Colin "Ben" Coombs has been named the recipient of the Financial Planning Association's 2005 P. Kemp Fain Jr. Award.
   The award, which recognizes FPA members who have made outstanding contributions to the planning profession, will be given at the FPA's annual meeting in San Diego, which will be held September 15-18.
   Coombs has more than 40 years experience in the financial services industry and was a member of the first graduating class of CFP certificants in 1973, according to the FPA. He served as chair for the Institute of Certified Financial Planners (ICFP) and served on the board of governors of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.
   "Ben is one of the founding fathers of this great profession," said FPA President James A. Barnash. "His commitment to building financial planning into the profession we have today and his desire to grow this profession into an even grander one in the future is what sets Ben apart."