Ed McGowan

Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits

As a senior vice president, Ed administers employee benefits and retirement plans. Before joining First Financial Trust in 2020, Ed held a similar position with Hantz Financial Services where he was a founding shareholder in the company and started their retirement plan services department in 1998.

Ed has nearly 30 years of experience in financial services and 23 years of experience in the employee benefits field.  He has served as an advisor for large institutional groups in the upper mid-west. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1987 from Grove City College in Grove City, PA.  He completed his MBA from Northwood University in Midland, MI in 2002.  Over the years, he has held numerous licenses and certifications, including Securities and Insurances licenses.

Ed and his wife Trina look forward to becoming involved in our Abilene community