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Money Q&A - Thomas Maiden

December 16, 2002

Resume: President and CEO, Thomas Maiden Financial Services Inc., Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Assistant professor, Shepherd College. Teaches insurance and financial planning.

Lieutenant junior grade and logistics officer, Naval Reserve.

Treasurer, Rotary Club of Shepherdstown.

First vice president, Berkeley County Historical Society.

Born: April 3, 1964.

Family: Wife, Kathy; children: Leigh, 9, Patrick, 7, Ryan, 3, and Benjamin, 4 months.

Education: Independence High School in Coal City, W.Va. Earned a regents bachelor's degree in general studies and a master's in business administration from West Virginia University. Is a chartered life underwriter and a certified financial planner.

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Mentor: Shepherd College music teachers Guy Frank and Jim Pantle, whom Maiden got to know when he served on the board for the Millbrook Orchestra in Shepherdstown. "Both of them had a lot of vision and organizational leadership skills."

Favorite part of your job: "Dealing with people."

Least favorite part of your job: "Paperwork."

Biggest challenge of your job: "Having enough time to get everything done."

Fantasy job: "Own a theme park."

Favorite music: "Jazz."

Favorite car: Jaguar.

Type of car you drive now: "I drive a Jimmy, a GMC Jimmy."

Last book read: "In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors" by Doug Stanton.

Last movie seen: "Die Another Day."

Favorite TV show: "JAG" and "The Sopranos."

Hobbies: Fly fishing and golf.

What was your first job? When he was 10 years old, Maiden started carrying two buckets of coal from coal houses to several homes during winter and mowed lawns during summer in southern West Virginia.

If you could meet anyone in history, who would it be? "Jesus. To ask him questions and get to know him better."

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