Chas Emerson, CFP®, ChFC

📍Hernando, MS

Chas is a sixth generation native of Hernando, Mississippi, and attended The University of Mississippi where he earned a BBA degree.

He began his financial services career as a financial adviser with a Memphis-based firm where he was a registered representative and served as a manager. He is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation is a professional certification mark for financial planners conferred by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.

Chas formed Independent Planning Group, a Hernando based financial planning firm, in 2010. He and his wife Jennifer live in Hernando with their four children. He enjoys fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family outdoors.


  • BBA, University of Mississippi
  • Chartered Financial Consultant
  • Chartered Life Underwriter
  • Top 40 Under 40 in Mississippi, awarded by Mississippi Business Journal
  • Registered as an IAR (Investment Advisor Representative)
  • Securities Registrations: 6, 7, 24, 63, 65
  • Speaker, employee education seminars at Delta State University
  • Speaker, continuing education seminar at Mississippi State University
  • Speaker, NAIFA Memphis (National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors)
  • NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) Alumni
  • Guest Columnist for DeSoto Times Tribune
  • Certified Kingdom Advisor

Civic Involvement:

  • Member, Past President, and Paul Harris Fellow of the Hernando Rotary Club
  • Graduate of Leadership DeSoto
  • Who’s Who Most Influential Citizens of DeSoto County, awarded by Click Magazine
  • Member of DeSoto Economic Development Council
  • Member of Christ Covenant Church, PCA
  • Member of Hernando Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Board Member and Secretary of the DeSoto County Rebel Club
  • Past Board Member of the Olive Branch Family YMCA
  • Past Board Member of Apelah Foster Care