TheAICPAhas recognized Michael Goodman, founder of the Manhattan-basedWealthstream Advisors, as the recipient of the 2014 Personal Financial Planning Distinguished Service Award. 

Lyle Benson, chairman of the AICPA Personal Financial Planning Executive Committee, presented the award to Goodman yesterday at the Institute’s Advanced Personal Financial Planning Conference in Las Vegas. 

The AICPA’s PFP Distinguished Service Award is annually granted to an AICPA member whose volunteer efforts made significant contributions to advancement and growth of the personal financial planning profession.

“Michael Goodman’s many contributions to the AICPA have added substantial value to our members,” saidJeannette Koger, and vice president of Member Specialization and Credentialing with the AICPA, at the Conference. “His efforts speaking at conferences and serving as a spokesperson for the CPA financial planning profession [has] helped raised awareness for the PFP section and the PFS credential."

An active member of the AICPA for more than nine years, Goodman served on the Institute’s PFP Executive Committee, Investments Committee and Financial Literacy Commission, as well as serving as the chair of the PFP Conference Committee from 2009-2012. Goodman helped to advance the conference offering by improving the conference agenda and attracting top industry speakers.

A regular speaker at AICPA conferences, both leading sessions and serving as a panelist, Goodman also serves as a media spokesperson for the PFP/PFS communities, and has been quoted in media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNN, and this publication in regard to the CPA financial planning profession.

Goodman currently serves as a member of the PFP Conference and Investment Committees and is an active participant in several PFP Executive Committee initiatives, including a thought leadership panel and media advisory board. Goodman assists the AICPA in the development of the profession’s future as a member of the PFP Executive Committee Next Generation Task Force.

For more information on the PFP Distinguished Service Award, head to the AICPA's sitehere.