Elissa Buie, a founder of the Financial Planning Association and former chair, has been selected to receive the 2013 P. Kemp Fain Jr. Award, which will be given by the FPA at its national convention in October, the association announced Thursday.

Buie, CFP, was one of the people who helped create the FPA. The organization was created through the merger of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners (ICFP) and the International Association for Financial Planning (IAFP). She will be honored at FPA Experience 2013, which will run Oct. 19 - 21 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

“The award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the financial planning profession in the areas of service to society, academia, government and professional activities, and upholds FPA’s Core Values: competence, integrity, relationships and stewardship,” said the FPA in announcing the recipent.

“Buie is a consistent force in the profession,” the award announcement continued. “Buie has worked to ensure that the value of the CFP mark would continue to strengthen. Buie has also contributed regularly to the profession through her articles and presentations on topics both technical and practice-management related.”

She currently sits on the board of trustees for the Foundation for Financial Planning and is the foundation’s current chair. She is also a professor at Golden Gate University’s Ageno School of Business, where she co-instructs Cases in Financial Planning.

The FPA also announced the winners of the Heart of Financial Planning Award, which recognizes individual professionals, financial planning firms, FPA chapters and organizations that contribute to the planning community and the public through financial planning, the FPA said.

One of the winners is Elaine E. Bedel, a CFP and a member of the FPA of Greater Indiana. Bedel is the president and owner of Bedel Financial Consulting Inc. in Indianapolis. She is also a volunteer and advocate for the financial planning profession. “Her tireless efforts have contributed significantly to financial planning being recognized as a profession,” the FPA said.

Other recipients are Harold Evensky, a CFP and member of the FPA of Miami, and Deena Katz, a CFP and member of the FPA of West Texas. The pair “have dedicated themselves to the profession and to educating current and future advisors through teaching, internship coordination and writing books,” the FPA said. They are founders and owners of Evensky and Katz Wealth Management in Coral Gables, Fla., and Lubbock, Texas.

Kacy Gott, a CFP and member of the FPA of San Francisco, has also been honored with the Heart of Financial Planning Award. “Gott is a passionate volunteer and avid educator in the financial planning profession. He has been active with FPA on the local and national level through several committees, board of directors involvement and most recently with FPA’s Diversity Initiatives,” according to the FPA. Gott is a director and principal of Aspiriant in San Francisco, Calif.

Savvy Ladies, the New York City-based non-profit that has empowered more than 10,000 women to take steps toward financial freedom and to make their own choices about money, is also a recipient. Savvy Ladies is committed to educating women about the importance of financial planning in order to protect themselves against economic hardship while empowering them to build a stable future, according to the FPA.