Ed is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He began his career in the Financial Services and Insurance industry in 1963 and co-founded Ifft & Palmer in 1969. His entire career has been spent interacting, advising and serving individuals, professionals and businesses on their various investment, insurance, and group benefits needs. He obtained a Chartered Life Underwriters designation and a Chartered Financial Consultant designation from The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA. As President of Ifft & Palmer Associates, LLC, Ed is focusing on the future vision and growth of the company as it moves into its next generation. He currently serves on HOPE Networks Board of Directors and also as a Trustee of the Kate M. Kelley Foundation.