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Cory Davern
Executive Vice President


Cory Davern joined America’s Retirement Store in April 2012, where he holds the position of Executive Vice President.  Cory began his financial services career in 1997 with Primerica, moving to another nationally recognized firm, VALIC, in 1999 where he worked his way up to District Manager in 2005. At VALIC, he headed up the Colorado/Wyoming District headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado until April, 2012, when he joined America’s Retirement Store. Cory brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the areas of financial planning and employer-sponsored retirement plans.


His roots are deep in Midwest values, having attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth and the University of Wisconsin-Superior where he completed his Bachelor of Science degree, graduating with honors in 1996.  His studies focused on English, English Literature, Education, and Coaching.


Discipline and organizational abilities were enhanced while he served in the United States Air Force with the Minnesota Air National Guard from 1990 to 1999.  During his service, Cory was recognized for various awards including Airman of the Year for the State of Minnesota in 1996. In addition to the many community-based efforts which the Air National Guard supports in times of both crisis and peace, Cory’s service extended to several deployments supporting of the “War on Drugs” in the country of Panama.


Cory and his family are active members of Light of the World Catholic Church in Littleton, CO.  Cory has also coached youth baseball for more than 20 years and currently coaches in the Dakota Ridge Baseball Association in Littleton, Colorado.  He lives in Littleton with his wonderful wife Jessica and three terrific sons – Kyle, Reece, and Eric.


Cory also contributes to the ARS Blog with his unique insights and experience. Go here for a selection of his articles.