Mr. Straus has over forty years of experience in the investment industry as a registered investment advisor representative. He was previously senior portfolio manager at Johnston Lemon Asset Management as well as director of research at Johnston Lemon & Co. Incorporated. Prior to that, he held the same two positions at American Investment Managers, Inc. Mr. Straus graduated from Boston College, magna cum laude, with a degree in mathematics. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Society of Washington, D.C. Mr. Straus is originally from western North Carolina but has resided in the Bethesda Maryland area for most of his life.