FSI Elects 2019 Board & Executive Committee Members

The Financial Services Institute elected six new directors for its board for 2019: Denise Barrows, Barrows Trostle Advisors; Carolyn Clancy, EVP, head of BD Segment, Fidelity Clearing & Custody Solutions; Jim Crowley, COO, BNY Mellon | Pershing; Chris Flint, president and CEO, ProEquities; Steve Horn, president, Prosperity Financial Group; and Chris Perry, president, Global Sales, Marketing & Client Solutions, Broadridge Financial Solutions.

The Board also elected five of its directors to leadership positions on the 2019 Executive Committee. Those are:

  • Chair of the Board: David Knoch, president, 1st Global
  • Vice Chair (Chair in 2020): John Rooney, managing principal, Commonwealth Financial Network
  • Immediate Past Chair: Dean Harman, founder and CEO, Harman Wealth Management
  • Finance Chair: Scott Curtis, president, Private Client Group, Raymond James Financial
  • PAC Chair: James Poer, president and CEO, Kestra Financial

“We must have a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds on our Board as we work on behalf of our members,” said FSI President and CEO Dale Brown. “The executives and financial advisors who lead our Board have a deep understanding of our profession and the needs of Main Street investors – and how our mission of advocacy makes a difference.”

Members staying on the board through 2019 include:

  • Adam Antoniades, Cetera Financial Group
  • Valerie Brown, Advisor Group
  • Richard Bryant, Capital Investment Companies
  • Kent Christian, Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network
  • Bill Dowell (financial advisor)
  • Ed Forst, Lincoln Investment
  • Kimberly Kropp (financial advisor)
  • Dick Lampen, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services
  • Shawn McLaughlin, McLaughlin Ryder Investments
  • Scott Spiker, First Command Financial Planning

Founded in 2004, the Financial Services Institute is the only organization advocating solely on behalf of independent financial advisors and independent financial services firms. FSI has successfully promoted a more responsible regulatory environment for more than 100 independent financial services firm members and their 160,000+ affiliated financial advisors.

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