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Friday, November 16, 2007

ICI Public Relations Vet Jumps to the CFP Board

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Chris Wloszczyna has been named director of public relations for the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. Wloszczyna previously spent 14 years as a spokesperson in the media relations department of the ICI. Earlier, he was a personal finance reporter at USA Today.


Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board), the professional regulatory body for over 56,000 professionals holding CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(TM) certification, has named Christopher T. Wloszczyna to the position of Director of Public Relations, effective November 26, 2007, and Timothy Stifel to the position of Director of Stakeholder Communications, effective immediately.

Mr. Wloszczyna comes to CFP Board from the Investment Company Institute (ICI), the national association of the mutual fund industry, where he spent nearly 14 years as a spokesperson in the media relations department. He holds a Journalism degree from St. Bonaventure University and, prior to his work with ICI, was a personal finance reporter at USA Today. In his new role, Mr. Wloszczyna will be responsible for enhancing public awareness of the benefits of financial planning and CFP(R) certification.

Mr. Stifel joined CFP Board in 1999 and has been a valued member of several departments within CFP Board. Since 2005, he has been CFP Board's Manager of External Relations and been involved with all aspects of CFP Board's external communications. He holds degrees in English from the University of Denver and Ohio University. In his new role, Mr. Stifel will have oversight for CFP Board's communications with its varied stakeholder groups.

"I look forward to working closely with Tim and Chris and the other talented communications staff at CFP Board," said Asha P. Williams, Ph.D., Managing Director of Communications and Marketing for CFP Board. "The American public has a great need for the competent and ethical financial planning services represented by CFP(R) certification. As we promote the value of financial planning and CFP(R) certification for the public, we will continue to work toward open and timely communication with CFP(R) professionals and CFP Board's other valued stakeholders."

The mission of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. is to help people benefit from competent, professional and ethical financial planning. CFP Board owns the certification marks CFP(R), CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(TM) and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements. CFP Board currently authorizes more than 56,000 individuals to use these marks in the United States. CFP(R) - Financial Planning's Highest Certification Standard 

Edited by: Erin Kello


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