The American College of Financial Services has named Robert R. Johnson, Ph.D., as president and chief executive officer beginning October 1. 

Johnson has held a number of senior executive positions at CFA Institute and has extensive experience with credentialing programs, ethical and professional codes of conduct, and global business expansion. 

He currently serves as professor of finance in Creighton University's Heider College of Business and on the board of RS Investment Management. 

The writer of multiple books and articles on portfolio management, asset valuation, wealth management, and monetary policy, Johnson is co-author of the books Strategic Value Investing, The Tools and Techniques of Investment Planning, and Investment Banking for Dummies.  He is also co-author of the forthcoming book Investing by Fed, which is scheduled to be published in December of 2014.