David Butts

David Butts

CMFA

 

Dave Butts was the area’s first Certified Financial Planner and has been a Managing Principal with LPL Financial, before joining Great Lakes Retirement Solutions, Inc. in 2016.

Mr. Butts is listed in the “Guide to America’s Best Financial Planners” published by the Consumers’ Research Council of America based in Washington DC.

He received his B.S. Degree from Michigan State University.  He attended the Graduate School of business at S.V.S.U. before enrolling in the College for Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado. 

Dave is also the area’s only Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor (CMFC) and has over 37 years of experience in the financial planning and retirement counseling business

Dave has been an Adjunct Faculty member at SVSU and Delta College where he instructed courses for their Certified Financial Planning program and was certified by General Motors to train its local employees in Financial Planning for Delta College. 

He has been involved in Financial Literacy since 1982 and has worked to raise the financial literacy level of thousands of local people. 

Dave believes it is important for everyone to give back to their community.  He is dedicated to his community and is currently serving as follows: 

Past Chairman of the Saginaw YMCA Board of Directors.

Director of YMCA of the USA Regional Committee on Membership Standards

Chairman of the Camp Timbers Board.

Treasurer of the Cheboygan Communities Foundation

Commodore Cheboygan Yacht Club