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Chris Means, CLU®

 (770) 551-1830

Chris Means is the owner of Pinnacle Planning, LLC. He specializes in insurance and estate planning with a focus on life, disability, and long-term care (LTC) insurance.  Chris works with individuals and small business owners to analyze their protection needs and prepare strategies to meet their objectives today and in the future.  Chris works extensively with professional athletes, coaches, and sports executives.  In addition, he also serves as an insurance resource for advisors and their clients and as a single source for all protection decisions, making sure all of these areas are coordinated and integrated.

Chris graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Arts & Sciences in 1987 and began his insurance career in 1989.  Chris furthered his professional knowledge by earning his Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) designation from the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.  Chris is licensed with multiple insurance carriers for optimum client benefit.  He is also a Registered Representative and Financial Advisor with Park Avenue Securities, LLC (PAS).  In addition, Chris is a participating member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA).

Chris has consistently proven himself to be dedicated and passionate in helping his clients with protection planning.  He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Mattingly Award, Disability Insurance Inner Circle, Guardian’s Leaders Club, Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) and a Five Star Best in Client Satisfaction award in Atlanta.  He frequently speaks at industry meetings and on financial radio shows on the topics of protection planning.

Chris lives in Atlanta with his wife, Ella, and their two sons, Hatch and Bailey.  Chris enjoys golf and volunteers as a youth football, basketball and baseball coach.  He is active in his community with several charities and is a member of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church.


Registered Representative and Financial Advisor of Park Avenue Securities and Financial Representative of Guardian.