FSI Announces 2022 Board of Directors & Executive Committee Members

January 20, 2022

The Financial Services Institute (FSI) today announced four new Directors to its Board and its 2022 Executive Committee.

The four new members of the FSI Board of Directors are:

  • Von D. Cook II, Partner, Client Centric Advisors; OSJ Branch Manager, Cambridge Investment Research (financial advisor)
  • Alex David, President & CEO, Stifel Independent Advisors
  • Emily Schlosser, Chief Operating Officer, BNY Mellon | Pershing
  • Amy Webber, President & CEO, Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.

The Board also elected five of its Directors to leadership positions.

The Directors elected to the 2022 Executive Committee are:

  • Chair of the Board: Ed Forst, President & CEO, Lincoln Investment
  • Vice Chair (Chair in 2023): J. Scott Spiker, Executive Chairman, First Command Financial Planning, Inc.
  • Immediate Past Chair: James Poer, CEO, Kestra Holdings
  • Finance Chair: Denise Barrows, Financial Advisor, Barrows Trostle Advisors, LLC (financial advisor)
  • FSI PAC Chair: Steve Horn, President, Prosperity Financial Group (financial advisor)

“Having a strong, visionary board is crucial during this time of continuous change, and we are grateful to have that in our Board of Directors,” said FSI President & CEO Dale Brown. “Each member of the board, including our four newest Directors, brings a diverse and unique perspective along with a wealth of experience in the independent financial services industry. Their leadership will guide our continued momentum in advocating for our members and the clients they serve. Ensuring Main Street investors’ access to affordable, professional financial advice and services, which is now more important than ever amid market volatility and the evolving regulatory landscape.”

“A year ago, I would’ve thought 2021 was going to be a ‘getting back to a new normal’ year,” said Forst. “I think I speak for most of us when I say it was a turning point, perhaps, but unfortunately in the wrong direction. The new variants that quickly spread throughout the country continued to keep many of us from solidifying our plans. Going forward, I like to think that most of us will be spending our time performing while transforming our businesses in an effort to successfully implement the ‘new normal’ which I am confident will continue to change in both the short and long-term. I am honored to Chair the FSI Board going into 2022, and am committed to focusing on all the issues impacting our clients, independent firms, financial advisors and our industry. I thank my fellow Directors and FSI for their confidence in my leadership and look forward to working closely with them this year.”

Continuing on the Board: In addition to those elected to leadership positions, continuing on the Board are: Christine Byrne, Back Cove Financial (financial advisor); C. Kent Christian; Mary Beth Hofmeister, Sage Financial Associates; Doug Ketterer, Atria Wealth Solutions, Inc.; Bob Oros, Hightower Advisors; Chris Perry, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.; Jodi Perry, Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.; Jamie Price, Advisor Group; John Rooney, Commonwealth Financial Network; Thomas Santucci, Gateway Investments (financial advisor); Evamarie Schoenborn, Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC; Marc Squires, Fidelity Clearing & Custody Solutions; Tim Stinson, Cetera Financial Group.

Rolling off the Board: In 2021, Jim Crowley, BNY Mellon | Pershing, resigned from the Board upon his election to the FINRA Board of Governors. Schlosser was elected by the Board to fill the vacant seat later in the year.