Don Grant is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional in Wichita, Kansas.
Don has a wealth of life experiences that give him the ability to help guide a wide range of investors.
Originally from California, Don is a former US Navy Intelligence Officer. He received his commission after several years as an enlisted Photographic Intelligence Specialist, serving aboard the USS Independence (CV-62).
While at Cal State University, Don traveled to France to study French language (as a minor concentration) and eventually worked in Paris, Geneva and several other European cities to earn his keep and to hone his language skills.
Don’s primary education was broadcast media and journalism; so he worked his way up the ladder at several TV news stations across the country as a producer, photographer, business reporter and primary anchor. He, his wife Barbara and their 6-month-old daughter Abigail moved to Wichita with NBC television where Don co-anchored nightly news broadcasts and reported on local business/aviation news.
Life as a News Anchor was great, the industry was changing. Don and Barb wanted to set their roots in Wichita rather than move to another television market. After all, now they had two lil Midwestern girls; Abigail and Natalie.
Don followed a passion and began working in finance with Smith Barney in 2002. In 2006 he embarked upon an intense course of study to become a Certified Financial Planner™, and in 2007 passed the rigorous 2-day exam to achieve that goal. In 2013 he combined his financial planning practice to a well-established boutique firm; Carey, Thomas, Hoover & Breault which has become Fortis Advisors.
Barbara and Don’s two daughters enjoyed great educations from Elementary, through High School in the Andover School District. Abbie is a recent grad from the University of Kansas, and younger sister Natalie is on the pre-med track at KU.
Don is active in the community and has served and led several community boards including the Kansas Aviation Museum, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita Festivals, Students in Free Enterprise at WSU, Financial Freedom Foundation and the Wichita Wagonmasters.
A lot of Don’s ‘leisure’ time is spent working on the house and several rental properties. He has taken-on everything from minor repairs to major remodel projects. He is an avid skier, working to reach his potential in tennis, and attends regular ‘boot camps’ to keep in shape.
You can hear Don Grant’s MoneyTracker business reports every weekday morning on KNSS Radio 1330 at 6:50 am.