The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) announced that it elected a new chairperson last week at its annual meeting in Chicago. The fee-only professional group has tapped Susan John, a certified financial planner and president of Financial Focus Inc., as its new leader.
John will take over the chairperson’s post for 2010-11 starting September 1, replacing William Baldwin, the 2009-10 chairperson.
“I am honored to have been chosen as NAPFA’s next chair,” John said in a news release. “For more than a quarter century, NAPFA members have put their clients’ interest first because they adopted a true fiduciary standard.”
The new chairperson, who is based in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, became a CFP in 1989 and joined NAPFA a year later. She currently chairs the group’s industry issues committee, which formulates positions for the organization.