Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards announced Wednesday that its Board of Directors has elected G. Joseph Votava to serve as its 2015 chairman-elect.
The Board of Directors elected Votava to the chair-elect post at its July 8-11 meeting. He will begin his duties as chairman-elect on Jan. 1, when Rich Rojeck begins his term as 2015 chairman.
“Joe has already made a significant impact on the financial planning profession through his efforts to raise awareness of the profession and advocate on behalf of it,” said current Board Chairman Ray Ferrara. “He will harness his extensive leadership experience to sustain CFP Board’s mission of benefitting the public by upholding the CFP certification as the recognized standard of excellence in personal financial planning.”
Votava added in the same statement that “between the launch of the latest phrase of the Public Awareness Campaign and the Women’s Initiative (WIN) to increase the ranks of female CFP professionals, CFP Board has taken on some exciting initiatives to foster the growth and advancement of our profession. I am honored to help lead CFP Board as we continue to work to strengthen our organization and the CFP certification.”
Votava is currently CEO of Seneca Financial Advisors LLC, which has offices in Rochester, N.Y., and Washington.
From 1985 to February 2010, Votava was a partner serving corporate executives and closely held businesses at Nixon Peabody LLP. During his tenure, Votava was the founding president of the law firm’s subsidiary, Nixon Peabody Financial Advisors LLC.