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Kimberly Wright-Violich Elected to CFP Board’s Board of Directors

December 15, 2013

Prominent charitable and social impact executive Kimberly Wright-Violich has been elected to serve a four-year term as a public member on the Board of Directors for Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.

“We are excited to have Kim join our Board as she will bring a unique set of perspectives and experiences that will help CFP Board advance its mission,” said Board Chair Nancy Kistner, CFP®.

Wright-Violich is currently a principal and co-founder in an impact investing and philanthropic advising firm and acting president of Echidna Giving. Echidna Giving is a social impact LLC that was founded by the first employee at Google. The organization is committed to improving girls’ education in the developing world. Wright-Violich also teaches and lectures about impact investing and strategic philanthropy at the University of California’s Haas School of Business.

Previously, Wright-Violich was the CEO and President of Schwab Charitable for 11 years, where she grew the organization from a start-up to $3.5 billion in assets.

A graduate of Stanford University, Wright-Violich also serves as a volunteer leader for other organizations including the Boards of the University of California-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership; World Affairs Council of the Bay Area; Cancer Prevention Institute of California; and Global Citizen Year.

Wright-Violich was elected at the Fall 2013 meeting. Her term begins January 1, 2014. The Board has 14 voting members and one non-voting member, Kevin R. Keller, CAE – Chief Executive Officer of CFP Board.