Art received a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Physics and Education from Southeast Missouri State University and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University. He received his Ph.D. through the Department of Industrial Engineering at Texas A&M University. He holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) in the United States Air Force. Art was the founder and President of GFS & Associates, a very successful investment advisory business. He has been in the financial planning business for over 30 years.
Art and his wife, Connie (Southeast graduate, 1962), have two daughters and four grandsons. Art has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for his service to his clients and the investment community.