John began his career as an estate planning attorney. In that role, he drafted wills and trusts and developed an expertise in probate litigation. He litigated probate claims in nearly every Missouri county and was a member of the Probate Committee of the Missouri Bar.
John used his background as an estate planner to launch a career in financial services after obtaining his Certified Financial PlannerTM professional designation. Since entering the financial services field, he has held a number of roles requiring advanced technical knowledge and thought leadership.
John is also a former United States Army Officer. He served as an Army Intelligence Officer (Airborne) and still remains involved in Veterans’ causes in Missouri.
His primary role at Central Trust Company is to lead financial planning services across the company’s footprint.
Education & Certifications
- Juris Doctor, University of Missouri – Columbia Law School – Selected to the Order of Barristers
- Bachelor of Arts in History, Truman State University – Presidential Scholar
- Certified Financial PlannerTM professional (CFP®)
Interests & Activities
John and his wife enjoy traveling and have traveled to many interesting locales around the world. Their favorite trip so far was to Africa, watching the sunrise over the Sahara Desert. Closer to home, they enjoy canoeing along Missouri and Arkansas scenic waterways. John always enjoys a good Trivia Night or local Blues concert. He and his wife have taken great joy in raising their children and attending their activities.