The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards has beefed up its lobbying power by hiring Todd Cranford, the former senior counsel on the House Financial Services Committee who advised former Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass.
Cranford, who was appointed to the CFP Board’s newly created position of director of government relations, also advised members of the House Financial Services Committee on policy and legal issues related to capital markets and securities.
“We are delighted to bring aboard someone with Todd’s legal, legislative and advocacy experience,” said Marilyn Mohrman-Gillis, Esq., CFP Board’s managing director for public policy and communications, in a statement. “His time at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as well as his years spent on Capitol Hill immersed in the legislative process make him well-positioned to advocate for greater access for all Americans to competent and ethical financial planning.”
Kevin Keller, CFP Board’s CEO, said in the same statement that “Championing CFP Board’s legislative and regulatory goals before policymakers is key to fulfilling its mission of promoting the value of professional, competent and ethical financial planning services for the benefit of the public. In his new position, Todd Cranford will undoubtedly help give CFP Board’s stakeholders an even stronger voice in Washington.”