Place Trade CEO Named to Kids Voting North Carolina/Wake County Board of Directors

May 04, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Sarah M. Place, President & CEO of Place Trade Financial, Inc., a full service discount brokerage firm based in Raleigh, NC, has been named to the Kids Voting North Carolina/Wake County Board of Directors. As a board member, Place will support the organization's mission, focus on critical strategic issues, assist with fiscal oversight, fundraising and community outreach. She will also serve on the Communications Committee. Kids Voting Wake County prepares children and youth for a lifetime of active civic participation through classroom lessons, community civic activities, interaction with public officials and authentic election experiences.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve on the Kids Voting North Carolina/Wake County Board of Directors,” said Place. “I look forward to joining this dedicated team in its mission to educate children and help them to develop lifetime voting habits.”

About Kids Voting North Carolina/Wake County:
Kids Voting is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to educating K-12 students regarding the voting process. Teachers incorporate lessons tailored to different ages in their curriculum, and students "register" to vote in the classroom. On Election Day, students go to official polling sites to vote on their own ballots. High school students will soon have the opportunity to cast their votes online.
Established in 1988 in Phoenix, Arizona, Kids Voting began expanding nationally in 1992. Today over 36 states use the Kids Voting curriculum in their schools. Wake County schools participated for the first time in the 1996 national election. The program is currently offered to over 155,000 students and more than 9,000 teachers in Wake County. For more information please call 919-341-2398 or visit

About Sarah M. Place:
Sarah M. Place, MBA, President & CEO of Place Trade Financial, Inc., (Member NASD, SIPC), has over seventeen years experience in the financial services industry. She is a member of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) and the Finance Roundtable. She is active in The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, the Leadership Raleigh Alumni Association and the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She serves as a member of the Capital City Club’s Trendsetter’s Board as well as being a board member for the Big Bad Ball; a benefit for the Hospice of Wake County. She is a member of the Louisa St. Clair Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), the North Carolina Roadrunners Club and has been involved in several different charities and local activities. She has presented topics including economic issues, investments and retirement planning to numerous groups over the years including the Tufts University Alumni Association and the Cary Jaycees. She is a contributing writer for several publications including the Carolina Newswire, the NC Journal for Women and NC Career Networking magazine.

About Place Trade Financial:
Place Trade Financial, Inc. (Member NASD, SIPC) is a full service, discount brokerage firm headquartered in Raleigh, NC. Place Trade appeals to clients with various investment needs, by offering a range of products and services - including stocks, options, mutual funds, extensive fixed income securities, online trading, IPO’s and no-fee IRAs. Additional services include Wealth Management, college and retirement planning, 401(k) rollovers and business retirement plans. Place Trade Financial, Inc. is a member of the Securities Industry Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and is a Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) registered firm.

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