After enduring a turbulent childhood and dropping out of high school in his junior year, Sammy Lee Gott enlisted in the military.
He gave his country eight years of service during the Vietnam War. While in the military, he went to night school at Mountain View High School in California to get his high school diploma. Upon his discharge, he went to college on the GI Bill. Sam completed his formal education with a Master of Science in Financial Services.
Sam retired after working forty-two years helping clients reach their financial goals. During these years, Sam taught many financial classes at colleges and universities. He also conducted hundreds of seminars all over the United States on risk management, financial planning and investment strategies.
Sam has been married to his wife, Janet Kay, for forty years and has four children and six grandchildren. Being a big believer in education, Sam and his wife, Jan, have provided a debt free college education for all four of their children – their legacy to their kids. He is very proud of this fact, because before he went to college, no one in the many generations of his family ever had a college education.
After retirement, Sam felt that he had a lot to say, so he starting writing books, a cathartic endeavor, to say the least.
His first, “When Love Doesn’t Start at Home,” is his story of surviving a dysfunctional family. This book will give you a better understanding of Sam and his experiences that he feels are important, particularly for individuals that grew up in similar circumstances.
His second book, “Life is a Series of Jokes,” is a compilation of jokes intermixed with Sammy’s own life story.
CURRICULUM VITAE OF SAMMY LEE GOTT
133 Fox Home Lane
Georgetown, Texas 78633
(210) 849-7772 mobile
Experience: Counseling individuals and small businesses in financial, retirement, tax and estate planning. Building and servicing comprehensive financial programs including investments and risk management vehicles. Consulting, installing and servicing group insurance programs (Life insurance, AD&D, Health Insurance, Disability Insurance, Employee/member paid group programs)
Education: Master of Science in Financial Services (MSFS)
*Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)
*Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
*Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF)
*Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS)
*Investment Advisor Compliance Specialist (IACS)
* Life and Health Insurance General Lines Agent
* Insurance Counselor
* Property and Casualty Insurance
June 02 – July 14 Sam Gott, Certified Financial Planner
Financial planning for individuals and business owners. Implement risk management and investment vehicles, fee-based financial planning, retirement, and estate planning. Design, implement, and service employee benefit programs including qualified retirement plans, group health, life, AD&D, disability insurance and employee/member paid insurance programs. Financial services operations consultant to Credit Unions.
Jan. 99 – June 02 Harborstone Investment Services
Senior Vice President & General Manager
Managed a needs-based financial planning and investment company for Harborstone Credit Union, the third largest credit union in the state of Washington, including:
*Broker/dealer investment services
*Registered investment advisor services
*Life/health insurance agency
*Property/casualty insurance agency
*Employee benefit and retirement plans
Responsible for: goal-setting, sales, product selection, revenue, profitability, expenses, and supervision of sales and administration personnel.
Office of Supervisor Jurisdiction (OSJ) Supervisor – Experienced in Broker-dealer branch office operations and NASD compliance management, including suitability review, approving trades, accepting new accounts, security, advertising, books and records requirements.
Investment Advisor Compliance Specialist- Responsible for all functional aspects of investment advisor operations, including development, writing and updating Forms ADV, compliance manuals, supervisory policies and procedures, annual registrations and renewals on the CRD/IARD system.
1989 – Jan. 99 Sam Gott , Certified Financial Planner
Financial planning for individuals and business owners. Implemented risk management and investment vehicles, fee-based financial planning, retirement, and estate planning. Designed, implemented and serviced employee benefit programs including qualified retirement plans, group health, life, disability insurance and employee paid insurance programs.
1983 – 1989 Alexander & Alexander
Senior Vice President, Executive Planning Services
Executive Planning Services Department (an independent profit center), El Paso, TX; San Antonio, TX; Shreveport, LA; Monroe, LA and New Orleans, LA. Managed financial planning, investments, employee benefit planning, and sales/service of insurance products. Sales, implementation, and service of group insurance products/employee paid programs.
1981 – 1983 USAA Life Insurance Company
Manager, Estate Planning & Qualified Plans Department
Streamlined advanced marketing and tax-qualified retirement plans department to focus on marketing efforts, which resulted in increased profits. Designed and developed material for sales and service of group life insurance program. Trained sales and service staff.
1970 – 1981 Prudential Insurance Company
Sales Representative and Sales Manager
Sales and service of life/health and group insurance programs. Received Prudential top sales agent citation. Managed the Corpus Christi, Texas office for four years. Hired and trained sales representatives for 20% of Texas.
1968 – 1970 Earl Scheib Auto Painting
Started as assistant manager, San Antonio, Texas and advanced to regional supervisor, controlling operations of eight stores.