Christopher J. Detmer, CFP®, CHFC®, CLU®

Managing Director, Wealth Manager

Founding Partner and Managing Director Chris Detmer reported to his very first professional day as a life insurance agent in January 1987. Fresh-faced and eager to make his mark, he arrived to find the hiring manager had departed for another company, leaving Chris without a clear path. Uncertain about what would happen next, Chris persisted by showing up day after day, studying and learning all that he could. This choice, made over 30 years ago, planted the seeds of The Washington Wealth Group.

Early in his career, Chris’ insurance clients began asking him questions about investing, saving for retirement, funding children’s education, and creating estate plans. He quickly realized the need for holistic advice and set out to earn professional designations so that he could deliver a more comprehensive experience. In 1991, he completed his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification, followed by the Chartered Financial Consultant designation in 1998 and the Chartered Life Underwriter designation in 2000. He then invited Aaron Brachman to join his practice.

Today, Chris utilizes his extensive expertise and educational credentials to help clients achieve their goals. As the lead listener and communicator on our team, he endeavors to establish trust and confidence from the very moment relationships commence. Acting in this capacity, he champions financial planning with a personal touch.

Away from the office, Chris cherishes time with his wife and two sons. He enjoys fishing, fitness activities, and playing ice hockey. Along with Aaron, he is involved in Year Up, a nonprofit giving at-risk youth aged 18 and 24 the education, mentorship, and internship opportunities to move “up” in society. Chris and Aaron were recently honored with The Urban Empowerment Award by Year Up, which is the highest honor bestowed to those outside the organization.

Raymond James is not affiliated with Year UP.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Phone (202) 930-6011