AUBURN — Gary R. Smith, president of New England Retirement Advisors, has earned the chartered financial consultant professional designation from The American College, Bryn Mawr, Pa.

Candidates for the designation must complete a minimum of nine courses and 18 hours of supervised examinations. They must also fulfill stringent experience and ethics requirements. The credential is widely regarded as the highest standard of knowledge and trust for financial planning professionals.

Smith, of Auburn, has worked in the financial services industry since 1993. He also holds the accredited iInvestment fiduciary designation; has his Series 6, 7, 63, 65, 24, and life and health insurance licenses, as well as his associate broker real estate license (inactive status).

He has recently been published in national media publications and Financial Advisor Magazine. He is the president of the Southern Maine Profit Partners chapter of Business Networking International in South Portland and a member of the Auburn Exchange Club.

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