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Forrest Travis

Forrest Travis, American investment firm executive. Chartered Life Underwriter. Member Association Professional Investment Consultant (founder, board directors), Sigma Chi.

Background

  • Travis, Forrest was born on December 4, 1938 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of Otis F. and Carolyn (Parker) Travis.

  • Education

    • BMechE, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1961.

    Career

    • Engineer Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Jacksonville, Florida, 1961-1962. President Forrest Travis Company, 1962-1981. Vice president E.F. Hutton, 1981-1988.

      1st vice president Shearson-Lehman Brothers (merger with E.F. Hutton), 1988-1993. Senior vice president Smith Barney (merger with Shearson-Lehman Brothers), 1993-1994. President Institutional Asset Management, Jacksonville, since 1994, Capital Research Corporation, Jacksonville, since 1994.

      Former director consulting group Smith Barney.

    Major achievements

    • Chartered Life Underwriter.

    Politics

    People sometimes argue that involvement in political life involves getting our hands dirty, so is something Christians should avoid. But God is present in everything, including political institutions.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    The life with Christ is not only to live in the atmosphere of your local church. God made his children creative, productive, and therefore able to make the whole world a better place.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    The Bible can be puzzling but it is continually a source of inspiration and direction in lives of people.

    Membership

    Member Association Professional Investment Consultant (founder, board directors), Sigma Chi.

    Personality

    Interests

    Running, tennis, hunting, skiing.

    Connections

    • Married Carol Cole, June 25, 1960. Children: Mark, Holly, Robin.
    • father: Otis F. Travis
    • mother: Carolyn (Parker) Travis
    • spouse: Carol Cole
    • children: Mark Travis
    • Holly Travis
    • Robin Travis
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    Born December 4, 1938
    • 1961
      Georgia Institute of Technology
    • 1961 - 1962
      Engineer, Reynolds
      Jacksonville, Florida, United States
    • 1962 - 1981
      president, Forrest Travis Company
    • 1981 - 1988
      vice president, E.F. Hutton
    • 1988 - 1993
      1st vice president, Shearson-Lehman Brothers (merger with E.F. Hutton)
    • 1993 - 1994
      senior, vice president Smith Barney (merger with Shearson-Lehman Brothers)
    • 1994
      president, Institutional Asset Management
      Jacksonville, Florida, United States
    • 1994
      president, Institutional Asset Management
      Jacksonville, Florida, United States