The Financial Planning Association (FPA) has appointed Daniel J. Barry as its managing director of government relations and public policy, the Denver-based advisor advocacy announced Tuesday, June 20, in a news release.

Barry, who will lead the organization’s strategic advocacy and legislative efforts, joined the FPA in June 2007 as director of government relations. In that post, he managed the FPA’s key legislative initiatives, including its role as part of the Financial Planning Coalition.

The Financial Planning Coalition is a collaboration of the FPA, the Certified Financial Planner Board, and the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors.

In his new position, Barry will continue to oversee the FPA’s office in Washington, D.C., which runs the group’s grassroots, ethics, policy, and lobbying activities.

“Dan has shown tremendous leadership and has tirelessly worked to solidify FPA’s role as a leading voice in policy and legislative actions impacting the financial planning profession,” said FPA Executive Director and CEO Marv Tuttle. “I am pleased to announce this well-deserved promotion and know that Dan’s expertise will serve our membership well in the future.”

Read a Weekend Interview with Dan Barry and the Investment Adviser Association’s David Tittsworth from the archives of InvestmentAdvisor.com.