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Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
William Smathers
Smathers Financial Group, Inc.
8564 East CR 466,
The Villages, FL  32162
(352) 561-3060

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Leesburg

Qualifications CRD# 2185120
FirmCRD# 130349
Series 4, 7, 24, 31, 63, 65 Registered Investment Advisor

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based (Fee and Commissions), Based on Assets, Commissions, Flat Fee, Hourly


Office Location 8564 East CR 466,
Suite 205,
The Villages,
FL 
32162
Phone Number (352) 5613060

William (Will) H. Smathers graduated at Florida State University in 1966. He enlisted in the Officer's Candidate Program in the Marine Corps at Quantico, Virginia and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. While serving in Vietnam as Company Commander of A Company, First Shore Party Battalion in 1969, First Lieutenant Smathers was decorated with the Navy Commendation Medal with V for his meritorious service and actions under fire. He was given a field promotion to the rank of Captain. At wars end, he resigned his commission as a Major for a role in the private world. Mr. Smathers served on the Board of Directors for Waterman Hospital; was Lake County Coordinator for the Leukemia Society and served as master of ceremonies for two years; founded the Mount Dora Art Festival; and worked with the March of Dimes in preventing child birth defects. While at Dean Witter, Mr. Smathers received the National Sales Directors Award for finishing number one in his class; was voted Account Executive of the year in 1993; and was in the President's Club for six consecutive years.

About Smathers Financial Group, Inc.

Smathers Financial Group, Inc.(SFG) is a Independent Wealth Management Company that caters to a wide range of clients that are looking for advise on their investments and estate planning. The main office for SFG is located in The Villages in The Santa Fe Professional Building located at 8465 East CR 466, Suite 205, The Villages, FL 32162. SFG has other offices located in Tavares, Mount Dora, and Winter Park Florida.



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