Michael J. Fischer is the President and CEO of Client 1st Financial, which he founded in 2011. With over 35 years of investment planning experience, he has earned multiple professional designations, including Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF), and Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL). Fischer graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a degree in political science and is a lifetime member of the Penn State Alumni Association. Throughout his educational and professional career, he has garnered a passion for building reliable long-term client relationships.
Fischer is a member of Royal Alliance Associates (RAA) and regularly attains Royal Court status. This is one of the highest honors that RAA bestows on financial professionals within their national network, qualifying by ranking in the top 120 of all Royal Advisors throughout the country. He has also qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table in their most prestigious membership tier, Top of the Table. Because of Michael and his team’s work at Client 1st Financial, the firm was recognized as Signator Investors Inc National Practice of the Year in 2012, and he was named to the Signator Investors Inc. Hall of Fame.
A Lehigh Valley native, Michael grew up in Lower Macungie Township and only left to attend Pennsylvania State University. He extends his admiration for the region into his free time by volunteering with many local organizations. He has been a member of the New Bethany Ministries Board of Directors since 2017 and currently sits as board Vice President. He is also a member of United Way of Greater Lehigh Valley’s Tocqueville Society, Valley Youth House Lehigh Valley Board of Governors, and the Kutztown Lions Club. He’s a recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award from the Kutztown Lions, recognizing his dedication to the foundation’s humanitarian goals. Michael and his family currently reside in Weisenberg Township.