Craig Schermerhorn, CFP®

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Managing Director – Investments, Financial Advisor

craig.schermerhorn@benjaminfedwards.com
Phone: 217-726-5862

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Craig Schermerhorn, CFP®, has been helping investors in Springfield, Ill. and around the globe to secure their financial futures since starting with A.G. Edwards in 1976. Prior to that, Craig served for several years as a hospital administrator for both civilian and military hospitals, leaving the United States Air Force at the rank of major.A resident of rural Cantrall, Craig lives with his wife, Gerry Schermerhorn, Ph.D., and their three children, Lauren, Chad and Alex. When not working, he enjoys his farm activities, skiing, flying and travel. He also holds a First Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.

A fixture on WICS-TV for over 25 years as a local business and economics commentator, Craig has spent many years on the board of the Memorial Medical Center Foundation (past chairman) and as treasurer of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Foundation board of directors. Craig believes in working with his clients to help develop a holistic and diversified investment approach designed to meet the needs of today, while also providing the framework to address the goals of the future.

EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS

  • University of Illinois, Urbana – Champaign, Bachelor of Science
  • Kent State University, Masters of Business Administration
  • Certified Financial PlannerTM, professional, CFP®

WHAT IS A CFP®? A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, or CFP®, certification means a financial advisor has successfully completed a rigorous training program followed by a comprehensive 6-hour exam administered in accordance with the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Board of Standards. Professionals who are awarded this accreditation demonstrate skill in analyzing situations and developing personalized long-term financial strategies. CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER in the U.S.