G. Michael Perros is the founder of Encompass Financial Advisors. Mr. Perros has served as a financial advisor and branch manager of a leading financial services organization since 1982. His leadership has been demonstrated in a variety of significant decision-making roles over his career.
Mike is a 1981 graduate of the University of Kentucky, with a double major in agriculture and a minor in agriculture economics. Mike is a graduate of the Securities Industry Institute, a three-year program held at the Wharton School on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania and offered to only a limited number of attendees each year. Furthermore, he served on the Board of Trustees of the Securities Industry Institute from 1999 to 2006. This board appointment provided quality executive education to professionals in the securities industry. Only those individuals who exemplify the true desire to better others while fully understanding the many aspects of the industry are chosen.
Continuing education is a theme throughout Mr. Perros' career. Mike also completed a complex six-month curriculum accredited by the Estate and Wealth Strategies Institute of Michigan State University. The advanced courses covered financial planning, estate planning, risk management, and other wealth management strategies. In December 2002, he became an Accredited Investment Fiduciary™ (AIF®), a qualification offered through the Center for Fiduciary Studies at the University of Pittsburgh KATZ Graduate School of Business.
Mike has an extensive background in community and civic service. He is past president of the local Red Cross Chapter, past president of the Boyle County UK Alumni Association, past member of the National UK Alumni Association Board of Directors, past president of the Heart of Danville Main Street Program, past president of the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce, and past president of the Danville Schools Educational Foundation. Mike was instrumental in founding the Lottie Ellis Foundation, a charitable trust that benefits a variety of individuals and organizations in Boyle County, Kentucky.
Mike has continued in service to his fraternity, Delta Tau Delta. Immediately on graduation from UK in 1981, Mike worked full time as a chapter consultant. His national focus, involving visits to more than 40 chapters in a single year, led to a perspective that serves him well even today. He has served as division vice president, covering Kentucky and Tennessee, and has served on special task forces as appointed. Mike currently serves as president of the Delta Epsilon House Corporation of Delta Tau Delta where he co-chaired a successful $2.2 million campaign, leading to the renovation of that chapter house at the University of Kentucky. He was inducted into the UK Greek Hall of Fame in 2003 and the Distinguished Service Chapter of Delta Tau Delta, a body of 400 inductees from the fraternity's 150,000 members throughout its history, in 2006.
Mike is a proud father of three daughters, Haley, Michaelle, and Tess. They reside in Danville, Kentucky.
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