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Drew Tardy, CLU®, ChFC®

Regional Manager and Financial Strategist

As a financial strategist, Drew enjoys learning about the lives of the clients he serves and encouraging them to pursue their dreams with strategic planning and thoughtfulness. As regional manager, Drew leads the Charleston team by creating an environment of fun professionalism, focusing on excellence in client care and growing the team and the region. He also serves as the specialist of McKinley Carter's Financial Autonomy Specialized Practice Group.

Licensing and Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Issues and Globalization University of Tennessee
  • Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®)
  • Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®)

Accomplishments and Honors

Drew was a member of the University of Tennessee football team, playing wide receiver for the Vols in the mid-2000s. He used the lessons learned on the gridiron to pursue a career in finance. While the numbers side was interesting, Drew enjoyed the interaction with people, collaborating to work toward a common goal. This has led to a career with over a decade of experience in the financial services industry, ranging from insurance to investments. Before joining us, Drew co-founded an insurance services firm and was named 2016 Mountain State Agency Alliance Rookie of the Year.

Community Involvement

Drew is a member of the Financial Planning Advisory Committee for the University of Charleston and also mentors student-athletes at the University of Tennessee. Additionally, he and his wife Maggie are first-grade Sunday school teachers at River Ridge Church in Hurricane, WV. Until experiencing an Achilles tear, he competed with his friends in an adult soccer league. He now enjoys distance running and bike riding. When he has time, he loves to golf, travel to new places, and vacation with Maggie and their two daughters, Ava and Claire, at Kiawah Island.

Drew’s Articles
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Comparison Is the Thief of Joy

Mastering your wealth isn’t about beating someone else’s returns. It’s important to recognize that no two financial strategies are alike. Another person’s financial plan is likely (and should be) built around completely different goals and objectives, and completely different risk tolerances and acceptance of volatility. Your financial plan should focus on whether you are able to achieve your needs, wants, and wishes. Learn more.

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Which Mortgage Is Right for You?

There are so many different mortgages available to today's home buyers. Check out this list of the most common ones to determine which may be best for you.

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Any Successful Wealth Management Journey Starts Here: Risk Management

No matter where you are in your wealth management journey, Risk Management is a foundational piece that should be addressed in any well-crafted financial plan.

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