Walden and Pohlenz of Clayton Wealth Partners Join Boards for the Greater Kansas Area Chapter of The American Red Cross


TOPEKA AND LAWRENCE, KS—September 11, 2023—Clayton Wealth Partners (CWP) is proud to announce that two of its key personnel have joined the Greater Kansas Area Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Partner and Chief Investment Officer James Walden, CFA, has joined the Board of Directors in the Lawrence area. Wealth Advisor Zac Pohlenz, CFP®, has joined the Board of Directors for the Topeka area office.

The Greater Kansas Area Chapter of the American Red Cross serves 18 counties: Anderson, Brown, Coffey, Douglas, Franklin, Geary, Jackson, Jefferson, Linn, Lyon, Marshall, Miami, Morris, Nemaha, Osage, Pottawatomie, Riley, Shawnee, and Wabaunsee.

The organization is dedicated to preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

“The American Red Cross is an organization I’ve long admired for its exceptional service to communities in times of crisis,” Walden said. “I’m honored to be a part of the board in the Lawrence area, and I look forward to contributing to its vital mission.”

Pohlenz echoed Walden’s sentiment, stating: “Joining the American Red Cross Board in the Topeka area gives me an opportunity to engage in meaningful community service. This aligns perfectly with the Clayton Wealth Partners ethos of positively impacting the communities where we live and work.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Jim Walden and Zac Pohlenz to our Board of Directors,” said Jane Blocher, Executive Director of the Greater Kansas Area Chapter. “With their extensive expertise in wealth management, we are confident that their insights will be invaluable in guiding our organization towards a secure future. Their dedication to financial stewardship aligns perfectly with our mission, and we look forward to the contributions they will make as we navigate the path to success together.”

Walden’s and Pohlenz’s appointments illustrate Clayton Wealth Partners’ commitment to active community engagement and service. The partnership with the American Red Cross amplifies CWP’s ongoing initiatives to make a meaningful difference locally.

For more information about the Greater Kansas Area of the American Red Cross, visit https://www.redcross.org/local/kansas/about-us/locations/capital-area-kansas.html.

About Clayton Wealth Partners

Clayton Wealth Partners is one of the oldest fee-only financial planning and investment management firms in northeast Kansas. With offices in Lawrence and Topeka, it provides fiduciary advice to help individuals and families manage their wealth throughout all stages of life, as well as to institutions such as endowments, foundations, and for-profit organizations. Visit the firm’s website at claytonwealthpartners.com.

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