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R.E "Mike" Woodard III, CFP®

R.E "Mike" Woodard III, CFP®

Financial Advisor

Mike Woodard is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional in his hometown of Minden, Louisiana, where he has provided wealth management and financial planning solutions for more than 47 years.  In June of 1975, after graduating with a Bachelor of Science from Louisiana Tech University, Mike began his career with Lincoln Financial Group.  Mike holds multiple state Life and Health licenses, as well as the following certifications and registrations: CLU (1981), ChFC (1995), CFP® (2001), Series 1, Series 7, and Series 63. His continuing education efforts and career commitment to Lincoln Financial Advisors flag directly reflect Mike’s approach to provide his clients the best planning solutions available.

Mike and his wife of 48 years, Laura, have two children, Paige and Mason (Jennifer), and four grandsons: Jake, Mann, Bowen, and Bronx.  Mike is an active member of First Baptist Church of Minden, who has participated in mission trips to Central America, and, in 2018, Mike visited the Holy Land with his younger brother, Pat.  Mike is also passionate about giving back to the community.  He focuses his time to numerous local non-profit and charitable organizations, namely The Minden Foundation, Minden St. Jude, and Project Reclaim. He has also served on the board of directors of banks operating in Northwest Louisiana.  Mike’s dedication to his faith and community mirrors his dedication to his clients.

In his spare time, Mike is an avid golfer, hunter, and LSU fan.  He enjoys spending time with his grandsons at his farm, riding four wheelers, picking blackberries, fishing, and laughing often.

Education and Certification:

  • Bachelor of Science, Louisiana Tech University
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, CFP Board
  • Chartered Financial Consultant®, The American College
  • Chartered Life Underwriter®, The American College
  • Series 1, Registered Representative, FINRA
  • Series 7, General Securities Representative, FINRA
  • Series 63, Uniform Securities Agent, FINRA

Top Skills

Wealth Management

Investment Strategies and Solutions

Leadership