Michael E. Bruder joined Parsec in 2006, is a graduate of Western Carolina University, and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in social work and a Master of Arts in counseling. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM practitioner and has earned the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers. Michael’s career in the financial industry encompasses residential and commercial lending, personal and corporate trust services as well as retirement and investment services. His specialty is breaking down the complex world of trust into understandable layman concepts. He deems himself fortunate to be married to the love of his life, Paula, and to be dad to their three sons!