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Craig Wright Earns Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) Designation


Springfield, MO – January 1, 2021 – Craig Wright, MBA, Strategic Financial Concepts, Inc. has earned the Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) professional designation from The American College of Financial Services.

Candidates for the ChFC® designation must complete a minimum of eight college-level courses and 18 hours of supervised examinations. They must also fulfill stringent experience and ethics requirements and participate in continuing education to maintain professional recertification.  Since its inception in 1982, the credential has been widely regarded as a premier standard of knowledge and trust for financial planning professionals.

The ChFC® program prepares professionals to apply advanced skills to address the financial planning needs of individuals, families and small-business owners in a diverse environment. They can help clients identify and establish specific goals and then formulate, implement and monitor a comprehensive plan to pursue those goals. Those who earn a ChFC® can provide knowledgeable advice on a broad range of financial topics including financial planning, wealth accumulation and estate planning, income taxation, life and health insurance, business taxation and planning, investments, and retirement planning with a focus on the practical application of concepts learned. 

Craig is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Southwest Baptist University, where he also completed his graduate studies.  Before starting the Missouri operations for Strategic Financial Concepts, Inc. in 2009, Craig was a client of the firm.  This experience helped him appreciate the team approach to building long-term, meaningful relationships with his clients as he helps them reach beyond their financial dreams.

An active young professional and life-long Springfield resident, Craig is involved in many community affairs and is an active member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and daughter, performing as a musician, golfing, hunting, exploring places off the beaten path, and time at the lake with family and friends.  Craig has been recognized as a 2015 recipient of the 40 under 40 award from the Springfield Business Journal, along with consistently qualifying as a member of the Million Dollar Round Table, NAIFA Quality Award, and recognitions for excellence from Strategic Financial Concepts, Inc.

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About The American College of Financial Services

The American College of Financial Services was founded in 1927 and is the nation’s largest nonprofit educational institution devoted to financial services. Holding the highest level of academic accreditation, The College has educated one in five financial advisors across the United States and offers prestigious financial planning designations such as the Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP®), Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®), Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®), Wealth Management Certified Professional® (WMCP®), and education leading to the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) certification. The College’s faculty represents some of the foremost thought leaders of the financial services profession. For more information, visit


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