Dan Lash, CFP®, AIF®
Happy New Year! How quickly 2015 seemed to pass. With a new year upon us I am writing my first President’s Message for the best FPA chapter in America. I feel privileged and a bit overwhelmed with the task of President but with the assistance of a fantastic Board, Past Presidents and the always reliable Peggy Nelson, I am sure to keep the ship sailing in the right direction.
Please join me in thanking Ken Robinson for serving as President in 2015 and Chairman in 2016 the next time you see him at a chapter meeting. I have big shoes to fill.
As always we start the year off with some outstanding meetings. Our annual Winter Symposium will be held Friday, January 22 at the Dulles Hyatt. If you need Ethics credits for your CFP® this will be available before the Symposium from 6:30-8:30am. Keep an eye out for regular emails containing details and bios of the Symposium speakers. This year’s attendees will receive 6 CE credits for CFP®, CIMA, MD and VA Insurance, pending approval.
The 3rd Annual Career Day will be held on February 19, 2016 at the Dulles Hyatt. The career fair is an excellent opportunity for hiring an intern or associate advisor. The Career Day allows you to interview multiple candidates from colleges and universities on the east coast as well some career changers with great experience. If you are not in need of a new hire, the Career Day will also offer a Luncheon with two outstanding speakers, Dave Yeske and Elissa Buie. They will be discussing Career Paths, Internships and Residency Programs.
In the New Year, please join us for one or both of our two scheduled Happy Hours on January 8 at Chima Restaurant in Tysons, and on January 22 following the Symposium at the Dulles Hyatt. These events provide a great opportunity to network, meet our Board members, and enjoy the opportunity to “Sip and Share” your favorite drinks while sharing your best business tips!
Registration is open now for all events at http://www.fpanca.org/events/event_list.asp.
We want to congratulate the many Award Winners in our Chapter! Please find the following featured articles in this Newsletter detailing these Awards and our members: Our Chapter Outstanding Award Winners for 2016, Investment News Lifetime Achievement Award and Women to Watch winners, as well as the Schwab Impact winners, featuring many members from our chapter!
Have a Happy and Healthy New Year and I look forward to meeting you at our next event.
Daniel P. Lash, CFP®, AIF®
2016 FPA NCA President