Gary Mattson started in financial services for the U. S. Air Force in 1976. Gary then managed corporate financial planning until October of 1989, at which time he decided to turn his attention to personal planning. In three short years, he was the No. 1 agent at IOF Foresters, which included the United States, Canada, and England. After nine years, he went to Mass Mutual and in eighteen months ended No. 5, when Allstate lured Gary away in October 2001. At Allstate, Gary was No. 1 in Michigan, No. 3 in the region in 2002, and No. 5 in 2003. He served on President Bush’s National Advisory Board and has been featured in USA Today, Newsweek, Parade, and most recently, The Wall Street Journal.
In 2003 and 2004, Gary was named the small businessman of the year by the Business Advisory Council and received an award at a state dinner held in his honor in Washington D.C. Gary has served as a trustee and moderator of his local church and has been president and vice-president of the local Chamber of Commerce. Gary served on the National Advisory Board for President Bush’s tax reform plan in 2000 and 2001 and was a superintendent of the local 4-H program as well as an advisor to national automotive magazines. Gary was recently awarded lifetime membership with Strathmore’s Who’s Who as an outstanding financial planning professional. Strathmore also awarded Gary Financial Professional of The Year for 2009.