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Laurie Belew, CFP® Named 2014 President-Elect of FPA NexGen

DENVER – The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) and the FPA NexGen community announces Laurie Belew, CFP®, as its 2014 FPA President-Elect. Belew is a Senior Financial Adviser with FJY Financial in Reston, Va.

Belew has been an FPA member since 2004 and served on the task force for the 2007 and 2009 NexGen conferences and is co-leading the mission to bring FPA NexGen events to the FPA of the National Capital Area chapter. She earned her Masters of Science degree in Personal Financial Planning and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Texas Tech University.

“FPA NexGen looks forward to Belew’s leadership and passion as she helps to deeply engage the membership in fulfilling the mission of transferring the wisdom, tradition and integrity from the pioneers of our profession to the next generation,” said Andrew Sivertsen, CFP®, CAP®, FPA NexGen 2013 President-Elect.

The FPA NexGen community was created for members age 36 and under and is guided by the mission to foster learning and growth that contributes to the legacy of the profession. As part of these efforts, FPA NexGen works in affiliation with FPA to provide the tools and knowledge that harness the power of collaboration between new and seasoned planners. FPA NexGen members interact with each other through a variety of ways including the FPA Connect NexGen online community, FPA meetings and events, the annual FPA NexGen Gathering, local chapters and more.

“FPA is proud to support the next generation of planners through the FPA NexGen community,” said Lauren M. Schadle, CAE, FPA executive director and CEO. “The relationships young advisers build, and the diverse knowledge sharing opportunities this community offers, are instrumental in developing future leaders of the financial planning profession.”

FPA NexGen works to cultivate an environment that promotes inspiration, encouragement and support for members seeking to forge new paths in the financial planning profession. Similarly, FPA relies on the wisdom of its membership, and understands the need to engage with and learn from colleagues in the industry. Together, the leadership of both organizations is focused on collectively raising the voice of the profession. Learn more about FPA NexGen.


About the Financial Planning Association

Since 2000, the Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) has been the principal professional organization for CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP®) professionals, educators, financial services professionals and students who seek advancement in a growing, dynamic profession. More than 23,000 FPA members adhere to the highest standards of professional competence, ethical conduct and clear, complete disclosure to those they serve. Through a collaborative effort to provide members with One ConnectionTM to tools and resources for professional education, business success, advocacy and community, FPA has become an indispensable force in the advancement of today’s CFP® professional. Learn more about FPA at FPAnet.org and follow on Twitter at twitter.com/fpassociation.