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FPA Announces 2010 Board Additions

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Four new members have been named to three-year terms on The Financial Planning Association’s board of directors. Edward Gjertsen II, vice president of Mack Investment Securities, Glenview, Illinois; Vern Hayden, president of Hayden Wealth Management, Westport, Connecticut; Christopher Rand, a senior financial planner at MetLife’s Financial Planning Division in San Diego; and Janet Stanzak, principal and owner of Financial Empowerment, LLC in Bloomington, Minnesota, will all assume their positions beginning January 1, 2010.

As might be expected with the addition of four new FPA board members, four board others will be departing from the board–Michael Busch, Bonnie Hughes, Mark Johannessen, and William Moran.

In other people news from FPA, it was announced that Martin Kurtz, president of The Planning Center, Inc. in Moline, Illinois, has been named as the group’s 2010 president-elect. Kurtz will assume that position as Tom Potts is elevated to the presidency, also on January 1

Rounding out the roster of 2010 positions was the announcement that Mary Bell, a member of the FPA National Capitol Area has been named 2010 FPA NexGen president-elect. Bell currently serves as a technical advisor and curriculum development advisor in the Office of Personal Finance, Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Military Community and Family Policy.