Leadership & Staff
Everyone at CFP Board works tirelessly to uphold CFP® certification as the standard of excellence in personal financial planning. Meet the people responsible for setting the course.
Finance and Information Technology
Chief Financial Officer
Joseph V. Maugeri, CFP®
Managing Director, Corporate Relations
Kim Hayes, CFP®
Director, Corporate Relations
Manager, Firm Programs, Corporate Relations
Elizabeth M. Stewart, Esq., M.A.
Chief Operating Officer
Tom Sporkin, JD
Managing Director of Enforcement
Adam R. Zajac, JD, LL.M.
John M. Loper, CFP®, MBA
Managing Director, Professional Practice (Education, Examination, and Experience)
Ibidun Layi-Ojo, M.S., ICE-CCP, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Director, Continuing Education & Experience
Marketing & Communications
James N. Katsaounis, M.S.
Managing Director, Marketing & Communications
August Adams, M.A.
Manager, Online Communications
Director, Public Relations
Jason Gudenius, PMP
Timothy Stifel, M.A.
Director, Stakeholder Communications
Professional Standards & Legal
Leo G. Rydzewski, JD, CAE
Erin Koeppel, JD
Deputy General Counsel – Adjudication
Center For Financial Planning
D.A. Abrams, CAE
Managing Director, Center For Financial Planning
Eddy Demirovic, MBA, PMP
Director, Talent Pipeline
Director, Diversity & Inclusion
Vice President of Public Policy