Walter G. Barnes, better known as Walt, has over 50 years of experience as a professional insurance and investment advisor representative. He has earned his Chartered Life Underwriter, Registered Health Underwriter, and Chartered Financial Consultant professional designations, having undergone extensive periods of study and exams. Walt strongly believes in the Chartered Life Underwriter Creed, which is the “Golden Rule” of financial advisors:
“In all my relations with clients I agree to observe the following rule of professional conduct; I shall, in the light of all circumstances surrounding my client, which I shall make every conscientious effort to ascertain and to understand, give him that service which had I been in the same circumstances, I would have applied to myself.”
Walt has served his profession as the President of the Birmingham Association of Life Underwriters and the Birmingham Association of Health Underwriters as well. He has also served as President of the Birmingham Chapter of Chartered Life Underwriters and President of the Alabama Association of Health Underwriters.
In his community, he is a lifetime deacon of Shades Crest Baptist Church and member of the Church Planned Giving Committee. He also serves as a Board member of the Birmingham Police Athletic Teams, and is on the Board of Advisors of Judson College.