Frederick A. Tromans is a licensed General Securities Representative (Series 7) and an Advisory Representative of a registered investment advisor (Series 65) since 1999 after a 31-year career in corporate financial management. Fred received a S.S. in Business (Finance) from Xavier University in 1965 and an MBA from Rockhurst University in 1977 with distinction in Finance and Management.
Upon graduating from Xavier, Fred joined Aetna as a Property and Casualty Field Representative, before serving in the Army Air Defense Artillery for two years. His return to civilian life started with seven years in Procter & Gamble's Finance and Accounting department. He then spent six years in Financial Management at Butler Manufacturing Company before moving to Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer over ten years.
In 1990, Fred spent three years as the Executive Director of the Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts. Subsequently, he joined Government Employees Health Association, Inc., a multi-billion-dollar health insurer, as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Fred left GEHA in 1999 to pursue his lifelong interest in investments.
He is licensed as a General Securities Principal (Series 24), and a Uniform Registered Advisory Representative (Series 65) and a life, health and variable products insurance agent. He achieved certification as a Certified Fund Specialist (CFS) in 2001.
Fred has done postgraduate studies in Business at Southern Methodist University and the University of Cincinnati. He has attended several business strategy seminars given by Harvard and Wharton Business School faculties and has taught as an adjunct professor in the MBA programs at Rockhurst, Benedictine and St. Mary's Universities.
Fred has a passionate interest in education for the economically disadvantaged and has served on the Board of Trustees for The University of St. Mary. He recently completed two terms on the Board of Cristo Rey High School in Kansas City. He also served on the Board of Easter Seals Midwest. He is a member Financial Executives International.
Fred and his wife, Marilyn, enjoy traveling and attending the theatre. He also loves spending time with his two children, Elena and Jeff; and his two grandchildren, Marlow and Sola.