WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Financial Services Institute (FSI) today announced the election of two new Directors for its Board for 2014. The Board also elevated two of its Directors to new leadership positions. The FSI Board stands at 16 Directors.
The two new members of the FSI Board of Directors are:
“We are very pleased that our already strong and diverse Board is adding two more industry leaders to its roster,” said FSI President & CEO Dale Brown. “Our advocacy agenda benefits firms and advisors of all sizes and business models, and our Board of Directors continues to reflect that diversity. Our Directors volunteer their time, resources and expertise in support of our mission of advocacy for a healthier, more business friendly regulatory environment for our members and their clients to thrive.”
In addition to the new Directors, FSI also elected Valerie Brown, CEO of Cetera Financial Group, as the new Vice Chair of the Board, where she will serve a one-year term and then become Board Chair in 2015. In addition, FSI elected Adam Antoniades, President and CEO of First Allied, to serve as FSI PAC Board Chair. Both of these Board leadership positions roll up to the FSI Executive Committee and will take effect on January 1, 2014.
“We are fortunate to have such dedicated Board members serving the interests of advisors and their clients with great passion,” FSI’s Brown said. “Furthering their engagement by stepping into leadership roles is a testament to the legacy FSI has created.”
Continuing on the Board: Michael Mungenast, ProEquities (Chair); Joseph Russo (financial advisor & Immediate Past Chair); Tim Murphy, Investors Capital (Finance Chair); Derek Bruton, LPL Financial; Rick Carlson (financial advisor); Steve Chipman, Foothill Securities; Dean Harman (financial advisor); Jim Herrington (financial advisor); Richard Lampen, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services; Seth Miller, Transamerica Financial Advisors; Clive Slovin, The Strategic Financial Alliance; and David Stringer, Prospera Financial Services.
About the Financial Services Institute (FSI): FSI is an advocacy organization for independent financial services firms and independent financial advisors. Established in January 2004, we have over 100 independent financial services firm members and over 35,000 financial advisor members. Our member firms have upwards of 160,000 financial advisors affiliated with them. Our mission is to create a more responsible regulatory environment for independent broker- dealers and their affiliated independent financial advisors through effective advocacy, education and public awareness. And our strategy includes involvement in FINRA governance, constructive engagement in the regulatory process and effective influence on the legislative process. For more information, please visit financialservices.org.