With over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry, Mark has a wealth of expertise that he devotes to leading our team and supporting clients’ financial needs and goals. He takes a comprehensive approach to financial planning, providing guidance to assist clients with an array of needs, including retirement planning and portfolio management. Personable and service-oriented by nature, Mark enjoys helping the families and individuals we serve navigate complex financial issues and implement financial strategies that are tailored to their specific needs and objectives.
Mark has attained the prestigious CFP® certification, one of the most respected financial planning credentials among consumers and the recognized standard of excellence in personal financial planning. CFP® professionals complete a rigorous and comprehensive program, which covers the financial planning process, tax planning, employee benefits and retirement planning, estate planning, investment management and insurance.
Mark began his financial services career in the marketing department at First National Bank in Hot Springs. He went on to serve as vice president and marketing director of Arkansas Bank & Trust and INTRUST Bank in Hot Springs and Wichita, respectively. He later served as a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch and Prudential, which would become Wachovia, then Wells Fargo. In 2015, Mark became managing partner of Douglass Wealth Management.
An active member of his community, Mark serves on the executive committee as assistant treasurer for the Boy Scouts of America Quivira Council. He has also been elected to serve as president of the council in 2018. Mark is an Eagle Scout and James E. West Silver Fellow.
A leader in his community, Mark also serves as treasurer on the executive board for the Pando Initiative; as chairman of the Wichita Chapter of the American Institute of Wine & Food; as a board member for the Kansas Council for Economic Education; as a member and Paul Harris Fellow for the Rotary Club of Wichita; and as ambassador for Air Capital Classic Charities.
In his spare time, Mark volunteers as a reader with the Rotary Club of Wichita’s Reading is Fundamental program. He is an avid angler and enjoys traveling, boating and spending time with his wife, Susan, and their children and grandchildren. Originally from Hot Springs, Arkansas, Mark and Susan live in Wichita.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.