The Financial Services Institute has elected Valerie Brown and Richard Bryant to its board of directors for 2017, FSI announced Tuesday.

Brown is the executive chairman of the board at Advisor Group LLC, a network of four advisory firms.

Bryant is president of Capital Investment Brokerage in Raleigh, N.C.

In addition, the board elected Richard Lampen, president and CEO of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services, based in Miami, as chairman of the board for next year.

Dean Harman, founder and CEO of Harman Wealth Management, was elected vice chairman of the board and will serve as chairman in 2018. He will be the second financial advisor to lead the organization, which is an advocacy group for independent financial advisors and independent financial services firms.