American Express Planning Invitational
2004 Fifth Place Finish
Tom Johansen (FHSU Financial Planning advisor), Brenda Zellmer (American Express Financial Advisor Representative), Jeremy Horn, Jeff Zimmer, Austin Sander, and Bill Elliott (American Express Vice President for Financial Advice)
Students Jeremy Horn, a financial planning and accounting double major from Almena; Austin Sander, a financial planning major from Cimarron; and Jeff Zimmer, a financial planning major from Beloit, represented Fort Hays State University at the American Express Planning Invitational national competition in Minneapolis in April 2004. The students spent a tremendous amount of time preparing for nationals and earned a fifth place finish in a very close competition. Fort Hays competed with 31 schools from across the nation and were one of only eight teams to be invited to the final round of competition in Minneapolis. Other schools making it to the final round were Kansas State University, Minnesota State University - Mankato, Slippery Rock University (PA), Texas Tech University, Virginia Tech University, Western Carolina University, and Wright State University (OH).