American Express Planning Invitational
2008 Third Place Finish
Ryan Vavricka, Laura Voran, Levi Salmans, Tom Johansen (financial planning advisor)
The Fort Hays State University team of Levi Salmans, Ryan Vavricka, and Laura Voran placed third behind Wright State University and the University of Georgia in the National Collegiate Financial Planning Championship in Minneapolis in April. The competition, sponsored by Ameriprise Financial, the CFP Board of Standards, and the Financial Planning Association, is open to those universities that have CFP Board-registered undergraduate programs. Fort Hays has been in the top five in the nation every year for the past eight years. The competition has three phases: a written financial plan, an oral presentation of the plan, and a game show competition. The teams with the top eight written financial plans in the country advanced to the finals to present their plans and participate in the game show.