The Financial Services Institute has appointed the CEO of a large broker-dealer holding company to its 2012 Board of Directors.

Jim Livingston, president and CEO of National Planning Holdings, has joined the advocacy organization’s 2012 Board, FSI said in a statement.

“I look forward to discussing the key issues that are affecting broker-dealers, regulators and advisors alike,” Livingston said in the statement.

National Planning Holdings is a broker-dealer holding company and an affiliate of Jackson National Life Insurance. It is specifically the holding company for independent broker-dealers Invest Financial, Investment Centers of America, National Planning Corporation, and SII Investments.

Danielle Reed writes for Financial Planning.