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Our leadership team has a passion for building a culture that is focused on empowering clients. At Smith Bruer Advisors, we believe that when our clients are empowered then our team is empowered.  This principle challenges us to keep learning and innovating in order to deliver a meaningful experience to those we work with.

GEORGE SMITH


Co-Chief Executive Officer/Financial Advisor
george.smith@smithbrueradvisors.com

My Quick Stats

What’s your background? I have been in the financial services industry since 2001 with extensive experience both as an advisor and a Supervisory Principal. As Supervisory Principal, I managed a large group of financial advisors as part of a bank investment program for eight years. Prior to becoming a financial advisor, I served for six years in the Orlando Regional Healthcare System in the greater Orlando area including two years as Assisted Living Facility Administrator. Additionally, I am currently a finance professor at Flagler College-Tallahassee.

What degrees do you hold? I have a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and an M.S. in Health Services Management from Webster University.

Win any awards? I have been awarded with many honors as a top producer, management leader and service leader. While the awards are great, the award I covet most is the satisfaction of helping clients achieve their personal goals and fulfilling their purpose.

What do you do for fun? I enjoy being in the outdoors, whether I’m camouflaged in the woods or cruising the pristine waters of the Florida coast. Occasionally you can find me on the golf course…or rough.

Tell us about your family: I have been married to Marci since 1995 and we have 3 beautiful children; Travis, Ethan and Lacie. The kids keep us occupied with many activities whether it be at school, Girl Scouts or helping at a fund raiser.

What charities do you support? My family and I support Young Life.


RENÉ BRUER


Co-Chief Executive Officer/Financial Advisor
rene.bruer@smithbrueradvisors.com

My Quick Stats

What’s your background? I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, but my career began in the United States Marine Corps and continued with the Executive Office of the Governor of Florida as a policy and communications advisor. As a financial planner, I have served institutional clients, families and individuals since 2007. I am currently a finance professor at Flagler College’s Tallahassee campus as well.

What degrees do you hold? I have a B.A. in Business Administration from Flagler College and an M.B.A. in Finance from California Lutheran University.

Win any awards? During my time in the Marine Corps and in the financial services industry I have been distinguished with personal awards and achievements for going above-and-beyond expectations.

What do you do for fun? My family and I attend Faith Lutheran Church in Tallahassee, Florida, and love to spend family time on Florida’s beaches.

Tell us about your family: My focus is on my faith and family. I have been married to Beth since 2000 and we are blessed with a daughter, Ella, and son, Henry.

What charities do you support? My family supports the Semper Fi Fund for disabled veterans and Wycliffe Bible Translators.


STEVEN HIRAGA


Chief Compliance Officer / Financial Advisor
steven.hiraga@smithbrueradvisors.com

My Quick Stats

What’s your background? I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and focus on wealth management, planning for retirement, insurance needs, and saving for college for individuals and families. I joined the banking industry in 2005 and gained widespread experience in financial and credit analysis. I joined the financial services industry in 2013 and since then have worked to employ an analytical and pragmatic approach to serving my clients.

What degrees do you hold? I hold a B.S. in Psychology from The Florida State University.

What do you do for fun? As a native Floridian, I have adopted Tallahassee as my home after growing up in Hollywood, FL. My wife Priya and I enjoy attending FSU football games, hiking and traveling, and I am also an avid golfer and fisherman.

What charities do you support? I am proud to serve as head golf coach for the Leon County Special Olympics and have volunteered with numerous other local non-profit organizations.

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Tallahassee, Panama City and Gainesville


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