Stephen R. Byars
With 25 years’ experience as a Moneywatch client, Steve joined the firm at the beginning of 2017. Prior to joining the team, Steve was the Assistant Vice President for Government Relations at the University of Kentucky for almost 13 years and has developed a passion for helping people achieve their own financial independence after experiencing first-hand how the Moneywatch team guided him and his wife, Lisa Blackadar, and their two children to greater financial success.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. After completing the coursework required to earn the Certified Financial Planner designation in 2015, Steve sat for and passed the CFP exam in 2016.
He serves on the boards of directors of both the YMCA of Central Kentucky and the God’s Pantry Food Bank as well as Commerce Lexington’s Public Policy Council. Steve and his family live in Lexington.