When Kevin Keller left the Association for Financial Professionals for the top spot at the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards in 2007, the organization, then based in Denver, faced a crisis of confidence - internally and externally. It didn't help that the group was on its seventh CEO in as many years.
One of the first things Keller did was move the group to Washington. When he set up shop in the capital, his staff numbered only five; the CFP Board now has about 60 employees. Meanwhile, the number of certificants has soared, and the organization is actively engaged in the policy debates shaping the industry's regulatory landscape.
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