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February 16, 2010

RSU Executive-in-Residence to Discuss Federal Deficit

Jim Arens, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer at the Trust Company of Oklahoma, will discuss "The Federal Deficit Crisis and Market Update" at a luncheon on Thursday, March 11, as part of the Executive-in-Residence Program at Rogers State University.

The luncheon is $20 per person and will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the Ballroom of the Centennial Center on the RSU campus in Claremore. To purchase tickets, call (918) 343-7803.

Arens will meet with RSU business students earlier in the day as an Executive-in-Residence.

Each year, RSU invites a corporate executive to serve as Executive-in-Residence at its School of Business and Technology, meeting with RSU business students and providing lectures for the community. Past executives have included Randy Foutch, the founder of several oil and gas firms, and Keith Bailey, former president and CEO of the Williams Companies of Tulsa.

Arens is a member of the Board of Directors of the Trust Company of Oklahoma, and joined the company in 1997 after working with KPMG Peat Marwick as a manager in the strategic services consulting group. He earned a bachelor degree in finance and accounting from Southern Methodist University and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. He holds Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, serves as past president of the Oklahoma Society of Financial Analysts and is active in the CFA institute.

He currently serves as Chairman of the Gilcrease Museum National Board. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Tulsa's Friends of Finance and the University of Texas MBA Investment Fund. He has served as an adjunct finance professor at TU and as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees at First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa.

For more information on the RSU Executive-in-Residence Program, call the RSU School of Business and Technology at (918) 343-7663.