Christopher Tozzo, JD, CFP®, EA has spent his entire adult life in professional financial services.
Chris was for many years a vice president of one of the world's largest investment banks, serving as a compliance officer licensed by FINRA and other regulatory bodies. In the wake of the financial crisis, he relocated to Arizona to pursue his dream of offering comprehensive professional services for the LGBT community.
Besides being a licensed Arizona attorney and licensed Arizona fiduciary, Chris currently holds the most respected credential in finance: Certified Financial Planner®. He previously earned the Chartered Financial Analyst credential, and is an Enrolled Agent admitted to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.
Chris has a B.S. with Honors in Business & Economics from Lehigh University, an M.A. in Economics from Cornell University, and a J.D. cum laude from Brooklyn Law School. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. For several years, he wrote a popular politics, LGBT and constitutional law blog. A seasoned entrepreneur, he is the owner of the Glenchrist Family of Companies, which currently includes Glenchrist Tax Consulting and Glenchrist Financial LLC as well as The Glenchrist Law Firm PLLC.
Chris is a proud member of the LGBT community. He is a former cooperating attorney with Lambda Legal and a member of the Greater Phoenix Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. He is the Treasurer of Grand Canyon Performing Arts, the oldest and largest LGBT arts non-profit in Arizona, and also serves on the Advisory Council for GCPA's new Omaggio Youth Chorus. He represented the LGBT community as a participant in the Phoenix Arts & Business Council's "Business on Board" program in 2012. He also volunteers his time as a tutor and mentor with Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development.
A graduate of the State Bar of Arizona's competitive Bar Leadership Institute, Mr. Tozzo was recently appointed to the Bar's Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
(Mr. Tozzo is available, pro bono, for media interviews, panel discussions, op-ed contributions, and workshops hosted by non-profit organizations. You may contact him regarding such opportunities at email@example.com.)
Arizona Fiduciary License Number 20677, expires May 31, 2014.