ENP Newswire - 14 July 2014
Release date- 11072014 - Douglas County Bank is excited to announce the addition of Barbara J. Braa, CFTA, MBA to the Trust & Investment Management team as Vice President and Trust Officer.
Mrs. Braa is a longtime Douglas County resident with more than 20 years of experience.
Mrs. Braa holds the professional designation of Certified Trust Financial Advisor (CTFA) through the Institute of Certified Bankers. She successfully completed the School of Trust and Financial Services and the Advanced Trust Administration School offered by the Schools of Banking. She earned a bachelor's degree in English and Spanish from Baker University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Kansas.
Mrs. Braa served as the President of the Trust Division Board of the Kansas Banker's Association and currently is on the board as Past President. She is a long-time board member of Kansas Advocates for Better Care (KABC) and serves on its Executive Committee, Finance Committee and is a Past President. She is also a member of the Planned Giving Advisory Committee and the Audit Committee for the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association. She is Past President of the Douglas County Estate Planning Council, a member of Lawrence Partners in Aging, a former member of Sertoma International and a long-time member of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Envoy Committee. Mrs. Braa also speaks regularly for the Skillbuilders Series sponsored by the Lawrence Public Library, Douglas County VNA and Douglas County Senior Services and has traveled the state speaking on Financial Abuse and Exploitation for KABC.
In her role with Douglas County Bank, Mrs. Braa will assist customers with trust and estate administration, investment management, safekeeping of securities and accounting and record keeping. She joins the Trust and Investment Management Team of Mike Davies, Michael Carlisle, Peggy Leslie and Jennifer Mohney.