The Financial Services Institute says three new directors have been elected to its 2018 board and five directors have been tapped for leadership positions. Dean Harman, CEO of Harman Wealth Management (based near Houston), will be the second financial advisor to chair the board, when he assumes the post next year.
The three new directors will be Ed Forst, president and CEO, Lincoln Investment Planning; Chris Maryanopolis, president, Signator Investors; and Scott Spiker, chairman of the Board and CEO, First Command.
“Our membership has been blessed once again with a strong, diverse and visionary board,” said FSI President & CEO Dale Brown, in a statement. “The CEOs and financial advisors who lead our board understand the critical nature of our advocacy and how it impacts their businesses and their clients. They will not only lead FSI, but the entire industry, into a brighter future.”
The five directors elected to the 2018 Executive Committee are Harman; David Knoch, president, 1st Global; Richard Lampen, president and CEO, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services; Scott Curtis, president, Raymond James Financial Services; and John Rooney, managing principal, Commonwealth Financial Network.
“When I become chair next year, I will be the second financial advisor to do so, and it shows just how seriously FSI is in fighting for independent financial advisors,” explained Harman, currently board vice chairman, in a statement. “With so much happening in Washington and the states, FSI is more critical than ever, and it’s a great honor to lead the board in these challenging times.”