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Chris joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2014 after serving as a public relations and government affairs consultant to multiple elected officials and nationally recognized companies. From the Halls of Congress, to the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies, Chris’ education and experiences allow him to provide investors with a unique outlook and perspective when it comes to markets and wealth management.
Whatever your personal goals may be, Chris works with investors to develop a personalized financial strategy designed to help them pursue what’s important to them. From tax minimization, investments, wealth transfer or long-term planning, Chris focuses on constructing and implementing financial strategies customized to each client and their unique objectives. His greatest satisfaction is in helping clients simplify their financial lives.
Young or Old - Rural or Urban – Married or Single – Straight or Gay. Chris is proud to advise a broad and diverse range of clients. As the spouse of a Kansas City physician, Chris also focuses on advising physician families. He knows firsthand the challenges and opportunities that face physicians and provides them with strategies designed to help achieve their personal and professional financial goals.
Chris is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and completed his Executive MBA at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC). The son of a teacher, education is important to him and he currently serves as the President of UMKC’s Alumni Governing Board and is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for UMKC’s Bloch School of Management. Chris is the Past President of UMKC’s Bloch Alumni Association.
Chris and his wife, Dr. Julie Brown (Shawnee Mission Pediatrics), live in Leawood, Kan. with their two young children.
*Merrill, its affiliates, and financial advisors do not provide legal, tax, or accounting advice. You should consult your legal and/or tax advisors before making any financial decisions.
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3Insurance and annuity products offered through Merrill Lynch Life Agency Inc.
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