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New York, NY – September 29, 2016— ALM’s Retirement Advisor magazine announced that Jeff Bucher, president of Citizen Advisory Grouphas been named the 2016 Advisor of the Year. Referred to as the industry’s most prestigious award, the Advisor of the Year recognizes the top advisor who is successful, trustworthy, committed, ethical, community-focused, and most importantly, a super producer.

“Of course, picking from the successful and inspirational finalists we had was not easy, but Jeff’s commitment to his clients, his practice and his community is unparalleled,” says Retirement Advisor Editor-in-Chief Emily Holbrook. “He is a true leader and innovator and reprsents the Advisor of the Year in every aspect.”

In 2006, Jeff convinced his brother Kevin to quit his high school teaching position and start Citizen Advisory Group. They quickly became a full service firm handling what they call the six checkpoints of retirement (income, investments, tax planning, health care, long-term care and legacy planning). In 2015, Citizen Advisory Group earned total sales close to $32 million. The team continued to educate their clients with workshops, market events and investor education program called Investor Squared. Find out more about his journey to Advisor of the Year.

Jeff is featured on the cover of the September issue of Retirement Advisor in print and digital format. To learn more about the 2016 Advisor of the Year finalists, click here to view their profiles online.

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Retirement Advisor is the magazine for today’s dually-licensed advisor. Through peer-to-peer, user-generated content, expert editorial analysis and in-depth industry and consumer research, Retirement Advisor delivers a winning blueprint for advisors to help clients meet their retirement goals. The publication provides readers with strategic case studies and suitable sales and marketing tips that highlight a holistic approach to gaining and keeping lifelong client business. Based in Colorado, Retirement Advisor is a product of ALM. For more information, visit

Retirement Advisor magazine created and conducted the 2016 Advisor of the Year award.  Rating is based on the following qualifications: 1) minimum of five consecutive years as an advisor; 2) sold a minimum of $5 million annuity/life insurance premium in personal production in 2015; or have sold a minimum of $400,000 in LTCI premium in personal production is 2015; 3) clear a 7 year background check for civil, criminal and business violations by the National Ethics Association; 4) average client age of 60 or older; and 5) demonstrate commitment to community involvement.  No fee paid to Retirement Advisor to participate.  The rating may not be representative of any one client’s experience and not indicative of future performance.  Investment advisory services offered through Planners Alliance, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.