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<li>Licensed Accident &amp; Health Insurance Agent, Kentucky Department of Insurance. (5/05 - Present).</li>
<li>Licensed Variable Life &amp; Variable Annuities Agent, Kentucky Department of Insurance. (5/05 -Present).</li>
<li>Investment Advisor Representative, FINRA/Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions. (3/04 - Present).</li>
<li>Licensed Life Insurance Agent, Kentucky Department of Insurance. (5/03 - Present).</li>
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<p><em>"If you don't quit, you win." &nbsp;</em></p>
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Center for Financial Success Staff


Andrew Head

Andrew Head
- Director, WKU Center for Financial Success, Assistant Professor - Finance

Katie Hightchew

Katie Hightchew
- Associate Financial Coach

Emily Jackson

Emily Jackson
- Associate Financial Coach

Zach Jones, MBA

Zach Jones, MBA
- Program Coordinator and Lead Financial Coach

Chelsea Smith

Chelsea Smith
- Associate Financial Coach


 

 

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