Kari Jo Thomann Bear began her career in the financial services industry in 2005 and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™. She is honored to have had the privilege and opportunity to work with her mentor, father and 40 year industry leader, John A. Thomann from the beginning of her career. Kari Jo is a proud alumni of William Jewell College, a lifelong member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sisterhood and a former William Jewell College cheerleader. Kari Jo has a passion for her community and has been an active board member on the Liberty Hospital Foundation (board of trustees) since 2015. In 2016, AssetMark chose Kari Jo as a recipient of their Community Inspiration Award, honoring her service to the Liberty Hospital Foundation. She is also a previous multi-year board member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (Kansas City chapter). Since 2010, Kari Jo has been a multi-year award qualifier and recipient of the Women In Insurance and Financial Services Circle of Excellence. Kari Jo was honored to receive the Best In Liberty for Financial Planning Consultants in 2018 and 2019. In addition to her dedication to her practice, clients and community, Kari Jo enjoys running and watching her Kansas City Chiefs and Royals. She is happily married to her husband Kris and enjoys spending as much time as possible with her son Brock.