CFP Board Discloses Bankruptcies by CFP® Professionals

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CFP Board Discloses Bankruptcies by CFP® Professionals

Nov 19, 2013

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. announces today the names of CFP® professionals who have declared bankruptcy within the last five years and, under rules that took effect July 1, 2012, are not subject to disciplinary procedures but will have their bankruptcy disclosed.

CFP Board does not investigate, and the Disciplinary and Ethics Commission does not adjudicate, bankruptcy-only cases. Rather, CFP Board verifies the bankruptcy and notes the bankruptcy filing on the CFP® professional’s public profile, which is available through the search functions on CFP Board’s website. CFP Board will also share with consumers and other stakeholders who contact CFP Board regarding a CFP® professional’s certification status the information in the CFP® professional’s public profile, including identifying whether the CFP® professional has filed bankruptcy. All disclosures regarding a bankruptcy filed by a CFP® professional will remain on CFP Board’s website for 10 years from the earlier of the date the CFP® professional disclosed the bankruptcy to CFP Board or the date CFP Board became aware of the bankruptcy.

The public may review an individual’s bankruptcy information and certification status with CFP Board at For more detail regarding a CFP® professional’s bankruptcy filing, please visit the U.S. Court’s Public Access to Court Electronic Records (“PACER”) website, which can be found at Please note that you will be required to register and pay a nominal fee to view the information.

This disclosure of these names is made pursuant to CFP Board’s rules regarding single-bankruptcy cases and covers the second and third quarters of 2013. The release of the information below does not constitute discipline of these individuals and is provided only for purpose of providing consumers with adequate information to make an informed decision with regard to engaging a CFP® professional to assist with financial decisions. 

 Name Location State Bankruptcy Type  Filing Date 
Ms. Beverly Bailey                      Albuquerque NM Personal December 19, 2012
Mr. Anthony L. Bauer St. Paul MN Personal May 21, 2009
Ms. Jennifer Lynn Berdell Richmond VA Personal March 1, 2011
Mr. Jack Anthony Biedebach Santa Ana CA Personal April 19, 2011
Ms. Debra Curry Santa Ana CA Personal March 30, 2012
Mr. Gary B. Davis Palm Beach FL Personal October 14, 2009
Ms. B. Kathleen Dvorchak Denver CO Personal July 6, 2010
Mr. James F. Foster Reno NV Personal January 16, 2011
Mr. Richard A. Funk Austin TX Personal September 17, 2009
Ms. Jennifer Anne Girling Miami FL Personal May 17, 2010
Mr. Jorge Gutierrez Miami FL Personal June 30, 2010
Mr. Daniel Haines, Jr. Bridgeport CT Personal August 23, 2011
Ms. Kristin C. Harad San Francisco CA Personal December 18, 2010
Mr. Kenneth Earl Hayes, Jr. Knoxville TN Personal June 11, 2010
Ms. Jill Henson Kenosha WI Personal May 24, 2012
Mr. Jeffrey Katz Hunt Valley MD Personal February 6, 2008
Mr. Kenneth R. Kendall Sherman TX Personal September 17, 2011
Ms. Beverly Millard Ketel Manchester NH Personal October 9, 2009
Mr. Kyle C. Lamond Orlando FL Personal March 25, 2013
Mr. Don C. Larson Phoenix AZ Personal January 26, 2012
Mr. Sidney Lee Greenbelt MD Personal November 13, 2009
Mr. David B. MacLaren Winston Salem NC Personal January 16, 2009
Mr. Joseph Nelligan Philadelphia PA Personal September 6, 2012
Ms. Anita Nickerson Phoenix AZ Personal July 30, 2010
Ms. Mary Lynn Van Nostrand San Diego CA Personal April 29, 2011
Mr. Michael Allen Olsen Chicago IL Personal December 23, 2008
Mr. Jeffrey Olson Ft. Myers FL Personal September 28, 2008
Mr. Thomas John Preston Detroit MI Personal December 27, 2010
Mr. Bryce Pribyl Phoenix AZ Personal June 12, 2008
Ms. Carey A. Rokovich Phoenix AZ Personal December 30, 2008
Mr. Mark R. Shull Los Angeles CA Personal March 7, 2010
Mr. Daniel E. Sigman Rockford IL Personal January 28, 2012
Mr. Daniel W. Slot Grand Rapids MI Personal October 26, 2009
Mr. Napoleon Pamor Sta Ana, Jr. Chicago IL Personal June 19, 2009
Mr. Bruce Starks Dunwoody GA Personal April 22, 2011
Mr. Lawrence P. Strzelecki Chicago IL Personal April 8, 2010
Ms. Patricia Ann Tanner Oakland CA Personal September 27, 2011
Mr. John M. Tiddy Charlotte NC Personal April 14, 2009
Mr. Nicolas S. Toadvine Tampa FL Personal October 31, 2012
Mr. Jeffrey Untersee Tyler TX Personal July 1, 2008
Mr. James E. Van Meter Reno NV Personal December 19, 2012
Mr. Marcus A. Winbush St. Paul MN Personal April 30, 2013



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® professionals and other stakeholders. CFP Board owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™, 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 nearly 69,000 individuals to use these marks in the U.S.

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