President / CEO
Bud is a graduate of Kansas State University where he received his bachelor’s degree in accounting. Bud played strong safety for the Wildcats. A frequent lecturer to civic and professional groups nationwide, he has appeared as a financial commentator on television news interviews for NBC and CBS affiliates and quoted for articles in USA Today, The Dow Jones Investment Advisor, and The Wall Street Journal. Bud started his financial career for A.G. Becker, the predecessor to SEI in 1980, and started RWA in 1990.
Bud has served on the local Boy Scouts Area Council, American Red Cross, Hutchinson, KS Recreation Board, past treasurer for Grace Episcopal Church. Bud has coached and sponsored Little League baseball, Club soccer, Pee Wee football. Past Co-Chair of the Defeet Diabetes 5k and 10k race, Co-partner for the Cheyenne Mountain Sprint Triathlon Series amongst many sporting ventures.
BUD’S WORDS TO LIVE BY
Work hard/play hard and practice balance in all things. Well, except for good wine of course.
I enjoy reading science fiction ever since picking up The Hobbit series as a young teenager. Recently I have read “The Sacketts” series by Louis L’Amour and thoroughly enjoyed his writings.
Classic Rock and Roll and Country Western. Our local concert hall “The Boot Barn” has been fun going to and watching local and regional musicians across a number of genres. I can’t wait to go to the Kenny Chesney concert this coming year in Denver.
Lisa and I purchased an Airstream travel trailer last year and have had a blast taking trips to the mountains, Sedona, Jackson Hole, and Eugene Oregon to watch the Olympic trials. It is our traveling hotel. I also enjoy working in my small shop especially with wood and trying to fix the broken items around the house rather than throwing them away and buying new ones.