Robert Glovsky, president of Mintz Levin Financial Advisors in Boston, today was named the 2009 chair-elect of the Board of Directors of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc.

Glovsky, a current board member, will assume his duties on January 1, when current chair-elect Marilyn Capelli Dimitroff becomes chair of the board. Glovsky will succeed her in that job in 2010. In essence, the chair-elect assists the chair and provides an element of succession planning.

Glovsky holds both a law degree and the CFP certification, and has been a financial planner for more than 25 years. His firm, an affiliate of the law firm Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C., is a fee-only shop that caters to high net worth individuals and manages more than $1 billion in client assets.

In addition, Glovsky is director of Boston University's Program for Financial Planners, New England's largest CFP Board-registered program. He previously was chair of the CFP Board's Board of Examiners, which plays a role in developing the CFP exam. To date, more than 58,000 people hold the CFP designation.

In other news, CFP Board director Virginia Stanley resigned for personal reasons. Her term was to end in December 2009, and the board will elect a replacement when it meets November 13-14. Stanley was chair of the audit and finance committee, and is a principal at REDW Stanley Financial Advisors in Albuquerque, N.M.