The CFP Board has named former NAPFA Chairwoman Susan John as its own chairwoman for 2019.

In her new role, John said in a statement that she expects "to find ways to effectively carry out our mission of upholding [the] CFP certification as the highest standard in personal financial planning."

John did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Susan John also served as NAPFA chair from 2010 to 2012.
Susan John also served as NAPFA chair from 2010 to 2012.

The board elects its chairs more than a year ahead of their one-year terms. Next year, the board will refer to John as its 2018 chairwoman-elect until she assumes office.

Blaine Aikin, the current chairman, will be replaced by Richard Salmen in 2018. Salmen is CEO of Northern Financial Advisors in greater Detroit. Aikin is executive chairman of the consulting firm fi360.

John founded her planning firm, Financial Focus in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, in 1995. She joined the CFP Board as a director last year and served as NAPFA chairwoman from 2010 to 2012.

While at NAPFA she helped create the Financial Planning Coalition, comprised of the board, NAPFA and the FPA. The coalition combines the membership and resources of the three nonprofits to lobby on behalf of the planning profession in the Capitol and elsewhere.

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