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Gaffar Chowdhury, CAP®

Gaffar Chowdhury, CAP®

President and CEO

Gaffar Chowdhury has been in the financial services for the last 15 years working with high income earning individuals and closely held businesses. He spent his career sharpening and practicing his skill under three of the top financial services firms on the Fortune 250 list. Gaffar launched District Wealth Strategies with a heightened focus on client service and an intention to disrupt the traditional approach to personal and business financial strategies. His team's vision is to help clients mitigate taxes, build and protect generational wealth, and make financial conversations more approachable.

Gaffar was born in Bangladesh and has lived in the DC area for over 30 years. He is the current President Elect of the National Association of Insurance - Greater Washington DC Chapter, a board member of the Society of Financial Services Professionals - DC Chapter and a past board member/longstanding advocate of the Women's Bar Association Foundation of DC. He received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech's Pamplin College of Business Since his undergraduate studies, Gaffar has developed a passion for charitable giving and helping others make a lasting impact through philanthropic planning. In 2021, he received the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy, CAP® Designation from the American College and now actively helps clients with planned giving strategies. Gaffar also the proud recipient of GWDC NAIFA's 4 Under 40 Award.

When he is not busy being an entrepreneur and helping clients fulfil their dreams, he enjoys traveling the globe with his fiancé, Brooke and spending time with family and close friends. When he is not in the office and not traveling, you can find him at a local group boxing and fitness studio!