

Enrolled Actuary

Voluntarily inactivated in 2000

An Enrolled Actuary may perform actuarial services required under ERISA or regulations thereunder.


Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Washington, District of Columbia

General Securities Representatives

Voluntarily inactivated in 1996

A General Securities Representative, by passing the Series 7 exam, possesses the knowledge needed to perform the critical functions of a general securities representative, including sales of corporate securities, municipal securities, investment company securities, variable annuities, direct participation programs, options and government securities.

Uniform Securities Agent

Voluntarily inactivated in 1996

A Uniform Securities Agent, by passing the Series 63 exam, is allowed to sell investment products, such as mutual funds, variable annuities and unit investment trusts.


New York State Department of Financial Services, Albany, New York

Life and Health Insurance Broker     

Voluntarily inactivated in 1996

A Life and Health Insurance Broker represents the insured and can place business with any company authorized in New York which will accept it.

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