The Financial Services Institute elected David Stringer, Stephen Chipman, and Dick Lampen to its board of directors for 2013.

The move, announced Friday, strengthens the organization’s focus and attention on small and mid-sized firms, in its mission to create a more responsible regulatory environment for independent broker- dealers and their affiliated independent financial advisors.

“We have been blessed with an incredibly thoughtful, diverse Board since our founding, and 2013 will be the pinnacle of that strength so far,” said FSI president and chief executive officer Dale Brown.

FSI is an advocacy organization for independent financial services firms and over 35,000 financial advisors.

In addition to the three new director elects, FSI has also elected Lawrence Roth as the new chair of the Board, and Mike Mungenast as vice chair.

"Our Board members volunteer their time, resources and expertise in support of our mission of advocacy for a healthier, more business friendly regulatory environment,” Brown said. “Our advocacy agenda benefits firms and advisors of all sizes and business models, and our Board of Directors continues to reflect that diversity.”