As vice president of investments with the Hilltop Wealth Management of Raymond James, Adam B. Hawks assists clients with financial planning and wealth management. His expertise is evident through numerous professional designations: Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Financial Consultant, Chartered Life Underwriter and Certified in Long Term Care.
Illustrating the esteem with which his colleagues hold him, Hawks serves on the Raymond James North Central Division Advisory Board and the Retirement Income Advisory Board. He has presented at numerous conferences and recently received the Chairman’s Club award, given to the company’s top-performing advisors. As president of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors of Peoria and board member of the Estate Planning Council of Central Illinois, Hawks uses his knowledge to promote ethics and professionalism and educate members on industry best practices.
From volunteering with Tee It Up for Troops to participating in the Roosevelt Magnet School reading program to becoming a Paul Harris Society member, Hawks is heavily involved with the Rotary Club of Peoria North. He has served on its Membership and Rookies committees and currently chairs the Rotary International Foundation. He is also vice president of membership for Prairieland Toastmasters.
Hawks has previously been an ambassador for the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce and volunteer for Midwest Food Bank. He is former president of the First United Methodist Church Foundation and a graduate of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership School, and has assisted with the Hult Center for Healthy Living Lobster Boil and served on the board of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Housing Corporation.
Believing that community starts at home, Hawks is active at Crossroads Methodist Church in Washington, serving on its Finance, Foundation and Capital Campaign committees, and assisting its efforts to aid last November’s tornado victims. He also coaches Morton youth baseball, having previously coached JFL football and girls’ basketball. He and his wife, Erin, have three children, Ryan, Claire and Elle. iBi