Denver (Sept. 17, 2004) -- The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. announced that Barton Francis, CFP, CPA/PFS, CIMA, has been named chair-elect of the organization's Board of Governors for 2005.

Francis will assume his new duties Jan. 1, when current chair-elect Glenn Pape, CFP, CPA/PFS, takes over as chair. The Board of Governors is responsible for directing CFP Board policies and activities.

Francis is a director in the Personal Financial Services Practice in the Washington office of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

"This is an exciting and welcome challenge as the CFP Board seeks to enhance the economic well-being of the public, including underserved segments," Francis said. "We will do this, in part, by making sure CFP certificants are accountable to the public for excellence in financial planning and accept their professional obligation for high competency and ethics standards."

Francis was elected to the Board of Governors in 2003. He has served on the Personal Financial Planning Executive Committee for the American Institute of CPAs and as a speaker and chairman of the AICPA's Personal Financial Planning National Technical Conference.

-- WebCPA staff

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