January 25, 2012 – Experienced regulatory and compliance counsel, Terry L. Lister has been appointed as Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. new Chair of its Public Policy Council. The Public Policy Council serves an advisory role on public policy issues affecting CFP Board, CFP® professionals and members of the public.
"Terry's leadership will advance CFP Board's policy initiatives and help us to continue to our proactive efforts to protect consumers and advance the public interest," said CFP Board&'s Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Keller, CAE.
Lister is Senior Vice President and Chief Regulatory Officer with Waddell & Reed, Inc. Previously, he served as General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs with the Financial Services Institute and as General Counsel and Director of Compliance with Cambridge Investment Research. Lister also represented clients in various Securities and Exchange Commission, self-regulatory organization (SRO), state enforcement and civil actions. He served on the CFP Board's Board of Directors from 2008 to 2011.
"Since its move to Washington D.C. just five years ago, CFP Board has made a huge impact on important policy decisions that impact consumers' lives," Lister said. "I am excited to take on this responsibility to help advance our advocacy efforts."
Lister graduated in 1970 from the University of Missouri Columbia with a B.S. in Public Administration, and he obtained his J.D. from the University of Missouri Kansas City in 1977.
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 competent and ethical 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 PLANNERTM, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) 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 64,000 individuals to use these marks in the United States.
Dan Drummond, Director of Public Relations
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