The Financial Planning Association (FPA), one of the nation's largest and oldest professional associations for financial advisors, has announced the election of Paul Brahim as its 2024 president-elect^1^. Brahim, a managing director at Wealth Enhancement Group (WEG), will assume his position on January 1, following the tenure of Claudia Cypher Kane as the incoming 2024 FPA President^1^.
A Leader in the Financial Planning Profession
With over 19,000 members, the FPA plays a vital role in supporting financial advisors across the country. Brahim's extensive experience and contributions to the profession have earned him this esteemed position^1^. At WEG, he works closely with chief executives, offering invaluable guidance on retirement and succession planning, as well as employee retirement and financial wellness programs^1^. Brahim's dedication to the field is evident not only through his work at WEG but also during his three-year term on the FPA board of directors^1^.
Advancing the Recognition of Financial Planners
Fueled by his passion for financial planning, Brahim expresses gratitude for the opportunity to lead the FPA. One of his primary goals is to obtain legal recognition for the term "financial planner" through title protection^1^. Brahim is determined to elevate the profession and work alongside the board and staff to solidify financial planning's status as a distinct and legally recognized field^1^.
Strengthening the FPA Leadership Team
In addition to Brahim's election, Daniel Galli, a board member, has been appointed as the 2024 FPA Treasurer, building on his two years of board service^1^. Moreover, the FPA welcomes new members to its board of directors for three-year terms, commencing on January 1^1^. The newly elected members include Lisa Kirchenbauer, founder and president of Omega Wealth Management; Celeste Revelli, director of digital planning at Fidelity Investments; and Timothy Todd, professor of law and associate dean for faculty development and scholarship at Liberty University School of Law^1^.
The FPA's board of directors, composed of 12 members, plays a crucial role in shaping the association's vision and strategic direction^1^.
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