November 20, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Financial Services Institute (FSI) today announced the election of three new Directors for its Board for 2015. The Board also elevated two of its Directors to new leadership positions. The FSI Board stands at 16 Directors.
The three new members of the FSI Board of Directors are:
• David Knoch, President, Chief Operating Officer, 1st Global
• Joe Himelick, Managing and Founding Partner, Himelick Financial Group (financial advisor)
• Tony LaJeunesse, Founder, TL Financial Group (financial advisor)
“We are very pleased that our already strong and diverse Board is adding three 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 reflects 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 Adam Antoniades, President of Cetera Financial Group, as the Chair of the Board, where he will serve a one-year term. In addition, FSI elected Amy Webber, President of Cambridge Investment Research, to serve as Vice Chair of the Board in 2015, and Chair of the Board in 2016. Clive Slovin, President & CEO of The Strategic Financial Alliance, was elected to Finance Committee Chair. Richard Lampen, President and CEO of Ladenburg Thalmann, will remain the FSI PAC Board Chair in 2015 and Mike Mungenast, CEO and President of ProEquities, will serve as Immediate Past Chair.
Continuing on the Board: Rick Carlson (financial advisor, Carlson Advisors); Steve Chipman, Foothill Securities; Scott Curtis, Raymond James Financial Services, Dean Harman (financial advisor, Harman Wealth Management); Seth Miller, Transamerica Financial Advisors; Robert Moore, LPL Financial; Tim Murphy, Investors Capital; David Stringer, Prospera Financial Services.
Rolling off the Board: Joseph Russo (financial advisor & Immediate Past Chair); Jim Herrington (financial advisor).
“Joe and Jim have been critical in our success over the past years,” Brown said. “While we will miss their leadership and vision on the Board, we look forward to continuing to work with them in the future, continuing to build our nationwide network of grassroots champions.”
About the Financial Services Institute (FSI): The Financial Services Institute (FSI) is the only organization advocating solely on behalf of independent financial advisors and independent financial services firms. Since 2004, through advocacy, education and public awareness, FSI has successfully promoted a more responsible regulatory environment for 37,000 independent financial advisors, and 100 independent financial services firms who represent roughly 160,000 affiliated financial advisors. We effect change through involvement in FINRA governance as well as constructive engagement in the regulatory and legislative processes, working to create a healthier regulatory environment for our members so they can provide affordable, objective advice to hard-working Main Street Americans. For more information, please visit financialservices.org.