What You Need to Know
- Dawn Harris fills a newly created CFP Board position.
- She most recently led NASCAR's D&I efforts.
- The number of female CFPs recently increased to 20,633, which is roughly 23% of all CFPs.
Dawn Harris has been appointed as the director of Diversity & Inclusion for the Center for Financial Planning, a newly created position, according to the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.
Harris will be responsible for advancing diversity and inclusion programs and growing the number of diverse CFP professionals within the financial planning profession, the group says.
“CFP Board and the Center are committed to advancing a culture of diversity and inclusion throughout the financial planning workforce,” said CFP Board CEO Kevin Keller in a statement.
“Dawn brings experience and skills that will strengthen our D&I strategic objectives and programs that help drive a more diverse financial profession,” Keller explained.
Harris will report to Center Managing Director D.A. Abrams and will be the lead subject matter expert for the group’s yearly Diversity Summit.
She most recently served as managing director for D&I at the National Association for Stock Car Racing, where she expanded awareness, participation and support of NASCAR in diverse communities.