Dorothea Karakas, ChFC, CLU

Dorothea Karakas joined the financial services industry in 1986, currently as a Compliance Officer and Manager of Insurance and Annuity Operations at the Clayton branch of Smith Moore. She is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU). In addition, Dorothea holds the Series 7, 8, 24, 63 and 66 Securities Licenses, as well as the Life and Health Insurance License.

In utilizing her certifications and many years of experience, Dorothea helps Smith Moore’s clients work toward their financial goals on their terms. She lives her life by the golden rule: Treat other people as you would like to be treated yourself.

She graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a BS in Business Administration. In addition, Dorothea is a member of International Orthodox Christian Charities’ St. Louis Committee,  a member of the Philoptchos Ladies Society, and of the Pan Cretan Association of America.   She lives in the St. Louis area with her husband, Achilles, and their daughter, Maria.