Denver (Jan. 22, 2003) -- As part of efforts to restructure the international Certified Financial Planner certification program, the newly formed Financial Planning Standards Board Ltd., the body charged with overseeing the global development of the CFP certification, has tapped Canadian John S. Carpenter as its chairman.

Carpenter is a past chair of the CFP Board's Canadian affiliate, the Financial Planners Standards Council, and currently serves as executive director and chief executive of Certified General Accountants Association of Alberta. Carpenter served as a Canadian delegate to the International CFP Council from 2000 to 2002, chaired its Finance Committee from 2001 to 2002, and was a member of the CFP Board/International CFP Council joint task force working on international restructuring.

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