Thursday, January 8, 2015

Ken Robinson, CFP®

Happy New Year!  As we bid farewell to a very turbulent 2014, it appears 2015 is picking up right where we left off.  Despite all of the turmoil and confusion in the world, one thing is very clear.  The need for financial planning has never been greater. This presents a huge opportunity for our members to serve the growing number of people in need of assistance.  It’s an exciting time to be in the financial services industry!

Our primary goal as a chapter is to help you become more effective in your practice, in your career, and most importantly, in serving your clients.  We do this by providing great programs, speakers, and networking opportunities throughout the year.  In 2015, our board will focus on providing the most relevant, high-quality continuing education and professional development programs to our fellow members.  We also want to provide plenty of opportunities for you to network with fellow members and sponsorship partners in order to help you gain new insights and grow your business. With these goals in mind, we have planned a fantastic line-up of events for 2015.

To kick off the New Year, the Winter Symposium is just over two weeks away!  The event will be held at the Dulles Hyatt on Friday, January 23rd.  The agenda is packed with great topics and amazing speakers, as well as plenty of opportunities to socialize with your industry colleagues and to gather valuable information from our sponsorship partners.  Please click HERE  to review the schedule and speakers for the day!  In addition to a great line-up of speakers, we will be raffling off two state-of-the-art big screen TVs and two $100 Visa gift cards!  We are expecting this year’s event to be a sellout with space limited to 300, so if you have not registered, please click HERE.

 We are also very excited to announce our 2nd annual FPA NCA Career Fair to be held on Friday, February 27th.  It was such a huge success last year that we had to move it to a larger space for 2015.  This year the Career Fair will be at the McLean Hilton in the Tyson’s Corner area.  Register early as space is limited.

Last year we introduced a new monthly luncheon format that included two presentations with lunch and networking time in-between.  The format was very well received, and we will continue the approach in 2015.  Our programs committee has planned a spectacular schedule of luncheon speakers and topics for this year. Please visit our Community Calendar for a list of upcoming events and add them to your calendar! And don’t forget about our member-breakfast events, happy hours, and our Charity Golf Event on May 6th.  

As always, we need your feedback and suggestions to help us make our programs even better. So please reach out to us with your thoughts and ideas.  The contact information for our Board of Directors is listed HERE.  And please get involved and volunteer for one of our committees.  It is great way to make an impact and to build new relationships with your colleagues.

I wish all of you a healthy and prosperous 2015.

Best Regards, 


Ken Robinson
2015 FPA NCA President