Drew Blackston, CRC®
A native of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Drew is registered as an Investment Adviser Representative and has earned the certifications of Registered Financial Consultant®, Certified Retirement Counselor®, licensed insurance agent and notary public for the state of Florida.
Drew has worked in the financial services industry since graduating from the University of South Florida in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He began his career focusing on market research, analysis and financial strategies and gained valuable experience in asset preservation and retirement planning. After spending two years handling the day-to-day trading of client accounts for a large investment advisory firm, Drew decided to join the family business and focus on individual clients.
Drew is co-author of the book “Have You Ever Been Bitten by an Elephant? The Definitive Guide for Retiring Well,” published in 2016, and has completed the prerequisite education to become a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) through Kaplan University. He has passed the Series 65 securities exam and holds licenses in life and health insurance and variable annuities in California, Florida and Michigan. He also has been published or quoted in Forbes Magazine, U.S. News & World Report and on Kiplinger.com.
Drew is married to Valerie and has two daughters, Brooklyn and Brightyn. Away from the office, Drew enjoys spending time with his family and taking them to Disney theme parks. He also likes to volunteer with his church’s youth group, play drums at the church and watch Kentucky basketball.