The American College of Financial Services recently announced the winners of its annual NextGen Financial Services Professional Award.

This is the fourth year that the American College of Financial Services has honored potential next generation leaders with this recognition -- each of the honorees was nominated by a colleague in the industry in recognition for their impact on the profession.

"The 2019 award winners represent a diverse group of elite professionals that are shaping financial services. The group represents a wide range of expertise, experiences, and companies," says Ross Riskin, chair of the NextGen Advisory Task Force and Assistant Professor of Taxation and CFP program director at The American College in a comment published on the College’s blog. "It is an honor to be involved with The College's initiative to work with the next generation of financial services professionals and this accolade allows us to celebrate the recipient’s accomplishments and contributions."

In alphabetical order, the College’s five next generation professionals to watch in 2020 are:

  • Joshua Gonzalez, advisor, Modern Wealth Strategies and agent, New York Life, Vienna, Va.
  • Ray Morrill, manager at RSM Wealth Management, San Diego, Calif.
  • David Peters, founder and owner of Peters Tax Preparation & Consulting, Rock Hill, S.C.
  • Andrew Spafford, special needs planner, A Special Needs Plan, Charlotte, N.C.
  • Stephanie Tsang, partner and financial advisor, North Star Resource Group, Scottsdale, Ariz., and San Diego, Calif.