The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards has named a university professor as chair of the organization's Board of Examiners.
   David M. Cordell, associate professor at Texas Tech University, will head the board responsible for ensuring the quality of the CFP certification exam and administering grants and awards.
   In addition to teaching at several colleges and universities, Cordell has been a pension specialist with Aetna Life Insurance and Annuity Company and worked as an independent financial planner and a consultant for four years.
   "David's commitment to the financial planning profession through education will be a great benefit to the CFP Board," says Barton C. Francis, chair-elect of the CFP Board of Governors. "His experience as both an independent financial planner and a full-time academic at three different CFP Board-registered programs brings an invaluable perspective to the Board of Examiners."