Robert J. Glovsky, the 2010 chair of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standard’s board of directors, has been appointed to serve as a member of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans.

As a member of the council, Glovsky will be responsible for advising the president and the secretary of the Treasury on how to promote financial capability among young Americans and encourage building the financial capability of young people at an early stage in schools, families, communities, and the workplace and through the use of technology, according to the CFP Board.

Glovsky is the vice chair and principal of The Colony Group. Previously, he was a founder and president of Mintz Levin Financial Advisors. He is also the founder of Boston University’s financial planning program, of which he currently serves as the program’s director emeritus.

“Our young people are our future and they need to have the practical skills to act in their best interests of saving more, spending less and making smart financial decisions,” said Glovsky. “I am honored to have been appointed by President Obama to this advisory council. With this position, I look forward to using my experience as a CFP professional to further the goals of the council in ensuring young Americans have greater financial capability.”