Roger Aiken has over three decades of experience in the financial services industry. Aiken also holds the CFP® certification as a financial professional. He has written a biweekly op-ed column for The Asheville Citizen-Times, and for 10 years provided the morning business report for WLOS-TV in Asheville. He served as a member of and vice chair for the University of North Carolina Board of Governors, and currently serves on the Eblen Charities Board of Directors. Aiken previously served on the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, and on the Buncombe County Board of Education, including two terms as chairman. Aiken earned a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts degree at Appalachian State University, with majors in both marketing and management.