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Ed Douglas, CFP® retired at the beginning of 2006 from Citizens Bancshares Bank, headquartered in Chillicothe, Missouri, after nearly thirty-two years with the company. After his retirement from active duty at the bank, Ed served as Chairman Emeritus and Board Member from 2006-2023. Under his leadership, the company grew its capital and increased assets over tenfold to a 1,000,000,000 dollar bank holding company with locations in twenty-five towns. Citizens recently merged with Southern Bancorp in early 2023. In 2023, for having been active in banking for 50 years, Ed was honored with recognition as a member of the Missouri Bankers Association 50 Years Club. 

Ed is the author of the book Making a Million with Only $2000: Every Young Person Can Do It, currently in its second printing, as well as The Money Marathon: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom. He regularly gives financial seminars to adults and speaks to student groups on important financial topics. In 2012, Ed republished his third book entitled, 25 Truths: Life Principles of the Happiest and Most Successful Among Us.


Ed was elected presiding commissioner of Livingston County in 2014, a position that he currently holds. Ed has been appointed by three different governors in Missouri to statewide positions, including Commissioner of the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission and President of the Northwest Missouri State University Board of Regents. After serving as a trustee of the William Jewell College Board for 12 years, he currently serves as Trustee Emeritus. Ed serves as president of the Chillicothe Education Foundation and is a member of the Cornerstone Church.


He coached the high school tennis teams for 19 seasons (boys - 16 seasons, girls - 3 seasons). He stepped down from this position in 2015 after being elected Presiding Commissioner but continues to help with both the boys and girls high school teams. 


Ed is a member of the 50 States Marathon Club, having run 17 marathons in 16 states over a span of 47 years, the last marathon in 2016. 


He and his wife Marla reside in Chillicothe; together, they have three children, Jared, Aaron, and Kaylee, as well as a daughter-in-law, Micah, and four grandchildren, granddaughter, London, and grandsons, Kobe, Malachi, and Salem.

You can reach Ed at for all questions or find him on Facebook.


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