CFP Board Announces 2009 Chair of Disciplinary and Ethics Commission

The Board of Directors of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board), has announced the 2009 Chair and two new members to its Disciplinary and Ethics Commission.

The nine-member Commission conducts disciplinary hearings three times a year and is responsible for interpreting and applying CFP Board's Standards of Professional Conduct and, when necessary, imposing appropriate discipline in cases involving CFP(R) certificants.

Jack C. Harmon Sr., CFP(R) has been named Chair of the Disciplinary and Ethics Commission. Harmon, the founder of Harmon Financial Advisors in Atlanta, GA., has a long involvement in personal financial planning issues. He was founding Chair of the inter-industry group formed to establish generally accepted financial planning principles which were developed into CFP Board's Financial Planning Practice Standards. He is the founding president of the Georgia Society of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners and has been a CFP Board director and Chair of CFP Board's Board of Examiners, which became the Council on Examinations in 2007. Harmon has also been widely recognized by the media, having been named to Barron's "Top 100 Independent Advisors" list in 2007 and 2008, Research magazine's "Top Advisor Teams" list in 2007 and 2008, and Worth magazine's "Best Financial Advisors" list for six years.

Two new members named to the Commission through 2012 are Robert Fleming, Esq., President of Fleming & Curti, PLC, of Tucson, AZ., and President of the National Elder Law Foundation and Martin Siesta, CFP(R), founding principal of Compass Wealth Management, of Maplewood, NJ. Fleming is the first non-CFP(R) certificant to serve on the Commission.

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