Beginning in 2010 with seven ambassadors in seven regions in the U.S., the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards “Ambassador Program” has added 28 new members this year.
This brings the total number of ambassadors, who are all volunteers, to 50 in 38 regions across the country.
Ambassadors are CFP professionals who serve as representatives of the organization in their local communities. They were chosen based on their demonstrated leadership skills, passion for the financial planning profession and commitment to the CFP Board's mission to serve the public, according to the announcement.
The CFP Board "is gratified that they will be joining our existing volunteers in educating the public and the media about how CFP professionals and financial planning can help consumers achieve their financial goals," said CFP Board CEO Kevin R. Keller.
The new CFP Board ambassadors are:
• Spencer Betts, Boston.
• Douglas A. Boneparth, New York.
• J.J. Burns, Long Island, N.Y.
• Cary Carbonaro, Long Island, N.Y.
• Cheryl Costa, Boston.
• Carina Diamond, Akron, Ohio
• Jeanne Fisher, Louisville, Ky.
• Karl Frank, Denver.
• Shannah Game, Los Angeles.
• Felicia Gopaul, Orange County, Calif.
• Otto Guardado, Portland, Ore.
• Michael Guillemette, Columbia, Mo.
• Sarah Halpin, Portland, Maine.
• Kate Holmes, Las Vegas, Nev.
• Troy E. Jones, Oklahoma City, Okla.
• Brad Ledwith, Silicon Valley, Calif.
• Kevin Luss, Long Island, N.Y.
• Robert Pagliarini, Orange County, Calif.
• Steven Podnos, Cocoa Beach, Fla.
• Marty Reid, Charlotte, N.C.
• Steve Repak, Charlotte, N.C.
• Charles Bennett Sachs, Miami.
• Robert Schmansky, Detroit.
• Bill Schretter, Dayton, Ohio.
• Shashin Shah, Dallas.
• Larry Stein, Chicago.
• Scott Ward, Birmingham, Ala.
• James Watkins III, Atlanta.