Our Team

Kermit Griner, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®
Financial Adviser

Email: kermit@grinerisom.com

Kermit Griner is a well-known Financial Adviser specializing in retirement planning and legacy solutions. He has been serving clients in multiple states since 1979. Together with his daughter, Lauren Isom, they own Griner-Isom Financial Strategies.

Kermit holds advanced designations as a Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU); Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC); and most recently earned the Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP)® designation. Kermit strongly believes that, “You must continue to study in this ever changing business or the business will leave you behind.”

In addition to his commitment to helping people, Kermit has also served on many charitable boards, offering to others the gifts and graces he has been blessed with. Most recently, he is serving as the chair of the Strategic Planning Sub-Committee for the Georgia United Methodist Foundation and in the past has served as their Chair. He is also a Board Member of the Boy Scouts of America.

When Kermit isn’t delving into clients’ problems, both simple and complex, he spends time in his woodworking shop, or  enjoying the outdoors playing darts and corn hole while barbecuing with friends and family.


Lauren Isom, CLTC
Financial Adviser

Email: lauren@grinerisom.com

Lauren Isom is a Financial Adviser with nearly a decade of experience being a resource and trusted professional for her clients.  She graduated from Berry College with a B.S. in Finance.  Lauren began her career as an intern, studying under her father, Kermit Griner, during her summer breaks from college.  After graduation, Lauren decided to join the New York Life family and work with her father full-time.  She has since earned the Certified in Long-Term Care (CLTC) designation and is recognized as a Registered Representative with NYLIFE Securities, LLC.

Lauren serves as the President for the Columbus Regional Tennis Association (CORTA) and as Chair of the Health Insurance Committee for the Board of Pensions and Health Benefits for the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church.

When she is away from the office, you will probably find her and her husband, Bo, on the tennis courts where they enjoy playing and spending time with friends.