WHO IS RICH GRAWER?
Since you asked, IES would like to help you get to know Rich & his passions in life.
Here is Rich in a nutshell:
50+ years in Education: Teaching, Coaching, Administration, & Finances
~11 years working in “Financial Services” Industry
~originally obtained Series 6 and 63 license
* emphasis on the following courses to obtain licenses
- Social Security - Healthcare
- Medicare - Long Term Care
~Rich no longer retains his licenses because he does not “sell” any products; purely “educational.”
~Currently employed by IES
~His focus with IES is: Social Security, SSDI, SSI, Medicare, Medicaid
Social Security Work
~Rich is currently on Social Security with a wife who is on a “spousal” benefit.
~He has attended Social Security focused workshops.
~He has personal contacts with Social Security representatives the following Missouri areas: St. Louis, Jefferson City, Kansas City & Union.
~Rich has given over 50 workshops (educational events) to such school districts such as Lindbergh, Fox, SSD, Hazelwood & Rockwood. He has also presented to the Missouri Retired Teachers Association, Kirksville/Hannibal financial organizations & Ameren UE.
~He has compiled a notebook four inches thick of various cases & exceptions to the Social Security rules and regulations.
~Rich also works with “homeless” people trying to navigate the SSDI/SSI systems.
~Rich took many courses on Medicare, Medicaid, Long Term Care& Health Insurance while studying for his Insurance & Securities license.
~He and his wife are currently on Medicare.
~He has given over 100 Educational Events on Medicare to various school districts and professional businesses and organizations.
Family —- and other endeavors
~Married for 51 years with 6 children & 19 grandchildren
~Coached basketball at the high school and college levels
-Won 3 state championships at Desmet (at one time won 63 games in a row)
-Coached 10 years at St. Louis University
2nd all time in career longevity and career win list & Won 27 games in 1987
~He has written two books on coaching
~Won MAC Sportsman of the Year Award and & is a member of 6 Halls of Fame
~He has conducted basketball clinics in Europe, Korea, Japan & Alaska
Contact IES to schedule Rich Grawer!
~Cheryl graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in Elementary Education.
~She holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and an Education Specialist degree in Instructional Leadership.
~Cheryl taught at the elementary level for several years before moving into administration.
~She was an elementary principal for many years before retiring.
~She now works with IES and Ameritime educating teachers and support staff on the many benefits of PSRS and PEERS.
~In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and going for walks with her third child, her dog Koda.