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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Oct. 13, 2010

Financial planner, author to give presentation Oct. 19

Ed Douglas

Ed Douglas

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Northwest Missouri State University alumnus, financial planner and author Ed Douglas will present "Making a Million with $2,000" at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Charles Johnson Theatre in the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building.

The presentation is sponsored by the Booth College of Business and Professional Studies. It is free and open to the public.

"The presentation Ed Douglas gives is directed toward younger individuals, although his message is one that no one can afford to miss," said Brent Ussary, a graduate assistant in the Booth College who is pursuing his master's of business administration. "Douglas shows great pride for this University and gives others key insights to the road of financial freedom. This event is one that Northwest Missouri State University students need to take advantage of. Whether someone is an education, pre-med or business major - we all must be competent when it comes to our money."

Douglas retired in 2006 after 32 years with Citizens Bancshares Bank, which is headquartered in Chillicothe, Mo. He spent his last 20 years as president and, later, chairman and CEO. Under his leadership, the company grew its capital and increased assets more than ten-fold to a $1 billion bank holding company with locations in 25 towns. He currently is chairman emeritus and board member of Citizens Bancshares. He is a certified financial planner and operates Ed Douglas Certified Financial Planning/Consulting.

Douglas authored "Making a Million with Only $2000: Every Young Person Can Do It," currently in its second printing, as well as "The Money Marathon: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom." Douglas published his third book, "25 Truths: Winning Wisdom for a Better Life," earlier this year.

Douglas earned his bachelor's degree from Northwest in 1974. He and his wife Marla reside in Chillicothe and have three children.

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Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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