Dr. Laura Pogue Named to Fittest CEOs for 2004

Detroit, Mich., June 7, 2004 – Dr. Laura A. Pogue, Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Marketing and Financial Resources, Inc., has been named one of Southeastern Michigan’s 50 Fittest CEOs in the annual Crain’s Detroit Business contest for the second year in a row.

Dr. Pogue, an avid athlete and aviatrix, in addition to business owner and educator, enjoys a very healthy lifestyle. She credits her exercise regime as an important part of maintaining a consistently high energy level for all of her various personal and professional endeavors, which includes an extensive amount of traveling. “My exercise program is 100% mobile, just like so many of the other parts of doing business, these days. I intend to continue my exercise program while working in China this summer.”

Dr. Pogue will be traveling to China this year as part of a manufacturing trade mission where she will meet with numerous Chinese-based manufacturing companies to further commerce between STRATEGIC MARKETING AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES, INC. clients and the Chinese manufacturing community. Dr. Pogue and her team of professional business consultants at Strategic Marketing and Financial Resources, Inc. proactively lead their clients with integrity, intelligence, and innovation, focusing on corporate strategic planning for profitability.

Look for the upcoming STRATEGIC MARKETING AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES, INC. China business press release to arrive in your mailbox this summer. In the meantime, be sure to read the special “50 Fittest CEOs” section of Crain’s Detroit Business on Monday, June 7, 2004 to see Dr. Pogue’s showing in this year’s competition.