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Certification Updates

CFP Board Hires Dan Drummond as New Director of Public Relations

Jun 22, 2010

Washington DC, June 22, 2010 — Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. announced today that former journalist, Capitol Hill staffer and senior PR agency professional Dan Drummond has been named as its Director of Public Relations at its Washington, D.C. headquarters.

CFP Board has increased and broadened the role of public relations since relocating to Washington, D.C. Drummond will be responsible for, among other things, working with the media and educating key stakeholders, policymakers and the general public about the role of a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and sound financial planning. He will also work closely with the public policy function of CFP Board, giving special focus to policy issues affecting the organization, industry and certificants.

Drummond brings a unique set of experiences and skills, having developed and worked on high-level political, corporate and coalition campaigns, serving as a national spokesperson and providing strategic counsel to Fortune 100 companies. His media and communications skills and understanding of financial services policy make him well suited for an organization that is increasing its presence in the nation’s capital.

“In hiring Dan Drummond, we are taking public relations to another level. His background and experience will contribute greatly to using communications to help shape policy, educate the public on the importance of personal financial planning and support the CFP® certificant community,” said Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Kevin R. Keller.

Before joining CFP Board, Drummond worked in senior roles at Washington, D.C. public relations agencies including Burson-Marsteller and Powell Tate. Prior to working in the private sector, Drummond was Communications Director for Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) and a reporter, with his last assignment at The Washington Times.

About CFP Board: The mission of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. is to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for personal financial planning. The Board of Directors, in furthering CFP Board’s mission, acts on behalf of the public, CFP® certificants and other stakeholders. CFP Board owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and 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 61,000 individuals to use these marks in the United States. For more about CFP Board, visit www.CFP.net.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: A high resolution photograph of Dan Drummond is available upon request.

CONTACT:
Dan Drummond, Director of Public Relations
P: 202-379-2252
M: 202-550-4372
E: ddrummond@CFPBoard.org

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