Ed Gjertsen II
Ed Gjertsen II is vice president of Mack Investment Securities. A certified financial planner for more than 17 years, he specializes in retirement planning, portfolio management and estate planning.
Gjertsen is the 2014 president-elect of the Financial Planning Association, where he has been a director, and will serve as president in 2015. He is among the co-founders of the FPA National Diversity Initiative and is past president and chairman of the Financial Planning Association of Illinois, the nation's largest FPA chapter. He also was a recipient of the FPA of Illinois 2008 Heart of Financial Planning Distinguished Service Award.
A resident of Winnetka, Ill., Gjertsen is a regular speaker at local and national financial planning conferences. He has appeared on local and national TV, and has been quoted and published in numerous media outlets. Ed is a financial literacy advocate and often volunteers his time to present financial planning concepts to a wide array of audiences.
Gjertsen graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics from Illinois State University, where he was recently recognized as a distinguished alumnus.
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