Gerald A. Townsend

President, Townsend Asset Management Corp.

Gerald A. Townsend is President of Townsend Asset Management Corp., a Raleigh, NC Registered Investment Advisory firm providing financial, tax and investment management services.

Gerald is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner (CFP®), a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder (CFA®) and a Chartered Market Technician (CMT). He has also received the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) designations from the American Institute of CPAs.

Gerald holds an undergraduate degree from East Carolina University and a graduate degree from North Carolina State University. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association, the American Institute of CPAs, the CFA Institute and the Market Technicians Association. Prior to founding Townsend Asset Management Corp. in 1982, he worked for a large CPA firm and an investment advisory firm.

Gerald is a frequent speaker and writer and has been quoted in USA Today, Changing Times, the Wall Street Journal, Business North Carolina, and other publications. He writes a monthly column and serves as the Financial Editor of BOOM Magazine. He has been recognized by Money magazine as one of the nation`s top financial advisors.

For Further Information, Contact:
Gerald A. Townsend
Townsend Asset Management Corp.
5120 Bur Oak Circle
Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 782-9689