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William Wright, CFP

William Wright, CFP is a Certified Financial Planner with Hawai'i Life. BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM O. WRIGHT, CFP® William O. Wright is the President and founder of 33 year old Guidance Financial Consultants, Inc., a former Kansas Based Registered Investment Advisor. He attended Wichita State University from 1970 to 1973 with a major in business. After helping introduce, recruit for, train brokers and thereby establish three of Wall Street’s largest investment firms in the Wichita area, serving a tenure as a Vice President for Shearson Loeb Rhodes, he incorporated GFC in 1982. There he has managed or directly overseen over $50,000,000 in client investment portfolios. He and his firm added to the financial planning software programs for Money Tree Software in the 1980s. He and his firm have repeatedly provided numerous content rich, multi-sessioned comprehensive personal financial planning training programs for the members of the Boeing Management Club, Wichita Engineering Association, IBM Management Club, KU School of Medicine at Wichita, The Kansas Corporation Commission and USD 259 since 1984. He was one of the first financial professionals in Kansas to achieve the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification in 1980, as granted from the College For Financial Planning of Denver, and has since continuously been a member in good standing with the Financial Planning Association. He has also annually presided, chaired or held various board positions with the Kansas Financial Planning Association and served as it's President Elect for 2008 and Chair for 2009. He served as the President of the Wichita, Kansas Chapter of the Society Of Financial Awareness, a 501c3, a nationwide tax exempt public service organization. Accordingly his direct experience with hundreds of case studies, years of experience as a board member of three different publicly traded companies, cumulative experience and commitment to continuing education make him an oft used speaker and interview candidate for various financial and life planning topics. He has been published or quoted in many different area and occasionally national print media publications. He has produced several educational and public service financial television programs which have been repeatedly aired on area cable, television and network TV. Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™ and federally registered CFP (with flame logo) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements. You can email me at or via phone at (888) 250-4012.

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