Minnesota financial planner Michael Branham has been elected president of the Financial Planning Association and aims to keep the organization flexible to its members' concerns.
Based on what we've seen from A4A readers, Branham will need to focus on the central regulatory issues of 2011 when his term starts on January 1.
Financial planners want clarity on what a post-Dodd-Frank fiduciary standard will look like and, most importantly, who is going to supervise RIA firms that the SEC currently oversees.
As yet, Branham seems eager to let the FPA membership shape his policy, so now is probably the time for those with a strong opinion to weigh in -- if you haven't already.
He also says he's passionate about getting young people to join the profession.