Steven Harris Earns Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) Designation, Financial Planning's Highest Standard

Feb 27, 2013, 15:58 ET from MassMutual

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- STEVEN HARRIS, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, MASSMUTUAL FINANCIAL GROUP – SILICON VALLEY, has earned the Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) professional designation from The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA.


Candidates for the ChFC® Designation must complete a minimum of eight courses and 16 hours of supervised examinations. They must also fulfill stringent experience and ethics requirements. Over 50,000 individuals have been awarded the ChFC® designation since its inception in 1982.

As financial planning's highest standard, the ChFC® program prepares professionals to meet the advanced financial needs of individuals, professionals and small‐business owners. ChFCs can identify and establish specific goals and then formulate, implement and monitor a comprehensive plan to achieve those goals. Individuals who earn a ChFC® can provide expert advice on a broad range of financial topics including financial planning, wealth accumulation and estate planning, income taxation, life and health insurance, business taxation and planning, investments and retirement planning.

MassMutual Financial Group – Silicon Valley is a diversified financial planning and wealth management firm serving over 16,000 clients in the Silicon Valley and surrounding communities for over 60 years.

Steven C. Harris is a graduate of Stanford University and 30 year resident of the San Francisco Bay area. He specializes in assisting a select clientele of successful and affluent women who have experienced a life changing financial event such as retirement, death of a spouse, or divorce. He has also earned the Chartered Life Underwriter designation from the American College.

The American College is dedicated to leadership in innovative training and development that helps financial services companies and their employees succeed. As a non‐profit educational institution holding the highest level of academic accreditation, The College has served as a valued business partner to banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and others for over 82 years. The American College's faculty represents some of the financial services Industry's foremost thought leaders. For more information, visit

MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. Agency Officers are not officers of MassMutual. Steve Harris is a Registered Principal of and offers securities, investment advisory and financial planning services through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC. Supervisory address: 101 Metro Dr, #550, San Jose, CA 95110. CRN201502‐169423

Contact:  Susie Mason, 408-487-1532,

SOURCE MassMutual