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Michael J. Fischer, CLU, ChFC, CASL

Michael J. Fischer, CLU, ChFC, CASL

President & CEO

"The primary focus of any client-centered endeavor is listening to your client; because the goal of the client is the goal of your business."

"When we founded this business, we wanted to give it a name that would truly reflect what we were all about." Thus, Michael Fischer founded Client 1st Financial by giving it a name reflecting its founding principle of putting the client's goals first. "The first thing we did was to ask our clients for their input. What they told us was astonishing. To them, the most important thing we did was listen to them. We are proud of that." He added, "Of course, the name of our company reflects our entire approach to doing business. Our clients come first."

With over three decades experience in the financial services industry, Michael holds multiple designations including Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) and Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL.) Michael is a perennial qualifier for the Achieving Client Excellence (ACE) award from Signator Investors, Inc. He has also qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) every year since 1999 and has qualified for the prestigious Court of The Table many of those years. In 2014, Michael was named to the Signator Investors Inc. Hall of Fame. In 2012, Michael and his firm, Client 1st Financial, were named the winner of the National Practice of the Year award, which recognizes excellence in several key areas of practice management and client service. Together, these accolades serve as a testimonial to Fischer's unending desire to put the needs, wants, and wishes of his clients first. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University (1986), Michael spent a year in foreign undergraduate studies at the University of Exeter in England. He is a lifetime member of the Penn State Alumni Association.

In 2012, Michael founded the Client 1st Foundation which benefits local charities within the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. He currently serves as a member of the Board for New Bethany Ministries in Bethlehem, PA. Their mission is to help those in need who are homeless, hungry, poor, and mentally ill throughout the Lehigh Valley.

Michael is also a member of the Kutztown, PA Lions Club. He recently received the Melvin Jones Fellowship award acknowledging his dedication to the foundation's humanitarian goals. He is committed to improving the quality of life for people locally and in communities around the world.