Financial Management Association
FMA meets from 4 to 5 in GH 342 usually on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month - check this site or join the Finance listserv for updates on meeting dates.
The next FMA meeting is October 14 (that is a Monday rather than Tuesday so make a note in your calendar. The meeting will be at 4 in GH 342.
Kyle Smith, Cushman and Wakefield (Louisville), will talk about the importance of data management and how to make effective financial data presentations.
Thank you, Dr. Kay Meggers for sharing insights to being a good business leader at the September 24 meeting!
READ, READ, READ!!!
Learn about Field trips in the Spring!
Congratultions to this year's officers -
President, Connor Roberts
Vice-President, Dhruvin Patel
Secretary, Logan Snyder
The 17th annual FMA Investment Challenge runs from September 30 through November 8 this year.
To learn about prizes click here.
Jacob Tucker had the best performance in week 1 with a 7.37% return for the week. Jacob wins at least $25 for winning the week. If he continues with this outstanding performance for the length of the game, Jacob could be one of the top 3 achievers and earn $150 for first place, $100 for second place, or $50 for third place*.
Good luck to everyone! Don't forget that weekly winners depend on having the best performance in a single week (not necessarily the person at the top of the standings) so even if you didn't do well this week, keep trying. You just might have the best weekly performance.
Are you interested in attending a conference in the spring? There are two conferences for Business Finance students supported by the Finance Department. Both conferences offer opportunities to network with fellow students from around the country and the world as well as learn more about the profession.
FMA Leadership Conference, March 5 and 6 in New York City
Travel to NYC on Wednesday, March 4 and return late March 7
Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education (GAME) forum in New York City from
Travel to NYC on March 25 and return March 29
There are some relatively small out-of-pocket expenses for students. See Dr. Snavely (GH 328) or Dr. Brown (GH 331) for more information. Registration opens in December for the FMA conference and in January for the GAME conference. The department will sponsor up to 9 students total so act quickly in expressing interest for attending these conferences.
If you are interested in emails sent from the Finance Department, send an email to the following address to be added to the listserv.
FMA Offers Two Types of Membership - Local and National
Check the Join FMA at WKU Page for Details
Mike Parrett, ESOP specialist and former CFO
Ryan Meredith, Vice President, Asset Management at Ryman Hospitality Properties, Nashville, Tennessee
Crystal Martin, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Monica Duvall, Internship Coordinator for GFCB
Fruit of the Loom
Charlotte Martin, Director of Recruitment for Northwestern Mutual in Franklin, TN
Julie Sanders, the Vanguard Group
Zach Wedding, Gant Hill & Associates, Louisville
Kaitlin Murray, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Arul Selvan, WKU alumnus and first student to pass the first level CFA exam as a senior
Kyle Smith, Cushman and Wakefield
Zac Ritchey, Wells Fargo Private Bank
Dr. Johnny Chan, PhD, CFA
Joanie Evans, State Farm
Stacey Gish how to deliver a polished, professional presentation
Megan Ladd, Certification Coordinator, Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) for discussion corporate finance certification alternatives