The Financial Services Institute, a trade group representing independent financial advisors and independent financial services firms, has named four new directors to its board and its 2022 executive committee.
The four new members of the FSI board are:
- Von D. Cook II, partner at Client Centric Advisors; OSJ branch manager at Cambridge Investment Research (financial advisor)
- Alex David, president and chief executive officer of Stifel Independent Advisors
- Emily Schlosser, chief operating officer at BNY Mellon | Pershing
- Amy Webber, president and CEO of Cambridge Investment Research
The board also elected five to the 2021 executive committee are:
- Chair of the board: Ed Forst, president and CEO of Lincoln Investment
- Vice Chair (Chair in 2023): J. Scott Spiker, executive chairman of First Command Financial Planning
- Immediate past chair: James Poer, CEO of Kestra Holdings
- Finance chair: Denise Barrows, financial advisor at Barrows Trostle Advisors (financial advisor)
- FSI PAC chair: Steve Horn, president of Prosperity Financial Group (financial advisor)
“Having a strong, visionary board is crucial during this time of continuous change, and we are grateful to have that in our board of directors,” said Dale Brown, FSI president and CEO. “Each member of the board, including our four newest directors, brings a diverse and unique perspective along with a wealth of experience in the independent financial services industry. Their leadership will guide our continued momentum in advocating for our members and the clients they serve.”
In addition to those elected to leadership positions, continuing on the board are: Christine Byrne, Back Cove Financial (financial advisor); C. Kent Christian; Mary Beth Hofmeister, Sage Financial Associates; Doug Ketterer, Atria Wealth Solutions; Bob Oros, Hightower Advisors; Chris Perry, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.; Jodi Perry, Raymond James Financial Services; Jamie Price, Advisor Group; John Rooney, Commonwealth Financial Network; Thomas Santucci, Gateway Investments (financial advisor); Evamarie Schoenborn, Northwestern Mutual Investment Services; Marc Squires, Fidelity Clearing & Custody Solutions; Tim Stinson, Cetera Financial Group.
In 2021, Jim Crowley of BNY Mellon | Pershing resigned from the board upon his election to the FINRA board of governors. The board elected Schlosser to fill the vacant seat later in the year.
The Financial Services Institute has more than 80 independent financial services firm members and their 130,000+ affiliated financial advisors – which comprise more than 45 percent of all producing registered representatives.