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William Hawke

Business Development

William R. Hawke previously was a Partner with Cedar Brook Group and has transitioned after retirement to now serve as a business development consultant. As a partner, he devised and implemented comprehensive financial, retirement and estate planning strategies for affluent investors, corporate executives and closely held business owners, as well as income distribution strategies for current retirees. Prior to joining Cedar Brook Group, Mr. Hawke served as a Financial Planner with Cleveland Financial Group for 27 years.

Mr. Hawke received a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal studies from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He received a Masters in Social Work degree from the University of Michigan, School of Social Work and a Masters in Business Administration degree from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea. He earned a Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) and also The Chartered Life Underwriter designation.

Active in a variety of civic causes, Mr. Hawke previously served on the Board of Trustees for Hopewell, Inc., a therapeutic farm community for mentally ill adults, and he is very active with The Leukemia Lymphoma Society. He and his wife of 50 years, Connie, have four children and reside in Aurora, Ohio.

Leisure time activities include golf, cycling, woodworking and spending time with his children and grandchildren.