Iraq Combat Veteran Brings Talent for Planning & Commitment to Teamwork with Clients
During times of economic strain or life-altering events, leaning on a trusted advisor who has years of experience managing the unexpected is key. SC&H Group has announced that its personal financial planning practice, SC&H Financial Advisors, has hired Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Financial Planner ™ (CFP®) Chris DeBlanc, knowing that he brings more to its Personal Financial Planning team than his 11 years of accounting and financial planning experience. DeBlanc is a seasoned professional who has made a career out of helping his clients prepare for the unexpected.
Greg Horning, a co-founder of SC&H Group and Director of SC&H Financial Advisors, says he was impressed with DeBlanc’s swift ability to transition to the team and guide clients carefully through the COVID-19 financial crisis. Horning added that he has a “career-long exemplification of SC&H Group’s core principles of teamwork, personal leadership, and client service.”
Before becoming a CPA and financial planner, DeBlanc served four years in the United States Marine Corps, where he completed two tours in Iraq, leading a platoon of 26 infantry Marines in ground combat. He also worked with the U.S. State Department in Iraq, supporting the U.S.’s diplomatic mission.
DeBlanc describes himself as a “planner,” drawing on all of his career experiences to best support those in need. Whether that be from his time developing combat missions, presenting insights and plans to educate national audiences, or plotting financial roadmaps for clients that align with their goals and objectives, he enables those he serves to “create a life full of purpose and passion.”
Adding to his robust foundation of experience, DeBlanc recently championed supporting sole proprietors and independent contractors across several industries to help them redefine and pivot their strategies as they navigated the CARES Act implications, PPP loans, and more.
DeBlanc graduated from the University of Richmond with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting and went on to earn a master’s degree in Intelligence Analysis from the American Military University. He holds several licenses and certifications including CPA, Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), Certified Financial Planner ™ (CFP®), and Series 65.
An avid supporter of personal finance education, DeBlanc volunteers with the Society of Financial Service Professionals (FSP) at their community outreach forum, providing free financial advice to underserved Washington D.C. communities. DeBlanc also works with Junior Achievement to teach middle school students personal finance concepts.
DeBlanc says his passion is “providing the most value he can” to the lives of the people he serves. As a member of the SC&H Financial Advisory team, DeBlanc says he aims to “help clients identify and set personal financial goals. Then, as life happens and circumstances change, adjust the plan to stay on course.”
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