Neil Simon, the director of the Financial Planning Association's Government Relations Department, headquartered in Washington, D.C., today announced his resignation from the post effective January 31, 2007. Simon accepted what he characterized as "an attractive offer" to become vice president of Government Relations for the Investment Advisor Association, a Washington D.C.-based advocacy organization.

   "Neil has been at FPA for a little more than three years, and has played an important role in FPA's efforts to strengthen its presence in Washington," said Duane Thompson, managing director of FPA's Washington, D.C., office. "We are sorry to see him go."