The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), a Chicago-based professional association advocating for fiduciary, fee-only financial planners and their clients, has appointed Kendall Capital President and CEO Clark Kendall to its public policy committee.

“The integrity of financial professionals is crucial to Americans’ ability to achieve their financial goals and build wealth,” Kendall said in a news release. “I’m proud to be part of NAPFA’s efforts to maintain the highest professional standards and influence policy in ways that benefit financial consumers.”

The 10-member committee formulates NAPFA’s positions on legislative and regulatory issues of importance to the financial services community it represents, and communicates them to members, the media, policymakers, and consumers.

An industry veteran with more than three decades of investment management and wealth management experience, Kendall is a former equity seat holder on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and a member of the Washington Society of Chartered Financial Analysts. 

Prior to founding Rockville, Md.-based Kendall Capital in 2005, he served as chief investment officer at Potomac Asset Management from 1999-2004. Earlier, he served as vice president, investment committee member, and portfolio manager for Pell Rudman Trust Company, an international investment firm. Kendall also served as a global private banker at the Royal Bank of Canada. 

Kendall has authored two books outlining strategies for building and enjoying wealth: "Middle-Class Millionaire," and with co-author Carol Petrov, "Middle-Class Millionaire Women." He is a commentator on financial and economic issues who has been quoted in news outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, USA Today, Fortune and CNBC. He also offers financial insights on local television news segments in Washington, D.C.

Kendall is a graduate of James Madison University, where he earned a BBA degree in finance and economics.